Dr. Know, aka Gary Miller, the longtime guitarist for the punk band Bad Brains, is reportedly on life support.
While there has not been an official announcement as to his condition, the band did confirm that his health is not good on their Facebook page:
The Bad Brains family ask that you please keep Gary (Dr. Know) Miller in your thoughts and prayers. The family respectfully ask that their privacy be honored during this time and very much appreciate all the great energy that is being sent their way.Former Ween guitarist Dean Ween posted more information he had gathered from friends:
Positive vibes and PMA!
just got word that dr. know from bad brains (gary) is on life support in the hospital. pray for him, or at least smoke a huge spliff and keep him in your thoughts. one of my fave guitarists of the era--and always.Dr. Know has played with the band since it formed in 1977 although there have been many splits and reconciliations. The current lineup of Bad Brains also includes original members Darryl Jenifer and Earl Hudson along with lead vocalist H.R. who joined in 1978.