News

Replacements Drummer Foley Passes Away At 49

Replacements Drummer Foley Passes Away At 49

Steve Foley, the last drummer with US alternative band The Replacements, has died at the age of 49.

Foley reportedly passed away after an accidental overdose of prescription drugs last weekend (August 23) in Minneapolis.

Recruited for the tour of the band’s last album, "All Shook Down" , after frontman Paul Westerberg and bassist Tommy Stinson spotted a copy of the album in the drummer’s car while he was giving them a lift to an audition for a a replacement for departing sticksman Chris Mars.

After the tour, The Replacements split – Foley was working as a car salesman when he died.

For more music and film news click here


Newsletter


Editor's Letter

Robert Plant, Tom Petty, The Beatles, King Crimson, Bobby Womack: inside the new Uncut!


Welcome to the new issue of Uncut! John’s on holiday this week – he was last seen disappearing into darkest Gloucestershire – so it falls to me to show you around this month's edition instead.

Our exclusive cover story finds us catching up with Robert Plant...