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Alan Myers, Ex-DEVO drummer, passes away

Posted July 1, 2013, 6:08 p.m.

Alan Myers, who drummer for DEVO from 1976-1986, has passed away after a battle with cancer. Among other releases, Myers placed on the band's successful Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! Gerald Casale of DEVO offered the following statement:

In praise of Alan Myers, the most incredible drummer I had the privilege to play with for 10 years. Losing him was like losing an arm. RIP!! I begged him not to quit Devo. He could not tolerate being replaced by the Fairlight and autocratic machine music. I agreed. Alan, you were the best – a human metronome and then some. A once in a lifetime find thanks to Bob Mothersbaugh. U were born to drum Devo!

Source: consequenceofsound

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Arturo Vega, Ramones logo artist, passes away

Posted June 15, 2013, 12:28 p.m.

Former Ramones artistic director Arturo Vega passed away last week.

Vega, who designed the Ramones emblem, was born in Mexico and lived near CBGB early in the Ramones career. In later years, he was a preeminent Ramones archivist.

Soure: punknews.org

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Obituaries Jeff Hanneman (Slayer) passes from liver failure

Posted May 4, 2013, 10:55 a.m.

Jeff Hanneman (Slayer) passes from liver failure

Longtime Slayer guitarist and songwriter Jeff Hanneman passed away on Thursday from liver failure. Hanneman, 49, had not toured with the group since early 2011 when he contracted necrotizing fasciitis, a disease that eats away ...

Obituaries Tony Sly (No Use For A Name) Passes Away

Posted Aug. 1, 2012, 3:36 a.m.

Tony Sly (No Use For A Name) Passes Away

Fat Wreck is reporting that No Use For A Name's, Tony Sly, has passed away. The label released the following statement: It is with great sorrow that we must say goodbye to Tony Sly ...

Obituaries Haute Magie honors J. Matias Aaltonen

Posted June 21, 2012, 11:15 a.m.

J. Matias Aaltonen of Bird from the Abyss passed on May 8, 2012 due to an overdose on medication. His label, Haute Magie, has announced a tribute in form of a memorial edition of his ...

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Obituaries Jim Marshall of Marshall Amps passes away

Posted April 10, 2012, 9:50 a.m. in Obituaries by Loren

Jim Marshall, a key figure in modern rock music and namesake to Marshall Amps, has passed away. An online memorial and additional information can be ...

Obituaries Ravi Shankar (1926-2012)

Posted March 14, 2012, 11:56 a.m. in Obituaries by Loren

Ravi Shankar Sharma, 86, passed away last week following prolonged illness. The composer of over 70 Hindi and 14 Malayalm films was a popular music ...

Obituaries Cory Smoot (GWAR) cause of death determined

Posted Dec. 8, 2011, 10:31 a.m. in Obituaries by Loren

Cory Smoot (GWAR) cause of death determined

The cause of death for Cory Smooth, also known as Flattus Maximus, guitarist for alien rockers GWAR has been announced. Smoot passed away as a ...

Obituaries GWAR Guitarist Found Dead

Posted Nov. 4, 2011, 3:16 a.m. in Obituaries by Aaron H

GWAR Guitarist Found Dead

GWAR guitarist Cory Smoot, also known as Flattus Maximus, was found dead on their tour bus following their performance at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN ...

Obituaries Mikey Welsh (Ex-Weezer) Passes Away Unexpectedly

Posted Oct. 8, 2011, 2:59 p.m. in Obituaries by Aaron H

Mikey Welsh (Ex-Weezer) Passes Away Unexpectedly

Mikey Welsh, former bassist for Weezer, has passed away unexpectedly. Most notable for his work on The Green Album, Welsh soon went on to retire ...

Obituaries Only Living Witness drummer dies

Posted Aug. 18, 2011, 10:21 a.m. in Obituaries by Loren

Eric Stevenson of Only Living Witness, 42, passed away last week following a lengthy battle with melanoma. Stevenson was the drummer and a co-founder of ...

Obituaries Danny Bobis, Cipher drummer, passes away

Posted July 29, 2011, 10:37 a.m. in Obituaries by Loren

Danny Bobis, drummer for Long Beach, NY's Cipher was found by fishermen off the coast of Indonesia. Bobis had been reported as missing on ...

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