CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF JASON MACKENROTH – SOLO ARTIST AND FORMER ROLLINS BAND DRUMMER – SET FOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, IN LAS VEGAS, NV
Mackenroth Spent Eight Years Performing In Blue Man Group’s
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A celebration of the life of Jason Mackenroth – the powerhouse drummer for Rollins Band from 1998 to 2004 who went on to release two solo albums and enjoy an eight-year run with Blue Man Group – will be held on Thursday, January 14, at 2:00 PM at Epic Church, located at 8755 West Warm Springs Rd., Suite 105, Henderson, NV 89148. Plans are also in the works for a benefit that will take place later this year.
Mackenroth passed away on Sunday, January 3, after a nearly four-year battle with prostate cancer. He is survived by his wife Janet (“Jaye”) Mackenroth and their two sons, Javan and Joren, as well as his father and mother, Dave and Gail Mackenroth, and siblings Anne Dunlap, Scott Mackenroth and Arlene Mackenroth. A GoFundMe campaign is underway at https://www.gofundme.com/echcegfw <https://www.gofundme.com/echcegfw>; to help Janet and Joren Mackenroth with expenses so they can remain in Nevada until Joren graduates from high school in June 2016.
Many fans, friends, musicians and media outlets have paid tribute to Mackenroth in the past week. Paul Stanley of KISS, one of Jason’s biggest heroes, retweeted the Metal Hammer story, Billboard took a look at Mackenroth’s career in a recent article and Fox 5 KVVU-TV in Las Vegas shared many touching photos, including one of Blue Man Group’s January 3 tribute to Jason.
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