Guitarist/keyboardist Allen Lanier, a founding member of Blue Öyster Cult, has died at 66. The news was delivered at the band’s website:

We’ve lost our friend and bandmate Allen Lanier. Allen succumbed to complications from C.O.P.D.  Although he retired from touring in 2006 Allen returned to the stage for what turned out to be his final appearance, reuniting with BÖC at the 40th Anniversary show in New York this past November. DFTR sweet man. We love you and miss you.

Have a look at the site right here.

And listen to some B.Ö.C. tonight.

 

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