The Black Keys‘ Patrick Carney has shared a statement paying tribute to late Modest Mouse drummer Jeremiah Green.
In an Instagram post, Carney calls Green one of his favorite drummers ever, adding that he was “lucky enough to become friends with him.”
“The most profound influence on my drumming is from [Green],” Carney notes. “I remember listening to Modest Mouse before I really even played drums and thinking if I played drums I would play like him.”
Carney continues, “[Green] was loved by all that met him and he touched all his friends deeply and profoundly. Thank you for everything Jeremiah.”
Green, a co-founding member of Modest Mouse, died New Year’s Eve, shortly after it was revealed over Christmas that he’d been diagnosed with cancer. He was 45.
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