Unfortunately, drummer Steven Hanford of Poison Idea fame, has passed away from a heart attack this morning.

Not only was he drummer to a band that has been huge for punk, hardcore, and metal, he was a super unique person and will be missed by all.

“Jaw-dropping drummer, precocious child prodigy, obnoxious trickster, party fiend, studio wizard…he was all of these things,” Pierced Arrows drummer Kelly Halliburton wrote on Facebook, “and I’m happy to have been able to have called him my friend.”

A GoFundMe account has been set up to cover his funeral expenses. Contribute to it here. 

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