On Saturday we shared the sad news that Primus drummer
"Herb" Alexander suffered a heart attack. Herb will undergo open heart surgery
and his family has asked that fans send their support Alexander's way.
[Photo by Kenny Pusey]
"Some time during the hours of 7:30 am to 12:30 pm (pacific time) tomorrow, July 21st,
heart will be stopped for his open heart surgery. The heart is like a drum and we need to
help keep it going, so during this time we ask you to please help carry that beat. Whether
it be drums, percussion or even in your head, we would like to start a global drum circle
send positive, healing energy to Tim. Any and all prayer, healing words and thoughts at
time would also be greatly appreciated. Follow and send any caring, healing words to
#carrythebeat on Twitter (@TimAlexander or @Primus). Thank you," reads the note from
We urge all our readers to participate and send notes of support to Alexander on Twitter
using the hashtag "#carrythebeat."
[Published on: 7/21/14]