How Did Guitarist and Co-founder of the Weirdos Die? Explained » Ngnews247
Dix Denney, bassist and co-founder of Los Angeles punk pioneer band The Weirdos, has died.
What happened to Danny Dix?
Sadly, Dix Denney of The Weirdos has passed away.
Acclaimed musician and RHCP bassist Flea expressed his condolences on the passing of Dix Denney on his Instagram. He wrote: “He was a musician, painter, sculptor, innovator and instrument maker. I am grateful to be his friend.” He yelled: “Wiggle your toes!” Wiggle your fucking toes! “He doesn’t talk much, but he’s smart and funny. I admire him and hope he likes me. I play music with him, I venture deep into the wilderness with him. He and his beautiful brother John formed in 1975 Punk rock band The Weirdos. They were great and my favorite punk band of all time. Now I find myself mourning. Dix Denny forever. RIP beautiful man, a true artist.”
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Dex’s older brother took to the social media site to express his condolences on his brother’s death.it says
It is with deep sadness that I must report that my dear brother Dix has passed away. He passed away peacefully in his sleep last Friday night. His beautiful wife of 44 years, Annick, died just four months later. We’re sure he died of a broken heart. Like his parents before him, he is an artist at heart. In addition to being a gifted guitarist, Dix was also a painter and luthier. He’s a genuinely gentle man, but also a man of few words who vents his anger through his guitar. He will always be my brother and my guitar hero.
At this point, other than confirming his death and the exact cause of Dix’s death, it’s not known exactly what caused his death. Friends and family took to social media to express their condolences as soon as the news broke.
Dix Denney – one of the most underrated guitarists
One of the most underappreciated guitar/bass players of all time, Dix Denney and his brother John Denney were pioneers of the first wave of punk in the ’80s. Together they formed the band The Weirdos.
The Weirdos, a punk music group from Los Angeles, California, was led by John Denney, who played lead guitar and joined his brother Dix Denney on guitar hand. In addition to bassist Dave Trout, drummer Nickey “Beat” Alexander and another guitarist Cliff Roman. They started as an art music group in 1976, and the name stuck after they were mentioned in a Time magazine story about the punk rock band. Their DIY mentality is very strong. They wear everything they can find including bags, belts, necklaces and more. According to American performance artist David Horvitz, the band’s costumes “change faster than the cheetahs”.
Dix Denney breaks up
They broke up in 1981 but got back together at various points, including recording the album Condor in 1990. In a 1990 Flipside interview, John Denney cited the Ramones, New York Dolls and Iggy Pop as The Weirdos’ basic musical inspirations. Dix’s death shocked the music world. The artist was once close to being part of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, but ended up becoming a close associate when he ventured out on a solo project.
In 1975, Dix Denney formed The Weirdos in Los Angeles with his brother John. Although initially inspired by The Ramones, they quickly became the precursors of West Coast punk, which was somehow faster, louder, and more progressive than East Coast punk. Richard Cromelin of the Los Angeles Times reviewed The Weirdos show in 1977, writing: “In a US Marine who looks like he’s undergoing drug testing Behind the roaring singers of the team, the fast, loud, simple accompaniment forms an intense, physical display of rock ‘n’ roll.”
The band released Destroy All Music, a 7″ EP, in 1977 on Greg Shaw’s Bomp! Record. They broke up after four years and reunited in 1990 to record their first full-length album, Condor.
Danny – an artist of many talents
Dix Denney was a versatile talent and a role model for many musicians. Flee of the Red Hot Chili Peppers wrote on his Instagram: “I’m Dix Denney. He’s a musician, painter, sculptor, innovator and instrument maker. I’m grateful to be his friend.” He yells: “Wiggle your toes! Wiggle your fucking toes! “He doesn’t talk much, but he’s smart and funny. I admire him and hope he likes me. I play music with him, I venture deep into the wilderness with him. He and his beautiful brother John formed in 1975 Punk rock band The Weirdos. They were great and my favorite punk band of all time. Dix was gentle, kind and caring. Now I find myself mourning. Forever Dix Denny. RIP beautiful people , a true artist”.