Wednesday, April 6, 2011
R.I.P. Scott Columbus (Manowar)
Well, this sucks. I regret to inform you all that Scott Columbus, the drummer of the loudest band in the history of metal, the mighty Manowar, passed away yesterday at age 54. Manowar may be, well let's face it, as cheesy as it gets, but they carried the metal banner high and proud and had legions of adoring fans, so this sudden loss is still going to have a profound impact on the metal community. There are no reports as to what caused Columbus' death, but whatever the case may be he will be greatly missed by all of his fans. Throw your horns up to Scott, you're up there rocking with the real gods of metal now, brother. Our condolences go out to his family, friends, bandmates and coworkers, may he rest in peace.