As reported in the comments down below, it seems as though one-time Replacements/ drummer Steve Foley has died. MPR’s 89.3 The Current is reporting the death on their site, though I can’t seem to find anything on the Strib or PiPress. I am sure it’s only a matter of hours before more information is released and tributes start rolling in from around the Twin Cities.
I’ll keep you updated.
UPDATE #1: The forums at Velvet Rope have a post about Foley’s death and an e-mail from Jim Walsh.
UPDATE #2: A friend of Steve’s said the cause of death was an accidental overdose. So sad.
UPDATE #3: Steve Foley’s sister thanks Westernerds for their condolences.