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Published: 2012/06/17

Radiohead Drummer Issues Statement Regarding Loss of Drum Technician in Stage Collapse

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Radiohead drummer Phil Selway has issued a statement following the loss of 33-year-old drum technician Scott Johnson, who died yesterday in a stage collapse prior to the group’s performance in Toronto, Canada..

We have all been shattered by the loss of Scott Johnson, our friend and colleague. He was a lovely man, always positive, supportive and funny; a highly skilled and valued member of our great road crew. We will miss him very much. Our thoughts and love are with Scott’s family and all those close to him.

The incident occurred shortly before doors were scheduled to open for Radiohead’s performance in Toronto’s Downsview Park on Saturday. According to sources, the stage collapsed as equipment was being erected, killing Johnson and injuring three others. The show, which would have closed out Radiohead’s North American tour, was subsequently canceled.


There are 8 comments associated with this post

Alex Baker June 17, 2012, 19:00:10

Thank you for getting this out, its great to hear a response from the band in such a timely manner. Keep up the good work! And check out Canada Jams! Alex –

AlexSucksBall June 17, 2012, 20:09:43

Alex why would you try to advertise your gay Canadian website through someone’s death? You must be a real piece of shit. No one cares about Canada Jams and I hope you choke on a big American dick. Bryan Adams never, Lynyrd Skynyrd forever. USA! USA! USA!

Sara M June 17, 2012, 22:41:42

This is a very sad accident and a horrible loss to Mr. Johnson’s family and to his music family. I feel both comments above are inappropriate and in bad taste. Hopefully the moderator of this site removes them. My condolences to the Johnson family.

Dennis June 17, 2012, 22:43:18

Classy. You make all Americans proud.

JamminJazz June 18, 2012, 07:11:50

This is horrible news. My condolences to the band, family and friends. I do also have to agree that this is no place to advertise. Very poor taste folks…

mulebyrd June 18, 2012, 08:46:01


utimatelywhogivesaf#ck June 18, 2012, 11:07:17

Wrong Kid Died! Damn..just missed.. Thom Yourke should play the funeral solo and shoot his eyes in different directions like a lizard and make really weird always..its art..without the F

timmy June 19, 2012, 09:54:39

Alexsucksballs and ultimatelywhogivesaf#ck you are both childish scumbags, and embarassments to humanity. It’s hard to imagine breathing the same air as you classless trash. You are the reasons for increasing birth control.

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