We were shocked and deeply saddened to hear the tragic news of the great drummer Jerry Fuchs death.
Jerry Fuchs the 34 year old drummer with several of NYC's finest bands including !!! and the Juan Maclean (as well as Maserati and Turning Machine) died on Saturday night after a fall down a Brooklyn elevator shaft.
The New York post reported that Fuchs was attending a benefit party in Williamsburg when he and a friend became stuck in an elevator between floors. The two opened the elevator doors and attempted to jump across the elevator shaft to the nearest floor. The friend made it; Fuchs didn't.
In a post on his website, Juan MacLean writes, "Jerry was one of my best and most loyal friends. He was hands-down the best drummer I have ever played with or seen for that matter. Jerry was with me from the start of The Juan MacLean, and we had countless adventures together all over the world. He was utterly sincere and fiercely loyal. During a particularly difficult time, while backstage in a club in Chicago, Jerry told me "Juan, I will follow you to the end of the earth and I will always be there for you." That was Jerry, the greatest drummer in the world, the greatest friend you could ever have."
A post on the Maserati website reads, "We are humbled to have been able to create music with you for all these years, Jerry. You will be missed more than words can express. We love you, bro."
As for Splash one, well - I personally saw Jerry play drums several time's and his playing was a truly magnificent, life affirming and always wonderfully energising experience.
So then Splash One, Jukebox & Dragnet pay tribute to Jerry Fuchs.
Please take time to watch all of these incredible clips....
Jerry - THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC