In Memoriam: Rob Farr
Former Warrior bassist Rob Farr has passed away at the age of 58. He died in his sleep two days after a gig with his cover band Radio 80’s. His longtime bandmate and drummer Dave Ducey shared the news on Facebook.
“I’m in shock. My friend Rob Farr passed away yesterday. We played in a band together for 8 years (National Dust) and it’s hard to believe that it’s true. We played in Sturgis together in ’06 and ’07 and countless other gigs. We played together at the Bang Your Head Festival in 2009 in Germany, and Rocklahoma the same year with Warrior. We played together at the Keep It True Festival again in Germany with Warrior in 2014. I recorded 2 albums with him in National Dust (‘The Road Is My Home’ and ‘National Dust III’) and an album with Warrior (‘The Wars Of Gods And Men’) back in 2004. He always had a huge, beautiful smile and loved playing his bass guitar, and had a true love for music. He will be sorely missed. Rest In Peace, Rob!!”
Farr was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. It was there he became a mainstay of the metal scene, working with acts like the thrash pioneering Détente and WWIII. He joined Warrior in the early 2000s.
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Rob Farr.