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On 2/20/2017 at 12:28, maryportfuncity said:

 

 

The most sampled man in the history of the music industry - so much so that Polygram once had two legal execs employed full-time to do nothing other than track down James Brown samples and ask the samplers for money - that vast majority of the samples were people using Stubblefield's drumming.

James Brown's 'other' drummer Jabo Starks dead at 79.

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Various sources reporting that Steve Coy, drummer for Dead Or Alive at the "height" of their chart hits, has died.

 

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Acclaimed rock drummer Ben Graves (MURDERDOLLS, DOPE, PRETTY BOY FLOYD) passed away Wednesday, May 9 after a year-long battle with cancer. He was only 45 years old.

The news of Ben's death was broken on Facebook by his fiancée Lydia, who wrote: 

"Most of you don't know that Ben has been battling cancer for the last 11 months. It was his decision to keep his health very quiet.”

 

The bastard!

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Every time I see a drummer pegging out at an improbably young age I'm reminded that 71 year old Lee Kerslake semi-retired 11 years ago for health reasons (alcohol and mental demons being a big part of a noxious cocktail of troubles). I've wasted valuable deap pool team selections on the man already. But he's definitely one to keep watching.

 

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7 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

Hmm, I missed this but my DDP pick Jim Gordon was yet again denied parole: https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8408395/jim-gordon-drummer-denied-parole-layla-songwriter

 

Sad that his own family and lawyers opposed his release. 

 

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Amy Schief who manages her father's finances but has no contact with Gordon, also suggested that parole would be premature

 

No vested interests there then...

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4 minutes ago, ObakeFilter said:

It has been widely reported in social media that Jon Hiseman (drummer of progressive-rock band Colosseum) has passed away.

Here is a report for a few months ago about a "life saving" operation he had: https://www.loudersound.com/news/colosseumjcm-drummer-jon-hiseman-to-undergo-life-saving-brain-surgery

 

 

Aye, but he survived Nicky Wire's mum, right? - significant for MMMDP purposes

 

As of a minute ago Wikipedia thought him a going concern.

 

 

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He is still alive. They are just jumping the gun.

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On 02/06/2018 at 15:26, ObakeFilter said:

It has been widely reported in social media that Jon Hiseman (drummer of progressive-rock band Colosseum) has passed away.

Here is a report from a few months ago about a "life saving" operation he had: https://www.loudersound.com/news/colosseumjcm-drummer-jon-hiseman-to-undergo-life-saving-brain-surgery

 

Dead now. 

 

https://www.loudersound.com/news/colosseum-founder-jon-hiseman-dies-aged-73

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Elvis Presley's drummer D. J. Fontana has died aged 87. Mentioned by Phantom as a possibility for 2018 if I remember correctly.

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2 hours ago, drol said:

Elvis Presley's drummer D. J. Fontana has died aged 87. Mentioned by Phantom as a possibility for 2018 if I remember correctly.

Sun QO. DDP unique for Prophet. Congrats.

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4 hours ago, drol said:

Elvis Presley's drummer D. J. Fontana has died aged 87. Mentioned by Phantom as a possibility for 2018 if I remember correctly.

The band that changed the world is now back together.

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According to unconfirmed Facebook posts, Nick Knox from the Cramps has died.

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16 minutes ago, ObakeFilter said:

According to unconfirmed Facebook posts, Nick Knox from the Cramps has died.

 

That's a name you need to say carefully.

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So let me get this straight:  D.J. Fontana and Nick Knox died 48 hours apart?  

 

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Vinnie Paul, drummer for Pantera and brother of Dimebag Darrell who died in 2004, is dead aged 54.

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My favorite Pantera track. May be their most famous too but I'm not sure of the charting.

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They had 3 UK Top 40 hits - Planet Caravan, the aforementioned I'm Broken, and Walk, which sticks in the mind mostly because of ECW.

 

 

14 years since Dimebag died? Blimey. I remember exactly where I was when I heard that news, though as I was having lunch with one of his old friends who'd spoken to him only 2 days previously, that's sort of a memory booster. It's a small world.

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