According to a post on The Rock City Angels Facebook page, lead singer and frontman of the glam metal band, Bobby Durango, has passed away.
Forming in the early 80s, The Rock City Angels migrated from South Florida to Los Angeles. They released their first album, Young Man’s Blues, in 1988 through Geffen Records. Shortly after, they were dropped by the label, though the release of 2000’s self-titled album saw a brief reformation of the band for the release of Use Once and Destroy, released in 2008. Previous members of the band include the likes of Johnny Depp, who played guitar in 1986.
The Rock City Angels were working on their new album, called Devils in the Countryside. Fans were treated with an update from the band via Facebook as recently as May 21; however, earlier today the following post appeared on the page:
The Rock City Angels are no stranger to rumors. There is no shortage of outlandish tales attributed to the band that, while entertaining and bizarre, are just patently untrue. We wish we could tell you all that the most recent story circling around was just another fabrication … another rock n’ roll tall tale. We can’t. Yesterday we received the shocking news that our founder, singer and beloved brother Bobby Durango passed away.
Whether you knew Bobby in the flesh, only knew him online or just listened to his music, all of our lives are emptier today without him. And as for those rumors we talked about earlier, even we don’t know all of the details yet, so out of respect for his family it would be greatly appreciated if we could all refrain from posting any personal theories about the circumstances and instead celebrate the man’s life. He certainly left us an amazing soundtrack.
The Rock City Angels
(all members, past and present)