He was behind the kit for the hard rock outfit’s 1995 release Acid Monkey, which forged a new direction for them as they fought to escape their “hair band” labelling. No details relating to the death have been confirmed, although it’s thought Karras had been ill for some time.
Torien says: “Today is a sad day – my brother Robby just passed away. “Thank you, bro, for being in my life and sharing all your amazing drumming and musical skills with me. You were such a loving and awesome man. We worked hard and played hard on Acid Monkey. I will never forget everything you did for me. I will miss you bad, my friend. I know you’re in heaven because we both prayed together for that to happen for you. Please know I will always keep playing and writing music, like you make me promise you. God bless you and your family.”
Meanwhile, former Kottonmouth Kings member Pakelika, real name Patrick Cochrun, has died at the age of 34. A spokesman for the comedy rap-rock artist says: “Patrick fought asthma for many years successfully. There was no way he could have foreseen the severity of his last seizure. Hospital staff tried to revive him the five times he flatlined.” Cochrun died peacefully at the weekend surrounded by friends and family.