RIP Geordie Walker

2023-11-27 by Raul Stanciu STAFF | 30 Comments
Killing Joke guitar player and founding member Geordie Walker died on 26th November 2023 in Prague due to a stroke suffered two days prior. He was only 64 years old.

Walker's playing style and sound has been praised multiple times during his career, influencing a lot of bands from various genres such as industrial rock/metal, gothic rock, grunge, shoegaze, alternative rock and heavy metal. He was the only member besides Jaz Coleman to play on all Killing Joke releases, joining the band in 1979. Geordie also played in industrial music supergroups Murder, Inc. & The Damage Manual. He also worked at Studio Faust in Prague, recording and producing other's people music.

Last year, Jaz Coleman mentioned the band was working on new music. The latest single Killing Joke released is "Full Spectrum Dominance":










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Dewinged
Staff Reviewer
November 27th 2023
31783 Comments


Oh no... RIP ;(

Squiggly
November 27th 2023
1177 Comments


RIP.

joesmoe4000
November 27th 2023
677 Comments


R.I.P. very sad news extremely talented and underrated guitarist.

kkarron
November 27th 2023
1290 Comments


That's a fucker of bad news alright. Loved his guitarwork...

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
November 27th 2023
59359 Comments


Hard RIP - absolutely iconic player, so much lean muscular caustic goodness all over his style

ffs
November 27th 2023
6177 Comments


RIP

cloakanddagger
November 27th 2023
723 Comments


This one hurts. I've loved killing joke since I heard the death and resurrection show on the need for speed underground 2 soundtrack. Geordie's sound was massive and effortlessly so.

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
November 27th 2023
6135 Comments


I was really happy when Jaz announced they would record a new album. I wonder if the band is done after this unfortunate event.

DavidYowi
November 27th 2023
3508 Comments


One of the greatest guitarists of all time

canczar
November 27th 2023
185 Comments


Icon. Glad i caught them with tool several times a few years back. RIP

Pikazilla
November 27th 2023
28930 Comments


RIP legend

Amazing band, which helped shape my taste

SomeCallMeTim
November 27th 2023
3733 Comments


Unforgettable guitar tone

Azazzel
November 27th 2023
937 Comments


big respect

SteakByrnes
November 27th 2023
29443 Comments


horrible news, RIP legend

GhandhiLion
November 27th 2023
17626 Comments


Rip

ThyCrossAwaits
November 27th 2023
3899 Comments


The fact that Democracy runs less than a 4.0 community average is sad

Hardest of RIPS

ChaoticVortex
November 27th 2023
1567 Comments


Hard RIP indeed.

DePlazz
November 27th 2023
4436 Comments


Iconic fuckin RIP

iHaveSex
November 27th 2023
189 Comments


Rest in peace

DadKungFu
Contributing Reviewer
November 27th 2023
4531 Comments


Horrendous news RIP

Imperial
November 27th 2023
2024 Comments


Was only introduced to Killing Joke was Absolute Dissent. One of my favourite records. Hard RIP.

Davil667
November 27th 2023
4041 Comments


Devastating news Very sad.

RIP

BMDrummer
November 28th 2023
15084 Comments


RIP to one of the fucking greats, such a singular player that we all imitate in one way or another

GhostShelter
November 28th 2023
805 Comments


Damn… don’t they have a new album due out sometime soon? That full spectrum dominance single rules azz.

Colliiiin
November 28th 2023
782 Comments


His influence has reached many genres, KJ are one of the all time greats. R.I.P. Geordie

EvoHavok
November 28th 2023
8075 Comments


@cloakanddagger
That's how I discovered them too.

R.I.P. Geordie.

Sharenge
November 28th 2023
4709 Comments


for me, it was JKB

drasticaction74
November 29th 2023
1943 Comments


huge loss, and very sad. he and KJ influenced so much great music

cloakanddagger
November 29th 2023
723 Comments


@evo yeah I have very fond memories of that game when I was 12-13ish. Crazy to think this band has been a part of my life for that long now.

EvoHavok
November 30th 2023
8075 Comments


@cloak
Same, that game is an absolute childhood treasure. I was a little younger than you when I started playing it. Through its diverse soundtrack I've discovered many cool bands that I still listen to a lot, such as QOTSA.



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