Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Drummerobit: Steve Foley

Steve Foley, the late-era drummer for The Replacements, has died after apparently overdosing on prescription medicine.

One of six children, Foley's father was less than thrilled at his choice of career; it was only when he joined the Replacements that his father accepted the decision.

Foley replaced Chris Mars on the Replacements drum stool for the last year of the band's existence, and then followed Tommy Stinson into Bash And Pop.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Foley had been struggling with depression in recent years, but the overdose appears to have been accidental. He had recently been working as a car salesman.