Electronic music lost one of its pioneers on March 4 with the death of The Prodigy‘s Keith Flint. In the days since his passing, artists from around the world spanning all genres have shared how Flint inspired them and their music. Creatives from Jimmy Page to Skrillex shared their condolences and personal stories, showing how truly widespread The Prodigy’s influence has been in the decades since the group’s founding in 1989.
Elton John is one of the latest to share his feelings on Flint’s death, taking a few moments before the start of his Rocket Hour show on Apple Music‘s Beats 1 to recognize Flint’s talent. He also kicked off his show with the group’s iconic “Firestarter.”
“What a shame. What a seminal record, what a seminal group they are or were,” John said before launching into the track. “I don’t know if they’ll continue, but when I first heard that and saw the video I just thought, ‘wow, what is this?!’ Such a tragedy. My condolences to Keith’s family and the band. They are one of the most original groups to come out of England… ever.”
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