Thursday, October 29, 2009

RIP, Chuck Biscuits


UPDATE: So apparently this was all an elaborate internet hoax and Chuck is alive and well. I hope they find whoever is responsible and have him/her hung, drawn, and quartered. Now go enjoy some Boo Berry and remember--don't believe everything you read on the internet!


Metal brothers and sisters, we've lost one of our own. The devil himself, in the form of throat cancer, has taken one of our most beautiful angels. Chuck Biscuits, one of the sickest drummers, doodlers, and cereal collectors to ever live has died.



The word "legend" gets tossed around far too often these days, but Chuck is more than deserving of the title. Chuck first burst onto the scene with Vancouver hardcore legends D.O.A. before doing a short stint with Black Flag and recording the legendary 1982 Demos. He went on to join the Circle Jerks and in 1987 joined the band for which he is best known--Danzig. He recorded four of the greatest albums ever made with the classic Danzig lineup of Glen Danzig, John Christ, and Eerie Von. He is also featured in the two Danzig home videos, each of which I've watched approximately 100 times. He wasn't the fanciest or the flashiest drummer, but he was rock solid. He was tight, fast, and hit hard as fuck. His playing is instantly recognizable and he's influenced an entire generation of drummers, but there will never be another like him. Rest in peace, Chuck. You are gone, but you will live on forever in our hearts.








24 comments:

  1. A true legend. Great post.

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  2. and he made social distortion better

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  3. too bad... RIP Chuck. At least I had the opportunity to see him in concert with Danzig. Good times!

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  4. I was pretty sure you guys would pay tribute to him ! Well done, dudes ! The first 4 Danzig albums kick a$$ and whoever disagrees can suck my poserslaughering cock ! That ruined my day, FUCK !!!

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  5. loved his super tight, simple style of playing...he also played pretty much standing up!

    sad to see the the "Obituary" label used for something not having to do with the band Obituary.

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  6. it's funny, a month ago i started googling him and looking on wikipedia to see "where is he now"...had no idea about the cancer...my fave drummer of probably all time...

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  7. apparently is a hoax

    http://jgtwo.wordpress.com/2009/10/27/chuck-biscuits-1965-2009/

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  8. I hope it's a hoax.. He's pretty well known to have fallen off the map over the last few years, so I'm holding out on believing it for now.

    Weird side note... I remember that Circle Jerks show being rebroadcast on a later addition of Don Kirchners Rock Concert. They redid it as kind of a Solid Gold ripoff. To make it even more surreal the celebrity host that week was Howie Mandel, and he introduced the band.. Even at 15 years old I knew I was seeing something really fucking odd. Especially when real punk rock on mainsteam TV was completely unheard of after the Fear/SNL debacle in 1980...

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  9. God, do I really hope it's a hoax, but I've heard in the past that he had a hole in his throat from cancer.

    Danzig's first four albums are amazing. Not even Danzig getting his ass kicked by Vivian Campbell and that fat guy from North Side Kings could destroy their appeal to me. Glenn Danzig is a joke, but Danzig, Lucifuge, How the Gods Kill, and 4p are legitimate classics, largely not because of Danzig himself, but because of his "insignificant" and "replaceable" backing band.

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  10. That really sucks. I was a huge CJ fan "back in the day" (a long long fucking time ago). RIP Chuck Biscuits.

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  11. I can't believe someone hoaxed the dude's death. That's fucking unreal. I have to wonder what kind of person wakes up and says "I'm gonna tell some blogger that this drummer died."

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  12. I hope the bastard behind that sinister hoax dies fucked to death by an AIDS-ridden junkyard dog

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  13. I hope Mr Biscuits takes it well, at least he gets to read his glowing memorials and live to tell the tale.

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  14. thats fucked up that someone hoaxed chuck biscuits death,what a asshole..but at least chuck biscuits knows how many people are fans of his i guess

    one time i hoaxed that the guitarist for some crappy metalcore band called aiden died by sneaking into his 12 year old cousins bedroom and putting her pants on to steal them,and fell out the window when he tripped cuz they were so tight and hit his head and died

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  15. I got the news late, and even further twisted, when my girlfriend told me she heard that Danzig himself died. It only took about two minutes to link that back to this hoax a couple days ago. The shit people come up with.

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