Yeah, we know. It’s all about the Killers and the Arcade Fire and, um, Billy Idol now. But there was a time when Crowded House and Foghat were the Har Mars of their day.
Crowded House, not so crowded now. Paul Hester (left), the band’s drummer, hanged himself Saturday in a park near his house in Melbourne, Australia. He’d been struggling with depression. He was 46. Wethinks we had a jacket similar to the one he has on in the photo. And that makes us depressed too.
Englishman Rod Price (right), slide-blues guitarist for boogie band Foghat, died last week in New Hampshire of a heart attack brought on by head injuries sustained while falling down a flight of stairs. He was an original member of Foghat, which formed in 1971 and included three former members of Savoy Brown. Over the course of 25 years, Foghat earned three platinum and eight gold records. Price was 57.