Teenage Bottlerocket drummer Brandon Carlisle, RIP
Today we received the sad news that Brandon Carlisle, drummer of Wyoming punk band Teenage Bottlerocket, has passed away after having been hospitalized. The band writes:
It is with the heaviest hearts that we have to report our beloved drummer Brandon didn't make it. The doctors did everything they could to save him, but the MRI showed he is no longer with us. His family and loved ones are with him as they prepare to take him off life support and let him gently move on.
Seeing so many people from all over the world come together in support has been amazing and we know Brandon could feel how much he was really loved. Brandon lived his life with his whole heart. He loved music, and he loved people. He always made it a point to let everyone know how much they meant to him, and to take time to make new friends. Anyone who was lucky enough to spend even a minute with the guy knows what a blessing he was to this earth. So with that love in our hearts, we carry him with us as we say goodbye. To the best drummer, the kindest soul and our brother and best friend, you will be in our hearts always.
Rest in Peace Brandon, we all love you so much
Brandon and his twin brother Ray formed the band in 2001, and the lineup eventually came to include Kody Templeman of the then-defunct (but recently reunited) Lillingtons. They most recently released Tales from Wyoming earlier this year.
If you'd like to help out Brandon's family with medical costs and funeral expenses, there's a Go Fund Me campaign set up. Rest in peace Brandon, you'll be missed.