Doug Evans, who laid down the low end for punk trio the Didjits, passed away December 28th. He was 53 years old.
Evans founded the seminal punk band with brothers Rick and Brad Sims in 1983. They spent much of their career on Touch and Go Records, releasing five studio albums before they split in 1994. Their music proved influential, and The Offspring covered the Didjits song “Killboy Powerhead” on their breakthrough album Smash.
After the band split, Evans then moved to California and played in the band Blöwer. The Didjits reunited in 2006 for the Touch and Go Records 25th anniversary, and plans were made for the group to play again in 2017.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Evans’s family with his end-of-life expenses.
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Doug Evans.