One-time Clutch keyboardist Mick Schauer passed away over the weekend. Further details have yet to be disclosed.
Schauer was a member of from 2005 to 2008 and played on the band's Robot Hive/Exodus (2005) and From Beale Street to Oblivion (2007) albums.
Clutch had the following to say:
"We are saddened to hear the news of Mick Schauer's passing. Mick was an incredible talent and he will be missed. His contribution to the albums Robot Hive Exodus and From Beale Street to Oblivion brought a new sound to the band at a time when the band sought to stretch into new territory. Mick helped us to achieve those goals and more. He was also a powerful force at our live shows. His natural ability was unmatched and his love for the music made us all play better. We are grateful for having had the opportunity to make music with you Mick!"