Former Primal Scream guitarist Rob "Throb" Young dies

Former guitarist and founding member of Primal Scream, Rob "Throb" Young has died, aged 49.

The musician was found dead in his Sussex home over the weekend, and while the cause of death has yet to be announced, police are not treating it as suspicious.

A statement from ex-bandmates Bobby Gillespie and Andrew Innes read, "We have lost our comrade and brother Robert Young. He was an irreplaceable talent, much admired amongst his peers. He was a true rock and roller. He had Heart & Soul tattooed on his arm and I'm sure on his heart too. He once said to me, 'When we go on stage it's a war between us and the audience'. He never let go of that attitude. Our love and thoughts are with his sons, Brandon and Miles, and their mother Jane, his wife Rachel, and his immediate family."

Young originally left the band in 2006, shortly after the release of their eighth studio album 'Riot City Blues'.

[Via BBC News]

More News

One True Pairing unveils new single 'Be Strong'

After recently returning with his vibrant comeback singles 'Frozen Food Centre' and 'Mid-Life Crisis', One True Pairing is back once again with... 9 hours 18 min ago

Self Esteem collaborates with Moonchild Sanelly on 'Big Man'

Following on from her highly-praised 2021 studio album 'Prioritise Pleasure', Self Esteem has now returned to share a brand new single. The new... 10 hours 55 min ago

Fontaines D.C. share new single 'Favourite'

With their highly-anticipated new album set to arrive in the coming months, Fontaines D.C. have now dropped the next cut to be lifted from their... 1 day 10 hours ago

The Japanese House returns with new single ':)'

Following on from her much-loved sophomore LP 'In The End It Always Does' last year, The Japanese House returns to deliver a brand new single. The... 2 days 8 hours ago

The Mysterines deliver new single 'The Last Dance'

With their eagerly-awaited new album now just days away, The Mysterines have dropped the final cut to be lifted from their forthcoming full-length... 2 days 9 hours ago

Orla Gartland unveils new single 'Mine'

After recently returning with her stunning comeback single 'Little Chaos' earlier this year, Orla Gartland is back once again to deliver a brand new... 3 days 8 hours ago

Joe Goddard shares new single 'Follow You'

With his eagerly-awaited new album now less than a month away, Joe Goddard has dropped the next cut to be lifted from his forthcoming full-length... 3 days 9 hours ago

HONNE announce new album 'OUCH'

Following on from their much-loved comeback singles ‘Imaginary’ and ‘Songs In My Head’ in recent months, HONNE have now announced their plans for a... 4 days 9 hours ago

Avey Tare collaborates with Panda Bear on 'Vampire Tongues'

Following on from his much-loved studio album '7s' last year, Avey Tare has now returned to share a brand new single. The new track 'Vampire... 1 week 8 hours ago