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Bad Brains launch crowdfunding campaign for ailing guitarist

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 3:12 PM PT / 6,007 views
Iconic hardcore punk band Bad Brains has launched a crowdfunding campaign on behalf of guitarist Gary Miller (aka Dr. Know), who has been plagued by serious health issues since last fall. Here's the official word:
"As many of you know, Gary Miller (aka Dr. Know or Doc), guitarist of the Legendary Washington DC punk band Bad Brains, suffered cardiac arrest in early November last year. His condition quickly progressed to multiple organ failure, and he was on life support for almost 2 weeks. At the time, his doctors gave him a 5% chance of survival. But by the power of PMA, LOVE and FAMILY, he was able to pull through and survive. "He spent nearly three months in the hospital, until he was finally able to be transferred to a medical rehabilitation facility where he is getting the proper physical therapy and treatment that he needs to make a full recovery. In medical rehab, he continues to make incredible progress every day. Doc and his loved ones are now confident that he will make a full recovery and continue to touch our lives with his incredible music, kindness, and positivity. "We started this campaign in an effort to raise money for Doc's medical expenses and additional care that will be needed once he returns home. Doc did not have medical insurance at the time of his hospitalization, and the multiple medical bills have created an overwhelming financial strain that Doc and his family are not able to handle on their own. Since Doc has been unable to work since early November when this happened, he also needs help with his living expenses until he can make a full recovery and get back to work. "All funds contributed to this campaign will be directly deposited into a bank account created by a representative of the Bad Brains specifically for this purpose. Any amount of money you can contribute to this fund is greatly appreciated by Doc and his family. "Dr. Know sincerely thanks all of you for the continued support and truly believes that all of your love and PMA has allowed him to recover so quickly, against all odds! Please keep the PMA coming!"

18 comments


anonymous 3/9/2016 3:30:28 PM

Finally a crowdfunding campaign worth contributing to


anonymous 3/9/2016 4:22:14 PM

john joseph should dress up like a hare krishna and beg for money to donate to him


anonymous 3/9/2016 4:29:31 PM

What are the perks?


anonymous 3/9/2016 4:31:48 PM

PMA = Pound My Ass


anonymous 3/9/2016 4:56:15 PM

Did they mean by the power of doctors and modern medicine? I doubt anyone prescribed him some PMA and he just recovered.


anonymous 3/9/2016 5:06:03 PM

do i at least get a cd+shirt package and a phone call from Doc or dinner with the band for contributing?!?!


anonymous 3/9/2016 5:06:44 PM

PMA: percocets, morphine, ativan


anonymous 3/9/2016 7:22:19 PM

Obamacare, sagea. Now we need to fund your end of year penalty for not signing up in addition to bailing you out your stupidity? Change your name to Chrysler and I will throw you $5.


anonymous 3/9/2016 8:54:26 PM

All you keyboard warriors are homosexual dipshits


truthstar 3/9/2016 9:01:31 PM

No donations accepted by the Gays. #JahMan


anonymous 3/9/2016 9:32:06 PM

Let the ailing perish.


anonymous 3/9/2016 11:08:06 PM

Thought Obama care covered it


anonymous 3/9/2016 11:41:28 PM

"Thought Obama care covered it" YEH GOT EM. WHAT A LOGICAL SLEEPR HOLD HOLY SHIT HWAT A GUY


anonymous 3/10/2016 7:00:02 AM

harley flanagan reached out to john, parris, and mackie to reform the cro-mags to do a benefit show for dr. know. they need to put all their egos aside and do that shit. props to harley


anonymous 3/10/2016 9:08:08 AM

WHAT IN THE GOD DAMN I THOUGHT OBAMA AND BERNIE SANDERS WERE GONNA MAKE THIS SHIT FREE


anonymous 3/10/2016 5:07:03 PM

I support this. If you don't understand why BB is so important to hardcore, please show yourself to the nearest highway blindfolded.


anonymous 3/10/2016 5:28:45 PM

^^ why the hostility piss ant? fck youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu


anonymous 3/10/2016 5:53:00 PM

IF PMA works so well, then ask 'it' to wash away all the medical bills and health struggles in the future.





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