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Former Diamond Head And UFO Drummer Robbie France Passes Away

Although no details have been revealed as of yet, a post from the official Diamond Head Facebook page has announced that the band's former drummer Robbie France, passed away on Saturday the 14th of January. France was the drummer in the legendary New Wave Of British Heavy Metal group from 1983 to 1985, joining the band shortly after the release of the "Canterbury" album and staying with them until their first break up two years later. France also spent time with British hard rock legends UFO and Wishbone Ash, as well as alternative rock outfit, Skunk Anansie. More details will be revealed as they become available.

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1. Drum_Junkie writes:

Sad news... Rest In Peace, Robbie.

# Jan 16, 2012 @ 5:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. WOLF7 writes:

Terrible start for the new year.

R.I.P.

# Jan 17, 2012 @ 12:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. mikey808 writes:

That's sad :( Im only 23 but I love his work on those diamond head records

# Jan 17, 2012 @ 1:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Megahell writes:

Hate to see a drummer go down. RIP Robbie.

# Jan 17, 2012 @ 11:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. ThrashtillDeathTFV writes:

RIP Robbie

# Jan 18, 2012 @ 11:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Vinny the Metalhead writes:

R.I.P.

Now Playing: Diamond Head - Am I Evil? (even though Robbie didn't play on that song lol)

# Jan 19, 2012 @ 12:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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