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Remembering Pepsi Tate

Tigertailz bassist Pepsi Tate died yesterday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. While Tigertailz never reached major star status in the American Glam Metal community, they were fairly well known in their native U.K. Anyone who is a fan of the band knows that Pepsi Tate was Tigertailz.

They had the biggest hair of any Glam band, this side of Nitro. Crunchy guitars and big vocals are a Tigertailz trademark.

The band just released Thrill Pistol, a comeback of sorts. Their most famous release is Bezerk, which features the song "Love Bomb Baby."

Here's the video for "Love Bomb Baby."

How much longer before we find a cure for cancer?

***Suggested reading: Thrill Pistol (Interview with Tigertailz drummer Matt Blakout, July 2, 2007).


Reader Comments (8)

Cancer - You think we would have beaten this one by now. :/
I was hoping he would be able to beat it.
September 19, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMetal Mark
This is really sad news...Pepsi Tate, R.I.P.
September 19, 2007 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
I remember that they were supposed to play at Rocklahoma. I wish they had so I would have gotten to see them with Pepsi. This is very sad news.
September 19, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRachel
i will be going to the rememberance service at the point if cardiff later. RIP Pepsi!
September 27, 2007 | Unregistered Commenteriheartglam
wow tat is sad
he had my middle name lol
dyan tate
February 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDirtyPistolero
Just found your site through Glamnation.
Pepsi was a top bloke - it was so sad - i met him when the original line up played in Scotland - they had just released 'young and crazy' i was a 15 year old kid and was hangin about outside the venue - Pepsi took us inside as it was damn cold - he got us our records signed etc and posed for some pics and a few drinks to get us ready for the gig.
Sad loss - i listen to tailz quite a bit and i allways remember.
February 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRed6ixx
I have tortured various friends w/ the "Young and Crazy" album for 20 years...I almost had "Fall in love again" as my wedding song... I didnt know Pepsi, but I loved hi s image, writing ability, and unbelievable Kerrang stuff....You will be missed..
March 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbuzz

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