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Passings: Iain Shedden, Australian Music Writer and Member of The Saints

by Paul Cashmere, Noise11

Iain Shedden, the music writer for The Australian and one time member of The Saints, has died at the age of 60.

Shedden had been with The Australian since 1993 and was the drummer for The Saints in 1982, 1984-1985, 1988-1990, 2002, 2004 and 2016 until now.

Iain played on The Saints albums I Thought This Was Love, But This Ain’t Casablanca (1982), A Little Madness To Be Free (1984) and Prodigal Son (1988).

In the U.S., the Saints are best known for the songs "Grain of Sand" and "The Music Goes Around My Head", both from Prodigal Son, which made the Alternative top twenty in 1988 and 1989.

Iain Shedden was born in Scotland. He started his musical career with his band The Jolt at age 17. The band moved to London after being signed to Polydor. After the band split Iain joined the Small Hours with bass player Kym Bradshaw. That lead to a meeting with Chris Bailey who recruited him into The Saints.

In 1992 Iain moved to Sydney. He is survived by his wife Christine and daughters Molly and Conor.