RIP Chuck Biscuits...or not

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Chuck Biscuits

Update: Chuck Biscuits' condition has improved considerably since last week. Reports are that he is in fact alive and that his death was a hoax played upon a Brooklyn-based freelance journalist that went viral on the Internet. If this is true, and it appears to be so, Biscuits had the rare privilege of reading his obits. And now rock writers across the country have pre-written ones ready to go for when the day actually comes. We hope it's a ways in the future... Now, please tell me Michael's alive too.

The punk rock scene has lost one of its most beloved drummers with the death of Chuck Biscuits Saturday to throat cancer at the age of 44.

Biscuits, born Charles Montgomery in British Columbia, was best known as the original drummer for Danzig, playing on the hardcore band's first four albums in a stint that lasted from 1987 to 1994.

Prior to that, he was a touring member of Black Flag for five months in 1982 and went on to play with the Circle Jerks and Fear. His most recent high-profile gig was with Social Distortion from 1996 to 1999, appearing on "Live At The Roxy."

Through his association with Rick Rubin, Biscuits also played drums on Run-D.M.C.'s 1988 record "Tougher Than Leather."

In addition to drumming, Biscuits was a sculptor and a collector of vintage breakfast cereal.

His last visit to Pittsburgh was likely in the summer of 1997 on the Warped Tour.


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