Left to right: Michael Lachowski, Curtis Crowe, Vanessa Hay, Randy Bewley; photo courtesy of Pylon
Jordan Stepp, a/k/a Athens Music Junkie, is reporting via Twitter that Pylon guitarist Randy Bewley died shortly before 5pm today. (Now confirmed here.) Bewley had a heart attack while driving Monday in Georgia–his car drifted off the road and tipped over–and was rushed to the ICU, where “his family and bandmates were there by his side.” Last December, Rob Trucks interviewed both Bewley and bandmate Michael Lachowski via video chat. “We’re kind of back to where we started,” Bewley told Trucks about Pylon’s most recent reunion. “The first time it was for us. The second time it was kind of driven by external forces. Third time, just because we want to do it.” This is very sad.