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This past October marked the 15th anniversary of the passing of SAVATAGE guitarist Criss Oliva. To honor his memory, the Greek edition of Rock Hard magazine has published a special five-page article in this month's issue featuring interviews with about Criss conducted exclusively for this story.

The following people were interviewed for the article:

* Paul O'Neill (long-time SAVATAGE and TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA producer and co-writer)
* Chris Caffery (guitars, SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA)
* Johnny Lee Middletton (bass, SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA)
* Zak Stevens (vocals, SAVATAGE, CIRCLE II CIRCLE)
* Alex Skolnick (guitars, TESTAMENT, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, replaced Criss Oliva on "Handful of Rain" album)
* John Zahner (keyboards, JON OLIVA'S PAIN, also SAVATAGE touring member for the "Streets" tour)

For more information, visit http://www.myspace.com/rockhardgreece.

In the early morning hours of October 17, 1993 Criss Oliva and his wife Dawn were en route to the Livestock Festival in Zephyrhills, Florida when tragedy struck. They were hit head-on by a drunk driver. Criss was killed and Dawn suffered severe injuries.

The driver of the other car, Garth McNamee, was found to have a drunk driving record of seven prior DUIs and having a blood alcohol content of .294 percent (legal Florida limit is .10 percent) and sustained fractured left ribs, jaw, nose, right wrist, and both lower legs with lacerations to his face, legs and right hand, according to RealSavatage.com. The drunk driver was charged and convicted of DUI manslaughter, DUI serious injury, and vehicular homicide but served only 18 months jail time and had his driver's license revoked indefinitely. He was also ordered to write the Oliva family an apology letter and was said to be paying restitution of $100 a month to Dawn Oliva.

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If it were up to me that fucker would still be rotting in a fucking jail cell.

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If it were up to me that fucker would still be rotting in a fucking jail cell.



Well put Cody. Seconded! :D

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RIP Criss... :B

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Too bad Cody isn't around to see this... :tease:

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How much you'll pay... for what you used to get for free..."

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Are you a victim of the System... or the Powers-That-Be?
If there was nothing to gain... would you do it for free?"

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~ Rod Stewart (The Faces)


"The earth can shake... The sky come down... The mountains all... fall to the ground...
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