3 Colours Red drummer dies, aged 36

Rhythm is sad to announce that former 3 Colours Red drummer Keith Baxter passed away on 4 January 2008, aged 36, of liver failure.

Blabbermouth.net posted the following biography - Baxter was born in Lancaster, Lancashire, UK. As a teenager he became a founding member of Skyclad, recording five albums with them before leaving in 1995 to join 3 Colours Red, with whom he recorded two UK top 40 albums (Pure and Revolt) which included six Top 40 singles.

Following 3 Colours Red's split in 1999, he formed Elevation with former 3 Colours Red bandmate Pete Vuckovic. The group signed with Sony but was dropped a year later. He briefly played with the Northern Irish band Therapy? in 2002.

3 Colours Red reunited to record a third album ("The Union of Souls") in 2004, but split up again the following year.

Chris Barnes

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