Rich Priske is confirmed dead at the age of 52.
Rich was best known as a Canadian bassist.
Death was likely due to heart attack.
Rich "Rock" Priske
Background information
Also known asRich Rock
BornAugust 28, 1967
OriginVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
DiedJuly 11, 2020 (aged 52)
InstrumentsBass guitar, keyboards
Associated actsMatthew Good, DSK, Bif Naked, Real McKenzies Jon Bos Band
Rich "Rock" Priske (born August 29, 1967 – died July 11, 2020) was a Canadian bassist born in Vancouver, British Columbia. He had long been active in the B.C. music scene, and played bass and/or written songs for Art Bergmann, DSK, ShoCore, Chrome Dog, Bif Naked and Real McKenzies, and others. Priske was most widely known for playing bass guitar and keyboards in the Canadian band Matthew Good Band from 1998 to 2002. After the band's dissolution in 2002, he kept playing with Matthew Good until the end of the In a Coma tour in the fall of 2005. Rich is one of the subjects of the Real McKenzies biography written by Chris Walter (GFY Press). Later in life, he lived in Kelowna and played in the Jon Bos Band and Florida Man.
1 Writing
2 Film Work
3 Death
4 Discography
5 References
6 External links
Priske was an avid writer, contributing to weblogs as a "citizen journalist" for, and others. He contributed many technical and instructional articles to magazines such as CM (Canadian Musician). Priske also wrote for Wine Trails, and other wine-industry publications. Rich had a long history with the web, and was an early adopter of what is now known as "web logging" or "blogging", beginning with his popular "Notes From The Road" feature on the now defunct Matthew Good Band website, circa 2001. He kept a blog on Blogger, but updated it rarely.
Film Work
Rich was also involved in BC's thriving film and theatre industry, on stage and both in front of and behind the camera. As well as appearing in many music videos, Rich had bit parts in films like Red Scorpion 2, and Hard Core Logo, and appeared on stage in productions of Cabaret and You Can't Take It with You. Behind the scenes, Rich was active in the Art Department, earning an Emmy nomination for 2008's "Tinman".
On July 11, 2020, Priske died of a heart attack.
with Matthew Good Band:
Beautiful Midnight
Loser Anthems
The Audio of Being
with Matthew Good:
White Light Rock & Roll Review
In a Coma
with DSK:
with Bif Naked:
Bif Naked
Essentially Naked (greatest hits compilation)
with Real McKenzies:
Real McKenzies
Clash of the Tartans'
with ShoCore:
untitled release (2007)
with Brooke Nolan:
self-titled EP
with The Town Pants:
Weight of Words
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