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Reed Mullin (1966–2020), Corrosion of Conformity drummer

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He was a co-founder of the popular metal band

Reed Mullin was the drummer and co-founder of the North Carolina based metal band Corrosion of Conformity. Mullin, guitarist Woody Weatherman, and bassist Mike Dean started the band in 1982. They were originally a hardcore punk band but found greater success after they moved to an alternative metal sound. The band signed with Columbia Records in the '90s and released their biggest commercial record, “Deliverance,” in 1994. Mullin left the band for a while but returned in 2010.

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Died: Monday, January 27, 2020 (Who else died on January 27?)

Details of death: Died at the age of 53.


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What they said about him: "I think back to the days of meeting him and getting to know this person that had a glow around him. I’ll never forget the time he lost one of his shoes in the pit at one of our shows. He came backstage with one shoe on like it was nothing, he just rolled with it." —Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante

“I JUST FOUND OUT WILLIAM REED MULLIN OF CORROSION OF CONFORMITY HAS PASSED AWAY.I PLAYED WITH HIM A FEW YEARS AGO IN EUROPE. ALWAYS CAUGHT COC WHEN THEY PLAYED NYC.DUDE WAS A GREAT UNORTHODOX DRUMMER & A NICE GUY. A TRUE HARDCORE PUNK LEGEND. REST IN PEACE!!!” —Musician Danny Diablo
 
Full obituary: Variety

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