Former White Zombie Drummer Found Dead

Phil Buerstatte passes away.

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Former White Zombie and Last Crack drummer Phil Buerstatte was found dead over the weekend in Madison, Wisconsin, Blabbermouth reports.

Buerstatte had played drums for White Zombie between 1992 and 1994, appearing with the band on the La Sexorcisto tour.

He was a member of Wisconsin metal band Last Crack between 1986 and 1997. No further details on his death are currently available.

Last Crack bandmate Paul Schluter has issued the following statement:

"Pull out your Last Crack albums, crank them up loud and remember what a great drummer he was!

"It is the end of an era for us and sad to say the original lineup will never be able to play together again. Our last show with Phil from 2009 is posted on YouTube in its entirety. The remaining members of the band are discussing doing a tribute show in Phil's honor in the coming months. We'll post details soon."

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    With Ray Manzarek dying as well I think this'll barely come on the radar sadly
    Not a zombie fan but this is more sad news.Been too many deaths lately.I wonder what happened. RIP
    Scott O
    Someone needs to tell the commenters on UGF that everyone dies, especially rock stars.