Primitive Race issue statement about death of bandmate Chuck Mosley

Further to our original announcement on the passing of Faith No More’s original vocalist Chuck Mosley, his current bandmates in Primitive Race have just released a statement. The band had only a week earlier released their album Soul Pretender.

We are deeply heartbroken by the loss of our friend and bandmate, Chuck Mosley. Chuck had a  vibrant free spirit. He was also a sensitive, kind and loving soul. He wanted to be everything to  everyone; a good partner to Pip, a good father to his children and grandson, a loyal friend, an  accomplished chef, an entertaining performer and so much more. Chuck was funny, witty,  charismatic and charming in a way that was only Chuck. His art and legacy will be with us all  forever; he was truly one of a kind.

On November 3rd, Chuck, Mark, Erie and I were celebrating the release of an album Chuck held very dear. Less than a week later, he was no longer with us. Over the past few days, we have spent  a great deal of time contemplating the best way to honour our friend. At Pip and Doug Esper’s  urging, Mark, Erie and I will continue to support the album that Chuck was so proud of. The three  of us will donate any proceeds earned from album sales throughout our release cycle in 2018 to MusiCares, a not-for-profit charity, in Chuck’s name. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a  wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies and each case is treated with integrity  and confidentiality.

Mark, Erie and I wish to express our deepest condolences to his soulmate Pip Logan, their children Erica and Sophie, Grandson Wolfgang and dearest friend, Doug Esper. Unfortunately, Chuck’s premature demise left his family without the means to send him off properly and move into their next phase of life. Your gesture of a donation to help with his final expenses would be greatly appreciated:

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Rest In Peace, Chuck.

Love always,

Chris Kniker, Mark Gemini Thwaite and Erie Loch

Chris goes on to suggest a track from the new album:

This was Chuck’s favourite song we did. It was always his “baby” on the record. He burned with  passion for how it turned out. For him the record started and ended here. I miss you so deeply  already. There is a hole left in my soul that feels like it will never be filled.

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