Jeff Gorra of Alternative Nation has interviewed Sevendust‘s Lajon Witherspoon.
Here is an excerpt:
I snuck home from college early one day in December of 2001. One of my favorite bands, Fuel, was playing at my favorite hometown venue – The Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. They were supporting their mega-hit record, Something Like Human, which was basically the soundtrack of my life at the time. There was no way I was missing this show.
I had done this a few times before, so when I got home I was expecting my family to laugh at me as they usually did when I walked in the door randomly and unannounced. Something was different this time though. I leaped up the garage stairs and into the kitchen, and found my mother in tears. No, it wasn’t at the sight of me! My grandfather had been struggling with Alzheimer’s disease for a few years now. About 15 minutes before I walked in, my mother had gotten a call that things had taken a sudden sharp turn for the worse. My grandfather was a very strong man who was truly loved by all. He had so courageously fought and at times tried to mask that something wasn’t right. You could see he knew it and it would crush him. Still he charged on the best he could, not wanting to miss a thing. But this time, we all couldn’t help but think, what was going to happen? Is this the end of his suffering? I can’t imagine him not being here.
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