Rock Star Death Notices - June 2018

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Big Al Byla pictured at left with 70's Piper Road Spring Band

Big Al Byla pictured at left with 70's Piper Road Spring Band

Big Al Byla - D. 5-2?-2018 - fiddle - a fixture in Wisconsin’s bluegrass scene - played with Piper Road Spring Band for many years.

Jabo Starks - D. 5-1-2018 - 79 - leukemia - American funk and blues drummer best known for playing with James Brown and Madison’s own Clyde Stubblefield. Along with Stubblefield, Starks ranks as one of the most sampled drummers on contemporary hip hop and R&B recordings.

Stuart ‘Stu Boy’ King - D. 5-1-2018 - 64 - pancreatic cancer - drummer with the Dictators.

Steve Coy - D. 5-4-2018 - 56 - British drummer for Dead or Alive.

Tony Kinman - D. 5-4-2018 - 63 - cancer - Country songwriter, composer, and punk musician - founded The Dils - member of Rank & File (w/ Alejandro Escovedo), Blackbird, Cowboy Nation.

Ben Graves - D. 5-9-2018 - 46 - cancer - drummer - played for Murderdolls, Dope, and Pretty Boy Floyd.

Scott Hutchinson - D. 5-10-2018 - 36 - found on the banks of the Firth of Forth in UK after going missing - singer for Frightened Rabbit.

Glenn Branca - D. 5-13-2018 - composer and guitarist with early art-punk band Theoretical Girls.

Carl Schwartz - D. 5-15-2018 - pancreatic cancer - Freeport, IL - played guitar in Transit, Master Plan.

Reggie Lucas - D. 5-19-2018 - played guitar for Miles Davis and produced Madonna’s first album.

Roger Clark - D. 5-24-2018 - Drummer for the legendary Muscle Shoals Studio.