Eric Moore, Singer Of Biker Rock Legends The Godz, Dead At 67
Eric Moore, lead singer of Ohio-based biker rock underdogs The Godz, has died after a battle with bladder cancer. He was 67.
FNA Records released a statement about Eric, saying, “It is with great sadness and heavy heart that John Gard Management and FnA Records announce the passing of a true rock-n-roll legend, Eric Moore of The Godz. Eric has been battling bladder cancer for many years. The official date of Eric’s passing was on May 17, 2019 in the early hours of the day — just after midnight. Eric was 67 years old.
“Eric was known by his legions of fans as a beer-drinking, pistol carrying, blue collar rock-n-roller and the leader of the Godz fans worldwide known as ‘The Machines.’
“If you would like to help contribute to the funeral expenses and services of Eric Moore, we would greatly appreciate any donations sent to: John Gard Management, c/o Eric Moore, P.O. Box 2384, Heath Ohio 43056. Donations are also accepted via paypal: send via paypal to Johngard33@yahoo.com.
“There are two other methods to help cover Eric’s expenses. First, you can purchase any Godz titles (The Vault 1, The Vault 2, The Vault 3, The Vault 4, A Tribute To Eric Moore Volume 3, and Mongolians) at FnA Records (www.fnarecords.net) and all the net proceeds will be given to cover expenses of Eric. Secondly, FnA Records will be releasing an extremely limited 45 vinyl record (25 copies worldwide) and they will have an authentic hand-signed sticker attached to the 45 jacket. These are the last signatures Eric has signed while in hospice. This is a great way to show your support and honor Eric by buying a piece of history where the money will go directly to cover his expenses.”
The Godz were an underground rock hit in the late ’70s and early ’80s, putting out straightforwards outlaw biker music and touring with acts including Kiss, Cheap Trick, Judas Priest, Blue Öyster Cult, and Iggy Pop. The band maintained a loyal fan base, despite being panned by labels and critics. Rolling Stone famously described the band as a “miserable hard-rock quartet from Columbus/Deavertown, Ohio, epitomiz[ing] the most wretched excesses of Seventies rock.”
Everyone at Kerrang! sends their heart out to Eric and his friends, family, fans, and bandmates during this difficult time.
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