Morphine Frontman Dies

By shane

Not UK-indie related at all, but worth commenting on: The editors and staff at Excellent Online send their condolences and love to the family and friends of MARK SANDMAN, frontman of the seminal Boston band MORPHINE, who died of an apparant heart attack while performing Saturday night. The band were two numbers into their set at a music fest in Rome when Sandman collapsed to the stage floor. Doctors in the crowd attempted to revive the stricken singer, but Sandman was pronounced dead upon arrival at hospital. Though not directly related to the UK "sound," Morphine had spent the last decade carving their own unique niche in the East Coast music scene (as only a bass/sax/drums combo could,) and will be sorely missed.