Artists industry wide react to Keith Flint’s death
The Earth seemed to stand still for more than just the electronic music space on Monday, March 4 as news of The Prodigy‘s Keith Flint‘s death ripped through the music industry at large. From Skrillex, to Led Zeppelin‘s Jimmy Page, Cypress Hill to the Sex Pistol’s Johnny Rotten, music makers far and wide took to Twitter to express their grief and admiration for the fallen icon. Another electronic music monolith gone too soon, Flint’s legacy will live on.
I may not of had a career if it wasn’t for you Keith …you made me feel welcome in a time when I needed it . Thanks for all laughs my friend 🖤RIP pic.twitter.com/QCLPddIhPN
— Skrillex (@Skrillex) March 4, 2019
RIP Keith Flint. I damn near burned a hole through The Prodigy Experience in 92 when there wasn’t a lot of accessible dance music in Kentucky. It was a huge deal for me. I can’t overstate it. I’m very grateful to have had proof that this world I wanted so badly actually existed.
— THE BLACK MADONNA (@blackmadonnachi) March 4, 2019
Very sad news today. R. I. P. Keith Flint of Prodigy https://t.co/NvCGUhXJhG
— Jimmy Page (@JimmyPage) March 4, 2019
RIP Keith Flint, the original Firestarter pic.twitter.com/IB3g57Jc3n
— Cypress Hill ™ (@cypresshill) March 4, 2019
At the Q Awards years ago, when @NoelGallagher was saying he was leaving Ibiza because I’d moved there, and @DamonAlbarn refused to be in the same picture as me, and @PaulWellerHQ was saying he’d rather eat his own shit than work with me, Keith Flint came over, gave me a hug, and
— James Blunt (@JamesBlunt) March 4, 2019
I cannot believe the news of Keith Flint passing. He was one of my biggest inspirations and he truly helped shape the dance music industry we know today. Utterly heartbroken.
— (@Zomboy) March 4, 2019
Rest in peace Keith Flint from the Prodigy
— Vicetone (@Vicetone) March 4, 2019
RIP the incomparable Keith Flint. A true icon in every way. Thank you for the inspiration, music and friendship.
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) March 4, 2019
Rip Keith Flint. The Prodigy put on one of the best shows we’ve ever seen in any music genre and their music has been an inspiration for a long long time.
— ZEDS DEAD (@zedsdead) March 4, 2019
— Red Hot Chili News (@news_rhcp) March 5, 2019
Damn. Rest in Peace Keith Flint. An Inspiration and an Icon whose effect on the human race was/is immeasurable. Truly one in a million. Legend.
— Flux Pavilion (@Fluxpavilion) March 4, 2019
I remember the first time I heard “Firestarter,” it’s rare that someone comes along and truly changes the direction music is flowing but very special when they do. The Prodigy did that. They were innovators & I am deeply sad to hear that Keith Flint is no longer with us. – Nick pic.twitter.com/vY26wunJyg
— Duran Duran (@duranduran) March 5, 2019
so sad to hear about Keith Flint,we played many gigs with the prodigy over the years and they were always friendly and supportive.he was an amazing front man, a true original and he will be missed.tom&ed x
— The Chemical Brothers (@ChemBros) March 4, 2019
Sad to wake up to the news that we lost Keith Flint, a true original.
The Prodigy have made a huge contribution to dance culture and electronic music around the world. Keith’s contribution as the band’s iconic front man was immense and he will be dearly missed R.I.P xx pic.twitter.com/1wB0PhN1Gd
— Pete Tong mbe (@petetong) March 4, 2019