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Urge Overkill drummer Blackie Onassis has died, aged 57

Urge Overkill drummer Blackie Onassis has died, aged 57


Johnny “Blackie Onassis” Rowan, the previous drummer of Chicago alt-rock band Urge Overkill, has died on the age of 57.

Right now (June 15), the band took to social media to share an announcement asserting Rowan’s loss of life. “Urge Overkill is saddened to report that Blackie has handed away. Please respect our privateness presently. We’re sending a lot like to his household and all his followers. We all know he might be missed,” the band wrote on Instagram.

On the time of publishing, no additional info – together with a reason behind loss of life – has been shared. Rowan was aged 57.

In a follow-up publish on Instagram, the band shared a picture of Rowan with actor and musician Jack Black. “Thanks for the love and assist at present. We wished to share this photograph of Blackie, we hope you prefer it as a lot as we do,” Urge Overkill wrote of their caption. It’s unclear when the {photograph} within the publish was taken.

Jack Black commented on the publish, writing in tribute to Rowan: “Cherished Blackie. ‘Supersonic Storybook’. ‘Saturation’. ‘Exit the Dragon’. A few of my favorite albums of all time! He was a wild card and a power of nature. Gonna miss him.”

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Blackie Onassis joined Urge Overkill within the early Nineties, and drummed and sang on three of the band’s albums – ‘The Supersonic Storybook’ (1991), ‘Saturation’ (1993) and ‘Exit The Dragon (1995)’ – in addition to their six-track 1992 EP ‘Stull’.

Onassis additionally famously carried out on the band’s cowl of Neil Diamond’s ‘Lady, You’ll Be A Lady Quickly’, which might go on to characteristic in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction.

Urge Overkill disbanded in 1997 and reformed in 2004 with out Onassis.



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