Former Clutch Keyboardist Mick Schauer Passes Away


Clutch have commented on the passing of their former keyboardist Mick Schauer, who performed with them from 2005-2008, appearing on “Robot Hive/Exodus” and “From Beale Street To Oblivion“. Schauer also spent some time in Clutch offshoot The Bakerton Group as well. In a statement issued earlier today, September 16th, Clutch offered:

“We are saddened to hear the news of Mick Schauer’s passing. Mick was an incredible talent and he will be missed.

His contribution to the albums Robot Hive Exodus and From Beale Street to Oblivion brought a new sound to the band at a time when the band sought to stretch into new territory.

Mick helped us to achieve those goals and more. He was also a powerful force at our live shows. His natural ability was unmatched and his love for the music made us all play better.

We are grateful for having had the opportunity to make music with you Mick!”

Mick‘s brother Andrew revealed that Mick had fighting illness recently and passed away in his sleep this past weekend.