Hendrix drummer Mitch Mitchell dead

I was saddened to hear that one of the most pioneering and best drummers of the 60’s and 70’s, Mitch Mitchell died. Mitchell was a bad ass drummer and laid down some of the coolest grooves I’ve ever heard on many Jimi Hendrix tunes.

I was even more surprised, and happy, to hear that it appears he died in a Portland hotel of natural causes. No drugs I hope.

Here’s to you Mitch. Thanks for all the great grooves and awesome fills. We all know you kicked John Bonham’s ass.