Brian St. Clair has strong Chicago ties, having served for the last 14 years as drummer in Local H, and before that he sat behind the kit for local legends Triple Fast Action and the groundbreaking hardcore group Rights Of The Accused. Though he lives in Michigan now, he maintains his Chicago band ties through his tour management and production company, Tour Time Productions, working with acts including Cheap Trick and Liz Phair. He also manages to be one of the nicest, kindest people this writer has ever had the fortune to meet in the world that is rock and/or roll. So it's with great sadness we report that St. Clair was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer.
In a statement he shared with Chicagoist, St. Clair says, “I’m only 45 so this was a huge wake up call for me. I’m hoping to raise awareness that it’s not just men in their 60s and beyond who are being diagnosed with this. I’m proof that even a younger man that is fit, active, and eats right can be stricken by this disease.”
St. Clair will be undergoing treatment at Detroit's Karmanos Cancer Institute. St. Clair's statement continues, "“Staying positive and healthy living are both a major part of my plan. This cancer is a serious diagnosis, but I’ve got a lot more to accomplish both on and off the road.”
Excerpt: Jim Kopeny, The Chicagoist