Ok, I’m sick of typing of these sad obituaries of musicians this year. 2016, end already! Singer Micky Fitz (Michael Fitzsimons) of The Business has died after a battle with cancer. At the end of 2015, he was diagnosed with cancer on the lymph gland and had some operations on it. There isn’t official word from the rest of the band but condolences are pouring in from punk, hardcore and Oi!
The legendary Oi! band formed in 1979 in Lewisham, South London. Their song “England 5 – Germany 1,” became a football anthem for England and has appeared in the movie Euro Trip. They even dedicated an entire album to football related songs called Hardcore Hooligan. It’s one of my favorite albums by them, even though it’s a compilation. This news really sucks, since The Business has been a band I never got to see perform live. If there’s a band you never saw and they are playing in your area, get out to see them because you never know what’s going to happen!