Jeffrey Lee Pierce: Age 37 | Cause Of Death: CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE

Gun Club

(Born:1958, Died 3-31-1996)

Tribal, psychobilly blues is the best way to describe Gun Club’s energetic death rock, but the band’s career seemed doomed¬† from the get-go due to leader Jeffrey Lee Pierce’s reputation as an unreliable wildman, and well-publicized bouts of drunkenness dogged him throughout his career. Formed in Los Angeles in the early ’80s, the band were vaguely aligned with similarly roots inspired groups like X and the Blasters, but later picked up and relocated to the Lower Eastside, resting more comfortably around the New York, downtown set and Pierce’s mentors, Debbie Harry and Chris Stein…In 1996, after drying-out, but suffering from persistent health problems, Pierce passed away from a brain hemorrhage. ~ AMG¬†