Rollins Band Drummer Jason Mackenroth Succumbs To Prostrate Cancer
January 5, 2016 at 4:41 PM (PT)
Drummer JASON MACKENROTH has passed away at home in HENDERSON, NV on SUNDAY, JANUARY 3rd after a nearly four-year battle with prostate cancer. MACKENROTH was the drummer for ROLLINS BAND from 1998 to 2004; he also released two solo albums and spent eight years performing with BLUE MAN GROUP.
In the course of his career, MACKENROTH recorded with such artists as GEORGE CLINTON, THE LOVEMAKERS and ROBERT BRADLEY and toured with producer DANIEL LANOIS and MC5 guitarist WAYNE KRAMER.
JASON is survived by his wife JANET ("JAYE") MACKENROTH and their two sons, JAVAN and JOREN, as well as his father and mother, and three siblings. A GoFundMe campaign is underway at 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.
A memorial service will be held in the LAS VEGAS area later this month. Details will be announced shortly. Plans are also in the works for a benefit concert, which will take place later this year.