Skip Meyer 1949-2014

Today we lost our best friend and comrade of nearly 40 years. Surrounded by his wife and children, Skip passed away at his home after battling a lingering illness.  He was an integral part of our band’s early evolution, and his upbeat, easy-going nature was inspiring and contagious.  Skip was just a fun guy to be around.  He will be greatly missed, but his spirit will forever be with us. 

8 comments

  • Rick Accordino

    Rick Accordino Tampa, FL

    So very sad to read this. Our favorite band, The Shoe's are one of the best power-pop bands to ever exist. Skip Meyer's involvement in the band's sound propelled them with energy that enabled the band to have the power- in power-pop. May you RIP my friend. Rick A.

    So very sad to read this. Our favorite band, The Shoe's are one of the best power-pop bands to ever exist. Skip Meyer's involvement in the band's sound propelled them with energy that enabled the band to have the power- in power-pop. May you RIP my friend.

    Rick A.

  • Jeff DeCuir

    Jeff DeCuir Texas

    Condolences to Shoes. May Skip's power-tom fills bang on forever.

    Condolences to Shoes. May Skip's power-tom fills bang on forever.

  • Fred Mills, Blurt Magazine

    Fred Mills, Blurt Magazine Raleigh, NC

    My heart and my thoughts go out to the Shoes and their extended family, and particularly Skip's family. As part of one of my favorite rock bands ever, he helped bring me so much musical joy, and I hope he knew in some small way how much he must have meant to Shoes fans everywhere. R.I.P.

    My heart and my thoughts go out to the Shoes and their extended family, and particularly Skip's family. As part of one of my favorite rock bands ever, he helped bring me so much musical joy, and I hope he knew in some small way how much he must have meant to Shoes fans everywhere. R.I.P.

  • Robb

    Robb Florida

    When I first heard/saw SHOES on MTV in the early rotation - the instant fan flag was raised. Skip was and always will be a member of SHOES in my fan book. Let's face it, fans don't get to see bands in promos until after they have banded together and then release themselves to the world as a band. When I first saw SHOES - Skip was one of the quartet - he was absent from Silhouette on, but not in the hearts and minds of SHOES fans, he will always be. Yes this is a sad day and he will be missed by his family, friends and fans alike - but we are all on the same end-game path. I personally don't ever need a reason to play my extensive catalog of SHOES music, but this certainly is a good excuse to crank up SHOES in honor of Skip - flick goes the lighter, light a candle for Skip - I hope he is back to playing, maybe even a few sets with Tommy Ramone . .

    When I first heard/saw SHOES on MTV in the early rotation - the instant fan flag was raised. Skip was and always will be a member of SHOES in my fan book. Let's face it, fans don't get to see bands in promos until after they have banded together and then release themselves to the world as a band. When I first saw SHOES - Skip was one of the quartet - he was absent from Silhouette on, but not in the hearts and minds of SHOES fans, he will always be. Yes this is a sad day and he will be missed by his family, friends and fans alike - but we are all on the same end-game path. I personally don't ever need a reason to play my extensive catalog of SHOES music, but this certainly is a good excuse to crank up SHOES in honor of Skip - flick goes the lighter, light a candle for Skip - I hope he is back to playing, maybe even a few sets with Tommy Ramone . .

  • Richard Vaughan

    Richard Vaughan Chicago

    Have walked this journey with Skip since 1970, was Best Man at my wedding. I truly loved Skip as a brother. I know I will see him on the other side of the curtain of life. Not yet my brother not yet. God Speed Skip. Rick

    Have walked this journey with Skip since 1970, was Best Man at my wedding. I truly loved Skip as a brother. I know I will see him on the other side of the curtain of life. Not yet my brother not yet. God Speed Skip.
    Rick

  • Leigh Ann

    Leigh Ann Los Angeles

    I only saw this today and wanted to add my condolences to Skip's family, friends and band mates.

    I only saw this today and wanted to add my condolences to Skip's family, friends and band mates.

  • Joe macbride

    Joe macbride mass.

    I was saddened at learning of the passing of Skip Meyer. He was the solid ,steady backbone of those early records. I've only just learned of this. My condolences. it's a terrible loss to music.

    I was saddened at learning of the passing of Skip Meyer. He was the solid ,steady backbone of those early records. I've only just learned of this. My condolences. it's a terrible loss to music.

  • Billybeat

    Billybeat Boulder, Colorado

    I am very sorry to hear about Skip's passing. The Shoes were at their finest with Skip on the traps. At almost 60, I am still playing the skins doing real rock and roll and I count Skip among some of the core drummers that I have patterned my playing after. I will miss him and remember him as I play on. Billybeat of the Corvairs, Defex, Dead Bubbles, et al.

    I am very sorry to hear about Skip's passing. The Shoes were at their finest with Skip on the traps. At almost 60, I am still playing the skins doing real rock and roll and I count Skip among some of the core drummers that I have patterned my playing after. I will miss him and remember him as I play on. Billybeat of the Corvairs, Defex, Dead Bubbles, et al.

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