Drummer Brandon Carlisle of Teenage Bottlerocket has passed away

Music News | Nov 7th, 2015

Teenage Bottlerocket

Such a bummer and truly heartbreaking. Drummer Brandon Carlisle of Teenage Bottlerocket has died after being hospitalized 2 days ago. Brandon was found unresponsive in his apartment by a roomate. His brother Ray, who sings for Teenage Bottlerocket posted the news the other day and now sadly, the band confirmed he’s no longer with us. The staff at ReadJunk send our condolences to the Carlisle family, friends and the band members. Rest easy!

The band’s statement on Facebook tonight:

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.

I’ve seen Teenage Bottlerocket a few times, and got some pictures of Brandon and the band, which you can see here and here. His badass drumming will be missed.


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