Devo’s “Whip It” Drummer Alan Myers Dies of Brain Cancer at 58
Alan Myers, former drummer for the band Devo, died Monday, June 24 at age 58, after a battle with brain cancer.
Musician Ralph Carney shared the sad news on June 25 on Facebook, writing, "i just got some bad news. Alan Myers passed yesterday from cancer. he was Devo's best drummer and one of the first people to teach me about jazz. i cry.........."
Alan joined the band in 1976 and was featured on their biggest hit, "Whip It," in 1980. He left the band in 1986, reportedly because of Devo's increased use of electronic drums.
According to Us Weekly, Alan is survived by his wife Christine and daughter Laena Geronimo, who are also both musicians.