Angus Abranson (angusabranson) wrote,
Angus Abranson

New Model Army Drummer Dies

(Taken From BBC News On-Line; Friday 5th November 2004)

New Model Army rock drummer dies
Rob Heaton, drummer with cult 1980s band New Model Army, has died suddenly from pancreatic cancer aged 43.

Heaton, who also composed songs for the group, died on Thursday, EMI said.

He co-wrote many of New Model Army's hits such as Poison St and Here Comes the War, but left the band in 1998 after surgery to remove a brain tumour.

He went on to promote live music and had also been writing film scores for independent movies. He leaves a wife, Robyn, and a young son, Marlon.


  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 1 comment