R.I.P. Allen Lanier of Blue Oyster Cult (8/14/2013)

The PiercingMetal Command HQ was saddened to learn of the passing of the great Allen Lanier, formerly of Blue Oyster Cult, who passed away yesterday at the age of 67.

Allen Lanier with BOC in 2012

Mr. Lanier was a founding member of the band and played keyboards and rhythm guitar back in their days of being called Soft White Underbelly in 1967. He would leave Blue Oyster Cult in 1985 and then retire from music altogether in 2006. Back in November of 2012, I got to see him perform tunes with BOC at their 40th Anniversary gig at the Best Buy Theater. This was to be his last ever appearance with the band. Thank you for the music Mr. Lanier, may you Rest In Peace and may your fans forever find comfort in the melodies that you left behind.

Official Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Lanier

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