Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Those Who Served: Alan Myers R.I.P.

It was with shock and then ultimately with great sadness that I heard of Alan Myers' passing today. He was best known as the human metronome behind the drum kit for celebrated New Wave band DEVO. Myers joined the band in 1976 and stayed for ten years and recorded seven albums with the group. He left the band in 1986 due to his objections over the increased use of electronic drums. His drumming was both inventive (Jocko Homo) as well as highly energetic (Whip It). Aged 58, Alan died on Monday June 24th of brain cancer. So long chum. Thanks for the music.  (RA)

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