Alan Myers, Devo’s drummer from 1976 to 1985, has died of cancer.
Devo’s Gerald Casale praised Myers on Twitter:
... the most incredible drummer I had the privilege to play with for 10 years. Losing him was like losing an arm. RIP!! I begged him not to quit Devo. He could not tolerate being replaced by the Fairlight and autocratic machine music. I agreed. Alan, you were the best – a human metronome and then some. A once in a lifetime find thanks to Bob Mothersbaugh. U were born to drum Devo!”
Myers laying down his indelible and deeply quirky groove: