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.
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