Fomer Devo Drummer Alan Meyers Dies Of Cancer
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Fomer Devo Drummer Alan Meyers Dies Of Cancer
Former Devo drummer Alan Meyers, who was behind the kit during the band's late-'70s and early-'80s heyday, died of cancer on June 24th, according to Billboard. Meyers, who was the band's third drummer, joined the band in 1976 and left a decade later. Meyers work can be heard on Devo's classic albums -- the band's 1978 debut Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!; 1979's Duty Now For The Future; 1980's Freedom Of Choice, 1981's New Traditionalists, and the band's 1980 signature Top 15 hit, "Whip It."
Devo co-founder Gerald Casale saluted Meyers' work with the band via twitter saying: "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!"

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