Rascals singer and founder Felix Cavaliere commented on last Thursday’s death drummer Dino Danelli.
Cavaliere says, “My mind is flooding with memories of his talent, humor, friendship and commitment to the music that he loved. It's fitting that Dino played drums -- he moved to the beat of his own drum. Still, he was the strongest beat for The Rascals. His artistry as a painter captured that same zest for life and rock and roll attitude. I will miss him dearly. Rest in peace, my brother.”
Guitarist Gene Cornish also commented, saying, "Thank you all for your support and the outpouring of love regarding the passing of Dino. I wish I could answer all of your questions, but as most of you know Dino was a very private person.”
He added, "I will say this, Dino never cared about being a 'rock star.' It was always about the music and art for him. Everything else was window dressing to him."
Danelli had numerous health issues, including coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure. He was 78 when he passed away last week. Billy Joel and Paul Stanley of KISS also paid tribute.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]