Bandaged rocker Nash the Slash dead at 66
Nash the Slash (QMI Agency file photo)
Canadian musician Jeff Plewman, known famously by his stage alias Nash the Slash, has died. He was 66.
The Toronto-born instrumentalist, whose signature stage garb included surgical bandages on his face, was part of the experimental group FM, and enjoyed a successful solo career with many studio albums and film soundtrack work.
Plewman announced his retirement via his official website in November of 2012 after 40-plus years in the business, saying that he was "rolling up the bandages."
"The thrill is gone it seems for me more than B.B. King," he wrote in a lengthy message on his website.
His death was first confirmed by filmmaker and friend Colin Brunton on Twitter. He has since taken down the message. Frequent collaborator Robert Vanderhorst confirmed the musician's death with a post on his Facebook page. "My longest, continuing artistic collaboration has been a 30+ year stint with my dear friend, Nash the Slash," he wrote. "Nash the Slash - March 1948 - May 2014."