Monday, November 9, 2009

In Memoriam: Gerhardt "Jerry" Fuchs

It is with profound and acute sadness that we bid farewell to Jerry Fuchs, masterful drummer and loyal friend to many. Having earned admiration for his dexterous digits drumming for such bands as The Juan MacLean, !!!, Maserati, Holy Ghost!, LCD Soundsystem, Turing Machine, and the Martians, Jerry touched the lives of many people, not only with his musical prowess, but also thanks to his disarming authenticity and irresistibly fun-loving nature. A force of nature unto himself, he shall be sorely missed.

Due to this overwhelming tragedy, The Juan MacLean will NOT be performing as a band on November 20th as scheduled; however, the band's founder and frontman, Juan MacLean, will be appearing for an exclusive tribute DJ set to commemorate and honour the memory of his dear friend and bandmate. All proceeds will be donated to Jerry's family.

Further details regarding the benefit party will be released this week - please visit for the latest updates.

In the meantime, we send our sincerest condolences to Jerry's family, friends, loved ones, bandmates, and to the entire DFA crew. We only wish we could do more to provide solace in some tangible form...

With heavy-hearts, we share a recent remix of The Juan MacLean's hit, "Happy House":

And a mere few highlights from his exhilarating performances...

NY Times Obituary

1 comment:

  1. dont forget the martains his fist band