Nick Knox Of The Cramps Of The Cramps Has Passed Away

Some more sad news as we just learned of the passing of Cramps drummer Nick Knox. Rolling Stone says “Fellow former members of the Cramps, including the band’s second drummer Miriam Linna and guitarist Kid Congo Powers confirmed Knox’s death on social media. No cause of death was provided.”

Knox’s tenure with the Cramps from 1977-1991 at the peak of their popularity.

Kid Kongo Powers took to Twitter to say “Nick Knox Coolest of the cool. R.I.P. Glad to have played to your boss Beat. Meet you on the mystery plane. Nick said on his last email to me a few months ago ‘don’t take any wooden nickles or $20 bills with Reggie Jackson on ’em. Your friend and mine.’ Already missed.”

The Cramps with their DIY Punk and Psychobilly prowess influenced acts such as The Black Lips, The Black Keys, and had a huge effect of Jack White as he formed the White Stripes. The Cramps had a style that was often imitated but never duplicated. Condolences to all of Knox family and friends. May he rest is peace.


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