Alan Myers, Former Devo Drummer Dies
Alan Myers, the drummer for the band Devo has passed away after battling cancer. Myers' musical peers dubbed him the nickname "Human Metronome" because of his style of drumming. Now current Devo drummer, Josh Freese. broke the news early this morning around 1 in the morning.
RIP Alan Myers. 1 of my all time favs. An underrated/brilliant drummer. Such an honor playing his parts w/Devo. Godspeed Human Metronome.
— Josh Freese (@joshfreese) June 26, 2013
Myers gained recognition for his drum skills on the Devo albums, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! and Freedom of Choice. Myers was only the drummer of Devo for about a decade but was in the band for their biggest hit "Whip It," which reached No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1980.
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