Before Yelchin became a star, he sang and played guitar in a punk band called The Hammerheads, aka The Hammerheads Hollywood (not to be confused with Minneapolis’ noise band Hammerhead or late 80s band The Hammerheads). The band was active from 2008 to 2011, when Yelchin confirmed that the band broke up in 2011.
According to their Reverb Nation:
The bands influences are The Cramps, Rancid, Blind Willie McTell, John Lee Hooker, and Iggy Pop. They are currently working on their first EP featuring a rocking single called “Girl (not yet) a Woman”.
Also dead: Parliament-Funkadelic’s keyboardist Bernie Worrell passed away at the age of 72 on June 24th.
The Stanley Brothers’ Ralph Stanley died at the age of 89 to skin cancer on June 23rd.
Enya's father Leo Brennan died at the age of 90 on June 22nd.
Pakistani Taliban assassinated Amjad Sabri on June 22nd. He was 45.
The Mar-Keys’ Wayne Jackson passed away at the age of 74 to congestive heart failure on June 21st.
ZZ Top’s manager Bill Ham died at the age of 79 on June 18th.
The Mexican The Voice star Alejandro Jano Fuentes was murdered at the age of 45 on June 18th. This is disturbing, considering that The Voice’s star Christina Grimmie was also murdered some weeks ago.
Below are more deaths for the month of June - for the full death list: Musicians who died in 2016.