Former Eric Johnson Drummer Dies in Home Invasion

Posted by Michael Mueller on December 28, 2010 at 10:35 AM

Longtime Austin-based drummer Billy Maddox died Monday morning (12/27) after a violent home invasion. An institution on the Austin music scene since the '70s, Maddox was best known for playing with Eric Johnson in the Electromagnets.

Johnson released a short statement on his Facebook page early Tuesday morning: "With great sorrow we are announcing the death of Bill Maddox, the drummer [for the] Eric Johnson Group and Electromagnets. We will miss you so much Bill."

For more, here's the report from Austin's KVUE News site. You can hear Maddox's stellar stick work in this Electromagnets video.


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