Gonzalo Muñoz Hinojal, better known as Salo, died this Tuesday at the age of 67. Salo became a music legend for being one of the founders of Extremoduro, where he was the group’s bassist and guitarist between 1988 and 1993. The musician has died in Plasencia as a result of cancer, according to Hoy .
Salo went to the hospital last Thursday, after a few days of feeling bad. The doctors decided to leave him admitted to seeing that the disease was widespread. Four days later, the musician has passed away. As he wished, his mortal remains will be cremated and no religious ceremony will be held.
Before coming to the mythical rock group, Salo went through others such as Los Comancheros, Los Dogos, or Momentary Indecision, until at 34 he allowed himself to be deceived by the Extremoduro project.
The beginnings of the latter were not easy. In fact, they resorted to crowfunding to be able to record their first demo and tried to attract attention to the Plàstic (TVE) program. All this until he managed to publish the album Tú en tu casa, Nosotros en la bonfire, which today has become a cult album.
The guitarist left the band in 1993. At first, he decided to go with Robe, another of the members, to Barcelona to continue growing musically, but finally, he rejected his partner’s offer because he felt too veteran to start from scratch. From that moment on, he stopped dedicating himself professionally to music.