Steve Riley Of W.A.S.P. And L.A. Guns Dead At 67


After battling a severe case of pneumonia for several weeks, former L.A. Guns and W.A.S.P. drummer, Steve Riley has died. He was 67.

Former bandmate Blackie Lawless was devastated and posted on Facebook that his wife Mary Louise and son Cole were by his side in his final moments.

Lawless wrote: “Steve spent the past five decades building up a rich music legacy, touring the world countless times, selling millions of records, sharing the stage with incredible bandmates and bringing joy to fans across the globe. His style was unmatched, influenced by the greats like Buddy Rich, Ginger Baker and John Bonham, and his passion for the craft was evident until the very end.”

He continued by saying, “Steve’s greatest legacy was his role as a loving husband and caring father. God Speed, Steve Riley.”