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Jonne Liimatainen

Jonne Liimatainen

BORN: 30.08.1983

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JONNE LIIMATAINEN IS CURRENT MEMBER IN

Name Instrument Member from
Negative Vocals 1997 -

Biography

Jonne was born in Tampere, Finland as Jonne Aaron Liimatainen, but as his last name is difficult to pronounce for non-Finnish speakers, he has substituted his middle name for his last.

Jonne is 178 cm or 5’8” tall, and weighs 59 kg (about 130 lbs.) He has blue eyes, and his August birth makes him a Virgo. Jonne was brought up in foster care due to alcoholic and abusive parents. His brother Tommi knew that he needed tough love. He skipped school and guitar lessons prefering to hide in his room. He is currently the lead singer and lyricist of the Finnish glam rock band Negative. He has two brothers, Tommi, also his manager, and younger brother, Ville, who is also a musician, he is the lead singer of Flinch. ([1])

Jonne is known for being very, very shy. He can play guitar and sometimes will play acoustic during concerts. He can also play a little bit of piano, drums, and bass. He plays the harmonica solo in the Negative song Until You're Mine. He has also mentioned in past interviews that Kurt Cobain, Nirvana, and Guns N' Roses inspired him to begin a musical career.

In his teens, Jonne formed Negative with his friend, Jay. Later Antti, Kristian (Sir Christus) and Lauri (Larry Love) joined the band.

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