HEAVY METAL KIDS founding member Mickey Waller loses battle with cancer Print E-mail
Friday, 01 February 2013 18:39

Mickey WallerSome very sad news just in here at URHQ from Heavy Metal Kids drummer Keith Boyce.


"It is with great sadness and regret that I have to report that Mickey Waller, guitarist and founder of the Heavy Metal Kids, has passed away in a Paris hospital early this afternoon.


Mickey had been unwell for the past year and had been battling cancer of the throat and some other ailments. Mickey was a life-long friend of mine and the best friend you could wish for. He would do anything for you and was the most generous person I have ever known. He was also a brilliant guitarist, musician and composer and a very funny man.


As well as playing with the Heavy Metal Kids Mickey was a member of 60s band the Mickey Finn. After leaving HMK in 1975 Mickey joined Steve Marriott's All Stars until they disbanded. He then concentrated on session work and moved to France in the early eighties where he recording and toured with some of the top French artists such as Jacques Higelin and Nino Ferrer amongst others.


He is survived by a daughter Tara.


I will miss him so much. R.I.P Mickey Waller."


Uber Rock also offers its condolences to all family, friends and fans of Mickey - R.I.P