Re: IZZY STRADLIN DRUMMER CHARLIE QUINTANA DEAD AT 56
One of the more respected drummers in music, Charlie "Chalo" Quintana, died in Mexico this week (Mar. 13) at the age of 56. Born in El Paso, Texas, he played in the Los Angeles-based punk The Plugz in the late-70s through the mid-80s, did the first Izzy Stradlin solo album in 1992 and joined SoCal legends Social Distortion for a decade-long stint behind the kit.
Quintana was in demand due to a reputation for his reliability, backing such diverse artists as Bob Dylan, Cracker, Agent Orange and John Doe - just to name a few - at different times throughout his career. His passing was revealed via a post on his Facebook page which said he had moved to Mexico in recent years to take care of stray dogs.