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Alan Myers of Devo

Alan Myers of Devo

Devo Drummer Alan Myers Loses Battle With Cancer

by Paul Cashmere on June 26, 2013

in News

Alan Myers, the Devo drummer from 1976 to 1986, has lost his battle with cancer.

Myers joined Devo to the ‘Q: Are We Not Men? A. We Are Devo’ album and was the drummer on their best known works ‘Freedom of Choice’ and ‘New Traditionalists’ performing on songs like ‘Whip It’ and ‘Working In A Goldmine’.

Myers replaced Jim Mothersbaugh, brother Devo founders Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh.

Alan Myers death was confirmed by jazz musician Ralph Carney (uncle of Patrick Carney from The Black Keys). He wrote on his Facebook page, “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”.

Since 2005, Myers was a member of LA based band Skyline Electric with wife Christine (Sugiyama) Myers.

Myers died on Monday, June 24, 2013.

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