KISS drummer ERIC CARR Would Be 66 Today
Eric Carr of Kiss died on Nov. 24, 1991, after a battle with heart cancer. He replaced original drummer Peter Criss just before the sessions for 1981’s Music From the Elder and remained with the group until he passed away 10 years later.
Despite the fact that Carr was in Kiss for an extremely lengthy and successful period in the band’s career, his death was largely ignored by some in the mainstream rock media, partially as a result of the fact that Queen singer Freddy Mercury passed away on the exact same day.
Offended by the lack of coverage, his bandmates wrote an letter to Rolling Stone stating that they were “shocked and disappointed” at Carr’s death being ignored, citing him as “someone who still lived and believed in the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll” and declaring that “we loved him, the fans loved him and he will never be forgotten.” You can read the whole letter below.