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stinkbutt
12-30-2009, 10:13 PM
R.I.P. Birthday Party Guitarist Rowland S. Howard

Rowland S. Howard, the Australian guitarist who played with Nick Cave in both the Boys Next Door and the influential post-punk outfit the Birthday Party, died from liver cancer this morning, December 30. He was 50. (Via Billboard.)

Since breaking with the Birthday Party in 1983, Howard has collaborated with artists including Lydia Lunch, Nikki Sudden of Swell Maps, and Henry Rollins. His most recent solo album, Pop Crimes, was released in October. For more on Howard, read this in-depth obituary from Australia's The Age.
Posted by Ryan Dombal on December 30, 2009 at 1:15 p.m.

Tags: Obituary, Rowland S. Howard, The Birthday Party

pitchfork article (http://pitchfork.com/news/37456-rip-birthday-party-guitarist-rowland-s-howard/)

R.I.P.

TallGuyCM
12-30-2009, 10:18 PM
R.I.P.

cormaic
12-30-2009, 10:20 PM
I just put Drunk On The Pope's Blood on because of this.

Still-ill
12-30-2009, 10:24 PM
:nono
RIP

miscorrections
12-30-2009, 10:37 PM
Booo. Can't someone sucky die instead?

stinkbutt
12-30-2009, 10:44 PM
I know there goes my dreams of ever seeing that reunion

algunz
12-30-2009, 10:57 PM
Booo. Can't someone sucky die instead?

We've lost plenty of "sucky" this year. There needs to be a few good ones lost to allow death to continue being a respectable institution.

RIP

jazzz
12-30-2009, 11:56 PM
Fuck what a bummer. I've been wanting to pick up his new record. RIP

juloxx
12-31-2009, 04:14 AM
I wouldnt mind seeing Offspring at Coachella. Kinda random, but just thinking about punk made me think about them. They are classified as punk, right?

Mickjagger00
01-03-2010, 07:31 PM
terrible

psycobetabuckdown
01-03-2010, 07:35 PM
Booo. Can't someone sucky die instead?

So you can spend 4 pages cracking jokes about them? Or did you miss the DJ AM thread?

SoulDischarge
01-09-2010, 02:14 AM
Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuuuccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccc cccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccckkkkkkkkkk kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk k. I just found out about this. And The Birthday Party was pretty much at the top of my list of most wanted reunions. RIP.

gaypalmsprings
01-09-2010, 04:04 AM
50 is too young. R.I.P.

Still-ill
01-09-2010, 08:07 AM
I wouldnt mind seeing Offspring at Coachella. Kinda random, but just thinking about punk made me think about them. They are classified as punk, right?

I shall storm your house and destroy everything you love right in front of your eyes. That's the punishment for such heresy.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
01-09-2010, 08:11 AM
Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuuuccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccc cccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccckkkkkkkkkk kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk k. I just found out about this. And The Birthday Party was pretty much at the top of my list of most wanted reunions. RIP.

I just realized this too. I guessI should take them off my wish list :(:(:(

frozen pilgrim
01-09-2010, 11:08 AM
happy new year.

honestly, can 2010 be any worse for musician deaths than 09 was? we'll see.

stinkbutt
01-09-2010, 12:56 PM
This was the saddest for me in 09, Ron Asherton and Lux Interior were terrible too.