Chuck Ruff, the American rock drummer best known for his drum duet with Edgar Winter and THE EDGAR WINTER GROUP on the 1972 No. 1 hit instrumental “Frankenstein”, passed away in San Francisco, California on October 14 after a long illness.

In 1977, Ruff joined Sammy Hagar and performed on the albums “Street Machine” (1979) and “Danger Zone” (1979), including the song “Bad Reputation”, which is featured in the film “Fast Times At Ridgemont High”.

Commented Hagar: “I lost one of my old bandmates, Chuck Ruff, [on Friday]. Chuck was my drummer on ‘Danger Zone’ and ‘Street Machine’ and many many live tours together. I have only memories of great times and great music with Chuck.

“My condolences to his family, friends and loved ones.”

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