It's very sad for the whole metal community because the passion for true music and the respect for each other is real.
Corey is a massive fan of MJ,yes he has a huge tattoo of the "Off the Wall" cover on his whole back and never failed to mention M as a bid inspiration,and so the Clown.
Last year I saw them at the "Gods of Metal" festival and it was really sad because it was the day M died,25th June, and everybody there kept talking about him...it was a very strange atmosphere,you could sense the sense of loss of a great artist.
When the concert ended,Slipknot (they were headliners) left the stage and "Beat It" was playing as tribute,and it was amazing seeing all the fans there almost 30.000,clapping their hands to MJ even if it was a metal festival.
Fans were leaving the arena to the notes of a MJ song,and as sad as it was we felt very close to him.
Now a year later we loose one of those amazing guys as well.....life is really unfair sometimes...