Nick Knox of The Cramps, RIP
Nick Knox, longtime drummer of influential psychobilly band The Cramps, has died at the age of 60. Knox joined The Cramps in 1977, replacing Miriam Linna, and left in 1991, staying with the band longer than any of their other drummers.
John D Morton, founder of Electric Eels, which Nick played in before joining The Cramps, confirmed the news on Twitter:
My friend Nick Knox shuffled off the mortal coil last night. I saw a self portrait of the artist Tseng Kwong Chi in front of the Eiffel Tower except his figure had been cut out. It was explained to me as a custom of remembering the dead by removing them from photos. pic.twitter.com/wr6ZD3iYZ6
— John D Morton (@Styrenes) June 15, 2018
Miriam Linna’s eulogy for Nick:
Kid Congo Powers, who played guitar in The Cramps during the early ’80s, paid tribute to Nick on Twitter:
Nick Knox Coolest of the cool. R.I.P. Glad to have played to your boss Beat. Meet you on the mystery plane .Nick said on his last email to me a few months ago “don't take any wooden nickles or $20 bills with Reggie Jackson on 'em. Your friend and mine .” Already missed #nickknox
— Kid Congo Powers (@kidcongopowers) June 16, 2018
The Cramps singer Lux Interior passed away in 2009.
Rest in peace, Nick.