“George [Harrison] was
a good and humble man who believed in the power of love to overcome all
adversity. He lived his life without asking anything for himself, and
his courage to quietly remind us that God created a world for peace and
compassion has had a profound effect on all of our lives.” - Billy Corgan, 2001
too, was a dreamer. He believed in making the world a better place, and
with his idealism, activism and, most of all, his music, he did exactly
that. He lived a life of quiet dignity and today the world is a lesser
place.” - Mike Mills, 2001
Day 52: Sharon den Adel Born: July 12th, 1974 (Netherlands)
Bands/Projects: Within Temptation (1996 – present)
Collaborations: Voyage (1996); Silicon Head (1997); Ayreon (1998); De
Heideroosjes (1999, 2001, 2005); After Forever (2000); Orphanage (2000);
Paralysis (2000); Avantasia (2001, 2002, 2016); Timo Tolkki (2002, 2013); Aemen
(2003); Delain (2006); Armin van Buuren (2008); Agua de Annique (2009); Oomph!
(2010); For All We Know (2011); Coeverduh (2012); Leander Rising (2012); Ali B
(2014); Tarja (2016, live 2017)
Curiosities: ♦ Sharon
traveled extensively in her youth, living in at least ten different countries,
including Indonesia, where she lived between ages one and six. ♦ She has a bachelor’s
degree in fashion design. ♦ Sharon has a mezzo-soprano
range, though she has a light and lyric vocal quality for that range.
Personal life: ♦ During high school den Adel met Robert Westerholt who introduced her to Paradise
Lost. As their partnership grew, in
1996 they came to form a band called The Portal, though the name was changed to
Within Temptation before their debut recording. ♦ Sharon and long-term partner Robert have three
children together (daughter Eva Luna, sons Robin Aiden and Logan Arwin).
That was a little bit weird cuz I’ve known Johnny since I was 9, and he was much older than me so by the time we got to doing movies where I was his love interest we were both just like cracking up like this is so weird. -CHRISTINA RICCI
There’s so much suffering going on in the world right now, there’s not only one place to think of, let alone mention here. My heart is with everyone who may need it.
And to everyone in the U.S. not affected by the hurricanes, if you see a Military Veteran or Active Duty person, Fire Fighter, or Police Officer, please thank them for their service. September 11th, 2001 forever changed our country, and they were there to protect us.