Maxim Nucci, the heir to Johnny Hallyday : it is to him that would be the responsibility of the mission to finish his album – Gala

Entertainment 7 December, 2017


Johnny Hallyday, who had died in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, 6 December, has not had time to finish his last album. Yodelice will be there to finalize the songs unfinished ?

Johnny Hallyday has lost his last fight : he has succumbed to his lung cancer in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday 6 December. He leaves his wife, Laeticia, his children David, Laura, Jade and Joy, his loved ones, but also his fans in the greatest distress. For his audience, the Taulier had done the impossible this summer : occur in concert with Jacques Dutronc and Eddy Mitchell for a tour of the Old Scoundrels. Despite the illness, he set fire to the stage. He was preparing an album, with her guitarist Yarol Poupaud and Maxim Nucci. On social networks, Laeticia Hallyday posting regularly moments of happiness in the studio.

Despite his desire to finish this album at all costs, even to save her on her death bed, Johnny Hallyday will finally not have time to finish it. Which would be the responsibility of the heavy task of finishing the last installment of such a monster sacred ? The one that is drawn as being his “spiritual son” is Maxim Nucci, otherwise called Yodelice. The beginnings of the collaboration between the Taulier and the musician of 38 years, dating back to 2010, when the last co-directed the album’s first single, in the company of Matthieu Chédid. The opus is a flop. “In spite of this failure, Johnny had spotted the talent of Maxim,” recalls Bertrand Lamblot, who has been artistic director of the rocker, with the Parisian.

Four years later, he participated in Stay alive, the album met such a success that the duo did the same the following year with love. In January 2016, Johnny Hallyday receives the price of the songs album of the year at the ceremony of Victoires de la musique, he invited Maxim Nucci to join him on stage. Inseparable, they spend their holidays together in Los Angeles, in the villa Pacific Palisades with Laeticia Hallyday and Isabelle Ithurburu, the companion of Yodelice. “I learn a lot at his side. It is a great opportunity to have met him and be able to work with him. It is very generous, very touching. We exchange a lot on the music, the life. Every moment spent with him is unforgettable “, said the musician, and father of Aaron, born of his union with Jennifer, with the Parisian.

Nothing will be as before. You leave me lost and distraught without your nobility, your eyes, your voice, your laugh and your infinite tenderness. Immense despair. No other words, tears…a lot… you are gonna terribly miss you ..

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