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Spinal Tap drummer Ric Parnell has passed away

Posted by on May 2, 2022

  Rick Parnell, who portrayed Mick Shrimpton, the drummer of Spinal Tap, in the classic mockumentary, This Is Spinal Tap, has passed away. He was 70-years-old. Parnell played in bands such as Atomic Rooster in the early seventies. He also played drums for Radio Birdman’s Deniz Tek, who issued the below statement, yesterday (1st) on […]

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Guitarist Bernie Tormé (Gillan, Ozzy Osbourne, Atomic Rooster) dead at 66

Posted by on March 18, 2019

We are saddened to hear about the passing of Bernie Tormé. The 66-year-old guitarist died following post-flu complications. The news was confirmed by Tormé’s family as they explained he died peacefully surrounded by his loved ones. Tormé’s family issued the following statement: “Bernie Tormé passed away peacefully on the 17th March 2019, one day short […]

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