It’s not yet confirmed, but Rocks Off, a Houston-area music blog, is reporting that longtime Willie Nelson drummer Paul English has suffered a stroke. The site’s source is said to be reliable, but Willie’s publicist hasn’t confirmed or denied English’s condition. The drummer started with Willie way the hell back in 1955, when country music was still cool, or more authentic, or at least not entirely fucked-up boring. According to the almighty Wikipedia, English was also the strong-arm, asskicking collection agent for the band in those early days. Here’s hoping he can beat the bollocks off this thing too.
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