Brooklyn Vegan reports that Dr. Know, guitarist for legendary Washington, D.C. hardcore band Bad Brains, has been hospitalized and is on life support. The news about the 57-year-old Dr. Know, whose real name is Gary Miller, first surfaced on Monday evening, when The Dean Ween Group posted the following:
Since then, other tributes and positive vibes have been shared from other artists, including Living Colour’s Corey Glover, The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle and Agnostic Front.
Dr Know is one of the most important players of heavy music ever. Love and gratitude and healing thoughts to him https://t.co/0XMxVLdp5T
— The Mountain Goats (@mountain_goats) November 3, 2015
Wishing lots of PMA to Dr. Know and Mickey Fitz to overcome their medical challenges. Get well soon!
— Agnostic Front (@agnosticfront) November 3, 2015
This morning, Bad Brains posted a statement on their Facebook page:
The Bad Brains family ask that you please keep Gary (Dr. Know) Miller in your thoughts and prayers The family respectfully ask that their privacy be honored during this time and very much appreciate all the great energy that is being sent their way.
Positive vibes and PMA!
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