imageBad Brains guitar legend Dr Know has been hospitalised with a ‘serious ailment’ and is on a life support system. The band have issued a statement on their facebook page.

“The Bad Brains family ask that you please keep Gary (Dr. Know) Miller in your thoughts and prayers The family respectfully ask that their privacy be honored during this time and very much appreciate all the great energy that is being sent their way. Positive vibes and Peace.’

Bad Brains are one of the key bands in American hardcore and rock music. The all black band revolutionised and electrified the Washington scene with their mix of reggae and rock in the post punk period and their DNA can be measured in nearly all great American rock music since then.

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.

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