Devo is one of my favourite bands of all time. Alan Myers is one of the best drummers of all time. I don't play drums, but a friend who does said to me that 5/8th's time is the most difficult for drummers to play and that "Blockhead" is a challenge to many drummers. I loved Devo when I first heard them and still do. It's so sad we lose him now since I understand that Devo is touring this year, but maybe his cancer was such that he would have been unable to tour this time. I don't know the answer to that, it's sad to lose him at all, but it would have been nice to see him and Devo one last time even if he knew his days were limited. Goodbye Alan Myers, and thank so very much for all the great songs. "Smart Patrol", "Gates of Steel", "It's a Beautiful World", and "That's Good" are songs that I love today as much (or even more in a couple of cases!) than when I first heard them and I play them all several dozen times per year.