On November 3rd Brandon Carlisle, drummer for Teenage Bottlerocket, was found unresponsive by his roommate. The emergency medical response saw Brandon flatline and recover via CPR three times. Hospitalization and days of testing found that he was no longer with us and his family made the difficult decision to take him off of life support.

I only met Brandon once, just this past August but, as has been expressed by so many people around the world, he and the rest of TBR are truly a bunch of friendly, positive guys. It is a shame to see such an energetic and lively person leave us so soon. My thoughts go out to the Carlisles and Brandon’s extended TBR family.

Miguel Chen, bassist for TBR, set up a GoFundMe account initially to raise funds for Brandon’s recovery. This is still open and will help to defray the costs of Brandon’s medical treatment.

Thanks for the music, Brandon. I’ll never stop listening.