Erik Herzog of Bad Astronaut has passed away

According to a post from the Fat Wreck Chords Facebook page, Bad Astronaut drummer Erik Herzog has passed away. The band, which also featured Joey Cape, released three albums and one split with Armchair Martian. Fat Wreck Chords stated, "We are very sad to report the passing of Bad Astronaut’s drummer, Erik Herzog, an exceptionally talented musician and lifelong member of the Santa Barbara music scene. Our deepest condolences to Erik’s family and to our friends in Bad Astronaut: Joey, Marko, Todd, Angus, and Thom. " Punknews sends its condolences to Erik's family and friends. Photo by Gwendolyn Lee

You can read the label's full post here.