Alan Myers – R.I.P.

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Sconfitto dalla solita battaglia contro il “male”. Muore Alan Myers, “human metronome”, terzo batterista dei Devo, con i quali rimane dal 1976 al 1986. Entra per sostituire Jim Mothersbaugh (fratello dei fondatori Mark e Bob) in tempo per ‘Q: Are We Not Men? A. We Are Devo’, quindi eccolo in ‘Freedom of Choice’ e ‘New Traditionalists’. La scomparsa di Myers è stata confermata da Ralph Carney (musicista jazz e zio di Patrick Carney dei Black Keys) che ha scritto sul proprio profilo Facebook questo toccante messaggio: “I just got some bad news. Alan Myers passed yesterday from cancer. He was Devo’s best drummer and one of the first people to teach me about jazz. I cry”. Quando Myers lascia i Devo viene sostotuito da David Kendrick degli Sparks. Dal 2005, a Los Angeles, era coinvolto negli Skyline Electric assieme alla moglie Christine (Sugiyama) Myers.

L’ex compagno Gerlad Casale scrive: “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!! Alan Myers. 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!”

Josh Freese: “Alan Myers. 1 of my all time favs. An underrated/brilliant drummer. Such an honor playing his parts w/Devo. Godspeed Human Metronome”

Matt Sorum: “Rip Alan Myers Devo’s coolest drummer”

Enrico Ruggeri: “17/6/1980 Palalido. Uno dei concerti più belli della mia vita,i DEVO.Alla batteria c’era una macchina energica e perfetta:Alan Myers. R.I.P.”

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