Alan Longmuir (20 June 1948 – 2 July 2018) was a Scottish musician and the bass guitarist of the 1970s pop group, the Bay City Rollers. His younger brother Derek Longmuir was a founding member and drummer of the group
Vincent Paul Abbott, also known as Vinnie Paul (March 11, 1964 – June 22,
2018), was an American musician, songwriter and producer, best known for
being the former drummer, and co-founder, of the heavy metal band Pantera.
He was a member of supergroup Hellyeah. He also co-founded the heavy metal
band Damageplan in 2003 with his late younger brother, Dimebag Darrell.
Matthew Tyler Murphy (December 29, 1929 – June 15, 2018 known as Matt “Guitar” Murphy, was an American blues guitarist. He was associated with the bands The Blues Brothers and Howlin’ Wolf.
Murphy was born in Sunflower, Mississippi, and was educated in Memphis, where his father worked at the Peabody Hotel. Murphy learned to play guitar when he was a child. In 1948 he moved to Chicago, where he joined the Howlin’ Wolf band, which at the time featured Little Junior Parker.
Murphy worked a lot with Memphis Slim, including on his album At the Gate of Horn (1959). Murphy did not have a band of his own until 1982 but did work in the studio and on stage with many musicians, including Ike Turner, Muddy Waters, James Cotton, Otis Rush, Etta James, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Chuck Berry and Joe Louis Walker.
Nick Knox (born Nicholas George Stephanoff, c.1958 – June 15, 2018) was the drummer with the psychobilly band The Cramps. He replaced Miriam Linna in 1977 and left in 1991. Knox was with The Cramps during the peak of their worldwide popularity when they toured Europe extensively in 1986 with the A Date with Elvis tour. He drafted in his cousin, Mike Metoff (aka Ike Knox), during the preceding European tour in 1984. Knox was recognised as the drummer who brought a tightness to the Cramps sound and stayed longer than any other drummer in the band. Before joining The Cramps he was a member of protopunk band the Electric Eels.
Later Knox was the “senior advisor” to the Cleveland-based punk band Archie and the Bunkers, and worked closely with the band on their 2017 single on Norton Records.