“Rock Legend Animal Dies Aged 66” – Too Soon?

This is another one of those DAMMIT-why-didn’t-I-think-of-that moments. This comes from Waterford Whispers News and provides a little levity to the gloom we’ve all experienced over the last couple of months when it comes to dying musicians.

TRIBUTES have been flooding in from all across the world following the death of Animal, the legendary drummer with rock outfit Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem.

Fans of the supergroup were shocked to learn of the passing of the iconic percussionist, who passed away at just 66 following a short illness. Remaining band members Dr. Teeth, Janice, Zoot and Floyd Pepper took to the group’s Facebook fan page to announce the sad news earlier today.

We will never forget you, brother,” read the statement from the band.

“You kept rocking ’til the very end. Be at peace now, and we’ll play again in that great muppet theatre in the sky”.

Read the whole story here. (Via Tom)

Meanwhile, Derek offers this plea to the universe:

Meme - Take the Kardashians

 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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