Vive Le Rock is saddened by news of the death yesterday of Lance D'Boyle aka Gary Lance Robins, original drummer of UK anarcho legends POISON GIRLS.
Pete Fender, son of Poison Girls' frontwoman Vi Subversa and a member of RUBELLA BALLET, FATAL MICROBES and others, posted this statement on Facebook earlier today....
"For the last 26 years, Gary has been scratching a meagre living as an artist in a remote part of the Sierra Nevada, high up the mountains of rural Granada in Spain.
"In February last year, Gary's life-long friend and soulmate Frances, Vi Subversa, passed away, leaving him devastated. Before she passed, Gary came over to England to see her for the last time, and during this visit he was the victim of a credit card snatch that left him in debt for thousands of pounds, and without any means of support apart from his basic pension and the proceeds of a few pieces of art. The credit bank have refused his case for compensation and in fact have charged substantial interest on the original amount.
"In light of this fact, we are launching this urgent appeal to raise funds for Gary's funeral costs and to clear his debts. If you can, please head over to the Poison Girls downloads page where you are free to download whatever you like, and donate what you can. Thank you xx"
Poison Girls on Facebook