Rick Froberg, Frontman of Scorching Snakes and Drive Like Jehu, Useless at 55

Rick Froberg, vocalist and guitarist of Scorching Snakes, Drive Like Jehu, and Obits, has died on the age of 55.

John Reis, Froberg’s longtime collaborator in Scorching Snakes and Drive Like Jehu, confirmed his passing in a publish to Instagram on Saturday. “Rick handed away immediately final night time [June 30th] from pure causes. His artwork made life higher. The one factor he beloved greater than artwork and rock n roll was his buddies. He’ll without end be remembered for his creativity, imaginative and prescient and his capability to deliver magnificence into this world. I really like you, Rick. I’ll miss you for the remainder of my life.”

Froberg and Reis first linked up within the post-hardcore band Pitchfork within the late Nineteen Eighties. They then fashioned the emo rock group Drive Like Jehu and launched their main label debut, Yank Crime, by means of Interscope Data in 1994.

Within the mid-Nineties, Reis briefly shelved Drive Like Jehu as a way to focus on his different band, Rocket from the Crypt. By the top of the last decade, Reis fashioned his personal file label, Swami Data, and reunited with Froberg to type a brand new post-hardcore band known as Scorching Snakes. Between 2000 and 2004, Scorching Snakes launched three albums, together with Suicide Violence and Audit in Progress. Following a hiatus, the group reunited for a fourth album, Jericho Sirens, in 2018.

In 2006, Froberg fashioned the band Obits. They launched three albums between 2009 and 2013.

In 2014, Froberg and Reis reformed Drive Like Jehu for a sequence of dwell performances, together with an look at Coachella in 2015.

Froberg was additionally a gifted visible artist who created art work for his bands in addition to for Rocket from the Crypt and Swami Data.