In Memoriam: Chad Hanks

Chad HanksAmerican Head Charge bassist Chad Hanks has died after fighting a terminal disease. He was 46 years old.

Hanks co-founded the Minneapolis-based band in 1997 and, along with frontman Cameron Heacock, was one of only two consistent members throughout the group’s history. He’s featured on the band’s self-released debut, Trepanation, as well as The War of Art, The Feeding, and Tango Umbrella.

“Rest In Peace my friend,” guitarist Ted Hallows wrote on Facebook. “You will be missed and your music will live on forever. Thank you for making me a better guitarist and thank you for all the great memories we shared together. Love you man and won’t ever forget you. RIP Chad.”

A benefit and memorial concert has been announced for November 26th in Minneapolis to help pay for the bassist’s final expenses. PayPal donations can be sent to the family via chadhanksbenefit@gmail.com.

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Chad Hanks.

Photo by Nik Alexander

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