MICK COCKS-ROSE TATTOO DIES

Rose Tattoo has lost their 4th member in 4 years. Rhythm guitarist Mick Cocks has died from liver cancer after being diagnosed in April this year. He died on Dec 22nd.

Micks Cocks was a founding member for Rose Tattoo. He formed the band in 1976 with the late Pete Wells, who had recently left Buffalo. Ian Rilen, also now deceased was the bass guitarist.

At one stage in 1981, the band also featured guitar legend Lobby Loyde, who died of cancer in 2007.

Rose Tattoo are one of Australians greatest ever bands. They inspired Guns N Roses, who recorded a cover of their song ‘Nice Boys’ on ‘G N’ R Lies’.

The bands hits include ‘Bad Boy For Love’, ‘We Can’t Be Beaten’ and ‘One of the Boys’.

Mick was also a former member of Heaven and one-time member of Ted Mulry Gang.

Vive Le Punk sends our condolensces to Micks family and Rose Tattoo.

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