We are beyond sad to report that Chemical Rage drummer Ben Linton lost his battle with cancer on October 25, 2018. The outpouring of support on social media and in the local Portland music scene is a testament to how respected as a musician and how loved as a man Ben was by so many. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, bandmates, friends, and fans.
I was able to briefly speak with a member of Chemical Rage, and understandably, the band is still very much in shock and grieving. “We all have a heavy heart right now and are at a loss for words. Our music community is amazing and I’m very proud and thankful for the support from everyone.”
It is a sobering reminder that we don’t always know the battles others are facing, and we should make a vow to each other right now to celebrate each other while we are together on this planet.
Ben, you will be very missed.