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Primus drummer Tim Alexander suffers heart attack

7/19/2014 5:19:56 AM PT   comments [6]

When I was a young pup, I was a huge Primus fan. I haven't listened to them in many years (save for breaking out Frizzle Fry every so often), but drummer Tim Alexander remains one of my favorite drummers. So I was bummed this morning to find out that the 49 year-old Alexander apparently suffered a heart attack this week and is scheduled for open heart surgery in a few days. The news comes courtesy of Puscifer (via ThePRP), with whom Alexander has previously collaborated:

"Calling All Cars! Rough news. Tim Alexander suffered a heart attack. Open Heart Surgery on Mon/Tues. Global Positive Thoughts, Por favor. @Puscifer We need our Herb the Ginseng Drummer aka Peter Merkin alive and thieving."

I sincerely hope that all goes well.

willy_wanker   posted 7/19/2014 5:35:03 AM
that sucks

heart attack at 49. people need to take better care of themselves
vagisilcreem   posted 7/19/2014 5:51:08 AM
What willy said.

Get well soon!
anonymous   posted 7/19/2014 7:41:36 AM
Band sucks ass. Follow your heart and die already
what_is_wrong_with_you   posted 7/19/2014 10:28:31 AM
Sailing the Seas Of Cheese > Frizzle Fry, by a long shot.
a damn great drummer; hope all goes well.
anonymous   posted 7/19/2014 3:15:42 PM
I know I'm gonna hate when this happens to me.
RickRock   posted 7/21/2014 7:50:38 AM
As a life-long drummer, Tim Alexander is one of my biggest influences and he's one of the best in the industry. I wish him a speedy recovery.