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

The War On Drugs release deluxe edition of 'I Don't Live Here Anymore'

After delighting us with their incredible fifth studio album 'I Don't Live Here Anymore' last year, The War On Drugs have now unveiled the deluxe... 36 min 29 sec ago

Willow Kayne collaborates with General Levy and Toddla T on 'Mr Universe'

Having hardly stood still since the release of her breakthrough debut EP 'Playground Antics' earlier this year, Willow Kayne is back once again to... 6 hours 30 min ago

Circa Waves announce new album 'Never Going Under'

Following on from the release of their surprise EP 'Hell On Earth' last month, Circa Waves have now announced their plans for a new studio album,... 8 hours 35 min ago

Anna Of The North announces new album 'Crazy Life'

Following on from the release of her highly-praised sophomore LP 'Dream Girl' in 2019, Anna Of The North has now announced her plans for a new studio... 3 days 41 min ago

Alvvays unveil new singles ''Belinda Says' and 'Very Online Guy'

With their eagerly-awaited new album now just a few weeks away, Alvvays have dropped a pair of brand new cuts lifted from their forthcoming full-... 3 days 6 hours ago

Björk shares new track 'ancestress'

With her eagerly-awaited new album now just one week away, Björk has dropped yet another cut lifted from her forthcoming full-length. The new... 3 days 8 hours ago

SG Lewis announces new album 'AudioLust & HigherLove'

Following on from the release of his highly-praised debut LP 'times' last year, SG Lewis has now announced his plans for a new studio album, arriving... 4 days 37 min ago

The 1975 share new track 'All I Need To Hear'

With their eagerly-awaited new album due out in just a few weeks, The 1975 have now unveiled the next cut to be lifted from their forthcoming full-... 4 days 6 hours ago

Jamie xx shares new track 'KILL DEM'

After returning with his brilliant comeback single 'LET'S DO IT AGAIN' in April, his first piece of solo material in two years, Jamie xx is back once... 4 days 8 hours ago