preThing.net are saddened by the
news that Modesto, CA native, Rust Epique passed away in the early hours of Tuesday, March 9th, 2004. V2's official press release is replicated below.
V2 Records Sadly
Announces the passing of pre)Thing frontman Rust Epique.
Rust Epique, lead singer,
guitarist and songwriter for V2
Records band "pre)Thing" was in bed with his wife when he died on Tuesday from a heart attack at his home in Las Vegas. Epique was 36.
pre)Thing’s debut album, 22nd Century Lifestyle,
was released on April 6. What makes the
tragedy even greater is that the
single from the album “Faded Love”
has been one of the most added
tracks at Active Rock Radio
two weeks in a row and continues
to pick up new
fans each week. V2 President,
Andy Gershon, issued the following
statement "This is a sad day for all of us at
V2. Rust will be sorely missed.
Not only was he an incredibly
talented musician but a friend
to us all. We are
saddened by this loss and our
hearts go out to his friends and family."
The pre)Thing cd is currently in stores everywhere.