Scott Dachroeden, a longtime guitar tech and photographer for Alice in Chains amongst different artists corresponding to Instrument and Rob Zombie, has died after a battle with most cancers.
A GoFundMe web page had been arrange for Dachroeden earlier this month as he battled stage 4 most cancers. Dachroeden was identified after he returned from a summer time tour with Alice in Chains, for whom he had been tenured for 14 years.
Dachroeden moved to the US from his native Australia over twenty years in the past with the hopes turning into a live performance photographer and dealing within the music business. He would discover success each as a photographer and guitar tech, working with Alice in Chains, in addition to Instrument, Rob Zombie, Halestorm, Bush, and plenty of extra.
“I used to be the annoying child with the digicam rising up. All people knew at the very least one,” Dachroeden advised Shoutout Atlanta in an interview final 12 months. “I shot my first present after I was 16 or 17 in Australia. I stood within the crowd and blasted the artist within the face with my excessive powered flash as a result of I didn’t know and higher, I aggravated him a lot he vocalized his reduction by the mic after I stopped. That artist was Billy Bragg.”
Lots of Dachroeden’s colleagues took to social media to share their ideas and reminiscences.
Alice in Chains singer-guitarist Jerry Cantrell posted the final photograph he’d taken of Dachroeden whereas enjoying a recreation of pool: “You captured so many nice moments over time my pal. This was the final one I snapped of you. Having a beer and amusing, enjoying a recreation of 4 ball with me and the fellas. Relaxation straightforward my brother.”
Shared Alice singer William DuVall on Instagram: “Your images are the first visible document of our band for the final 15 years. Once I look again at simply the pictures of yours that I’ve in my cellphone — actually 1000’s — all these reveals, all these adventures, it’s merely overwhelming. Our camp won’t ever be the identical. Your work, your love, kindness, and humor will stay perpetually. You’ll by no means be forgotten. Relaxation in peace, brother.”
Alice in Chains bassist Mike Inez, Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale, Bush’s Gavin Rossdale, Rob Zombie’s Piggy D have additionally posted tributes, which might be seen under.
Our ideas exit to Dachroeden household, mates, and colleagues within the business. Go to Dachroeden’s Instagram to view his archive of live performance pictures.