**UPDATE: The news of Biscuits’ death is a hoax.**

Chuck Biscuits, the legendary punk and hard-rock drummer, has died after a prolonged battle with throat cancer. He was 44.

Biscuits was best known for his work with BLACK FLAG and DANZIG, but he also lent his talents to RUN-DMC, SOCIAL DISTORTION and CIRCLE JERKS.

Confirmation came in form of the following email from a family member:

"In response to the inquires, thank you for all the support," an anonymous family member wrote in an e-mail sent this morning. "Chuck did not survive his battle with throat cancer. He passed surrounded by his family on 10/24/09."

Born Charles Montgomery on April 17, 1965, Biscuits' first band was the legendary '80s punk act D.O.A. Upon moving to California at the age of 17, Biscuits joined Black Flag, then played in a variety of influential punk bands including the Circle Jerks, Fear and the Weirdos. In 1987, he joined Danzig, playing on the former Misfits singer's first four albums, as well as 1993's 'Thrall: Demonsweatlive.' The video of 'Mother'' from that album became a hit on MTV. In addition to the his work with Danzig, Biscuits also played drums on some tracks on Run DMC's 1988 album 'Tougher Than Leather,' and after leaving Danzig, played some shows with Social Distortion.


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