Wednesday, December 30, 2009

r.i.p. rowland s. howard...

I was super sad to hear about the death of Rowland S. Howard today. One of my all time favorite guitar players, Howard was a member of the Boys Next Door (he wrote their hit "Shivers," which has appeared in the films STRANGE BEHAVIOR and DOGS IN SPACE) and the Birthday Party, Crime & the City Solution and These Immortal Souls. He collaborated with Nikki Sudden and Lydia Lunch, among others, and played with Fad Gadget, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Barry Adamson, A.C. Marias, Honeymoon in Red, Henry Rollins, Jeremy Gluck, Einsturzende Neubauten and, most recently, HTRK (whom he also produced). His first solo album, "Teenage Snuff Film," came out in 2000, and his second, "Pop Crimes," was released this year to wide acclaim. Howard was 50.

This Sunday on Modern Products I'll be paying tribute to Howard with 2 hours of his music (Sunday January 3rd 2-4pm on

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