Bruce Roehrs passed away peacefully in his home.
There will be a memorial. As soon as we know more we will let you know.
If you’d like to contribute any memories of Bruce, please get in touch: mrr@ maximumrocknroll.com
We will miss him and can hardly imagine MRR without him. Play Agnostic Front “Victim in Pain” as loud as you can — and see you fucks at the bar.
My favorite Bruce Roehrs review in MRR was of a United Blood 7-inch. He referred to the record as "the fuckin' HAMMER!" What does that mean? Does it matter? Nope. One of my favorite people to see at shows, and was very gracious and supportive of P.U.N.K. zine when we brought it back ten years ago.
Every spoiled, jaded fool in the back of the club could stand to gain some perspective from Bruce and his undying enthusiasm. Our music scene has lost a true friend and supporter. RIP. See you in hell, see you at the bar.