Josh Martin, who was the guitar player for Anal Cunt circa 1996-2001 and 2006-2011, tragically died in an escalator accident on Monday night in a Providence mall. According to reports, Martin fell off the escalator and into the food court, where he suffered severe head trauma. He died later in the evening. A witness told police that Martin was “clowning around and riding the rail of the escalator.” Martin is the second person to die on an escalator at that mall.
Martin previously made news last Fall by heckling Gene Simmons. At that show, Simmons was being awarded the keys to East Providence city, and Martin yelled out things including "“Ace is better than this!” Simmons went out into the crowd to apparently fight Martin, but no actual blows were exchanged.