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Acclaimed Hard Rock Drummer HEMPO HILDÉN Dead At 69

Acclaimed Finnish-Swedish rock drummer Henrik “Hempo” Hildén has died on the age of 69.

Born in Tampere, Finland, Hildén, who has performed with John Norum, Don Dokken and Glenn Hughes, amongst others, moved to the Swedish city Karlskrona within the Nineties, the place he remained till his loss of life. He was thought-about one among Sweden’s most in-demand rock drummers.

In response to SVT, Hildén died earlier as we speak (Monday, Might 30) after a interval of sickness. A number of of his closest kinfolk, together with his daughter Bella Hildén, have been by his facet on the time of his loss of life.

Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw, who has performed with KING DIAMOND, SABATON, MERCYFUL FATE, THERION, DREAM EVIL and DIMMU BORGIR, paid tribute to Hempo, writing on Fb (translated from Swedish): “In reminiscence of Hempo Hildén. Relaxation in Peace drum brother. My first assembly with the legend was at Cool Cat within the spring of 1993 the place he complimented me on my drumming and thought I seemed like TRASH guitarist Gene Ball with blonde hair all the way down to his ass. (Nonetheless do not know which one made me the happiest)”

Swedish guitarist Tommy Denander additionally reacted to Hempo‘s loss of life, writing: “RIP Hempo Hildén. Nice Swedish drummer for John Norum, Dokken, Glenn Hughes and so forth plus many large Swedish artists. We performed collectively quite a bit because the 80’s and he was not solely an awesome drummer however simply as lovingly loopy as solely these old fashioned rockers might be”.

Hempo was the unique drummer for Don Dokken‘s solo band and appeared in a couple of early picture classes with Don and the opposite musicians earlier than being changed previous to the recording of 1990’s “Up From The Ashes” album.

Idag fick vi den tråkiga nyheten att Hempo Hilden har lämnat oss och gått vidare until nästa anhalt.
Hempo var en viktig…

Posted by JAGG on Monday, Might 30, 2022

Det är med bestörtning och stor sorg jag mottog nyheten från SVT:S journalist för en stund sedan att Henrik gått bort o…

Posted by Paul Melén on Monday, Might 30, 2022

RIP Hempo Hilden 😢🙏😢

Nice Swedish drummer for John Norum, Dokken, Glenn Hughes and so forth plus many large Swedish artists.


Posted by Tommy Denander on Monday, Might 30, 2022

Until minne av Hempo Hildén.
Vila i Frid trumbroder. ❤️😢

Mitt första möte med legenden var på Cool Cat våren 1993 där…

Posted by Snowy Shaw on Monday, Might 30, 2022

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