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Human Metronome Drummer On Iconic "Whip It" Passes

"Whip It.  Whip it good!"  Iconic song, with an iconic drum riff. Sad to hear of the passing of former Devo Drummer Alan Mayers, the master of the frenetic drum driving the song. USA Today's Patrick Ryan wrote:

Alan Myers, best known as Devo's drummer of 10 years, died of brain cancer Monday.  His death was initially reported on Facebook by jazz musician and friend Myers Ralph Carney. 

"He was Devo's best drummer and one of the first people to teach me about jazz," Carney wrote late Tuesday.
  "An underrated/brilliant drummer," current Devo member Josh Freese tweeted hours later. "Such an honor playing his parts w/ Devo. Godspeed Human Metronome."

Myers joined Devo in 1976 as the band's third drummer and left a decade later because of creative differences. He was featured on the new wave band's hit single Whip It in 1980, along with classic tunes such as (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction and Freedom of Choice.

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07/01/2013 5:20AM
Human Metronome Drummer On Iconic "Whip It" Passes
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