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Former Misfits Drummer Brian "Damage" Keats Passes Away

Brian "Damage" Keats, the former drummer for such legendary American punk bands as Verbal Abuse, Misfits and Genocide, has passed away after a battle with cancer. He was fourty six years old and is survived by his wife and child. Keats was born in Brooklyn, New York and performed in the last incantation of Misfits to feature frontman Glen Danzig. After The Misfits finished, he racked up an impressive resume of bands by joining the likes of Hellbound, The Skulls, Angels In Vain and Wink, amongst many others.

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1. killernofiller writes:

Been a Misfits fan for many many years. RIP, Damage.

# Jan 15, 2010 @ 8:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Blindgreed1 writes:

DAMMAGE... RIP.

# Jan 15, 2010 @ 10:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Blindgreed1 writes:

*Damage* :-0

# Jan 15, 2010 @ 10:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Hammerheart writes:

R.I.P. Damage.. I've been a Misfits fan for many years as well as Verbal Abuse. Hopefully this year isn't as bad as last year (in terms of deaths, that is).

# Jan 15, 2010 @ 11:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. WOLF7 writes:

Shame. RIP, sir.

So it goes... "No one here gets out alive"...

# Jan 15, 2010 @ 1:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. greyz writes:

RIP, The Misfits will always and forever kick ass.

However, I have a few problems with the grammar in this article, and I think it should be addressed.

"fourty" = forty
"incantation" = incarnation
"finished" = I don't know, just choose a different word.
"amongst" = among

# Jan 15, 2010 @ 3:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Spellbinder writes:

R.I.P Damage!

# Jan 15, 2010 @ 3:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. WOLF7 writes:

greyz (post6), I don't quite see what major difference that would have made, in addition, I personally don't feel that news on someone's passing is the right time and place to start looking into issues such as grammar.

# Jan 15, 2010 @ 4:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Blindgreed1 writes:

Greyz: You talk smack about my buddy Oz again and I'll address your fat ugly face with the bottom of my size 13 and a half boot. We clear? :-0

# Jan 15, 2010 @ 4:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. xDecapitation writes:

^ 13 and a half? man you have small feet haha.

And... what a legend. Not the biggest fan but gotta throw out some respect, RIP

# Jan 15, 2010 @ 4:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Blindgreed1 writes:

^^^They're my sister's boots. We is po... :-)

# Jan 15, 2010 @ 5:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. izzo writes:

r.i.p man....HUGE misfits fanatic so any member that was in the band at any time and for any amount of time deserves a ton of respect

# Jan 15, 2010 @ 5:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. spanishforpanther writes:

Not a big Misfits fan, but still, R.I.P. Brain.

# Jan 15, 2010 @ 6:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. cudos to paul, fuck you bruce writes:

This guy never recorded with the Misfits, his first show with the band happened to be the last show the band ever played ( i don't consider the michael graves era of the band to be the misfits, danzig was the misfits), and he was completely wasted and was thrown off the stage by doyle. The necros drummer filled in the rest of the set, still tis a shame the man passed away. Big verbal abuse fan as well.

# Jan 15, 2010 @ 6:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. DeathInEye writes:

R.I.P.

# Jan 15, 2010 @ 7:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. rusty strings writes:

shocking news
rest in hell... keats

# Jan 16, 2010 @ 2:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. wilco writes:

damm rip brother

# Jan 16, 2010 @ 7:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. GodHEADBANGS writes:

R.I.P.

# Jan 16, 2010 @ 10:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. beachbum662 writes:

He will be missed. For anybody who has a facebook and wants to join, http://www.facebook.com/#/pages/RIP-Brian-Damage-Keats/255819018810

# Jan 17, 2010 @ 2:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Blackheart*915 writes:

W.T.F.?! man this sucks... R.I.P......'

# Jan 19, 2010 @ 2:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Blindgreed1 writes:

FFIYB: ... Never mind... I did good DB yeah?

# Jan 19, 2010 @ 3:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Spellbinder writes:

Hmmm the name says it all.....he needs a fresh fist in his face!...........

# Jan 20, 2010 @ 11:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. cudos to paul, fuck you bruce writes:

^ Dude obviously that guy is kidding, Damage owed me money too, f***in' cokehead.

# Jan 20, 2010 @ 6:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Spellbinder writes:

o_o

# Jan 21, 2010 @ 10:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. toxicclown writes:

we will miss u

# Jan 21, 2010 @ 1:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. toxicclown writes:

fresh fist in your back go f*** your self

# Jan 22, 2010 @ 12:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. frsh fist in toxicclowns back writes:

Go fu ck your self you fu ck. You don't know the sh** I went through helping that sh it drummer out with whores and buying super big gulps from 7- 11. So you don't know what your talking about you douche. So don't comment on something you know nothing about. F A G

# Jan 23, 2010 @ 6:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. killernofiller writes:

Ooo, what a tough guy you are, Fresh D!ck In Your Mouth.

# Jan 25, 2010 @ 10:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. xman writes:

r.i.p. man

# Jan 27, 2010 @ 9:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. HeadbangerHippy writes:

Rust in Peace man. Your contribution to the music world will live on! /,,/ Who was the band we was playing with at the time of his death?

# Jan 27, 2010 @ 10:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. toxicclown writes:

ok

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