Sunday, November 9, 2008

R.I.P. Ben McMillan


Gruntruck

I just found this out a couple weeks ago, but on January 28th of this year Ben McMillan, singer of Skin Yard, Gruntruck and Mona Diesel died from complications relating to Diabetes. He was 46.
I liked Gruntruck a lot when they were around.
Along with quasi-metal bands like Alice and Chains, My Sister's Machine and Skin Yard, they represented the darker and more alienated side of the Seattle grunge scene. When I was 19 or so I actually got to meet Ben - He came into the bookstore where I worked. He was the first "celebrity" I had ever met, and I geeked out so hard I think I pissed him off. He never came in again after that. Well, by all accounts he was a really sweet, considerate and creative individual, and he will be sorely missed.

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