Addicted To Noise
Music News Of The World
October 18, 1996
Edited by Michael Goldberg

Lush Drummer Takes Own Life

Chris Acland, drummer for the ethereal U.K. band Lush, was found dead at his parents home in Cumbria, England yesterday afternoon. Acland had hung himself, according to a report in today's online version of the New Musical Express, and was discovered by his father. A founding member of Lush, Acland had recently completed a tour of the U.S., but was considering not touring with the band in Europe. A session drummer was on tap to tour with the Lush pending Acland's decision, according to the NME. We learned today that the tour has now been postponed. The group scored a hit in England earlier this year with the song "Ladykillers," which appeared on their most recent and fifth album, Lovelife. The group's new single, "Ciao!," which features Pulp's Jarvis Cocker, was released in England this week. Acland was 30.

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