Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave drummer Brad Wilk has reacted to the tragic death of The Cars frontman Ric Ocasek, whose death home photos were revealed on Monday.
Wilk wrote, “RIP Ric Ocasek. I’m a huge fan of the Cars. And Ric produced some amazing bands notably the Bad Brains and Weezer. I remember hearing the Cars first record for the first time living in Chicago, Pre teen.. and my friends older brother telling me ‘This is New Wave.’ Whatever it was, I thought it was awesome. The song playing was Let the good times roll.
Also, me and my son Luka would love playing their first record when I would drive him to pre school and he would describe to me what each song sounded like to him. The Car’s music transcends time. Thank you 🙏”
Howard Stern recently dropped a Rage Against The Machine reunion bombshell. Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea said, “Ahh man, say it ain’t so. I loved Ric Ocasek. What an interesting, smart, kind, funny man who made incredible records. I loved those Cars albums when I was a teenager. Perfect pop songs with those wicked elliot easton guitar solos. Absolute candy. Then he went and produced Rock For Light by the Bad Brains.
As an adult I met him several times and he was gracious, funny and engaging. Ahh man. Ahh damn. Bless his soul. R.I.P. Transcend to the other side Ric. So much love and appreciation from me. You’re All I Got Tonight.” The heartbreaking final photos of Ric Ocasek before he passed away were revealed yesterday.