Scott Dachroeden, a longtime guitar tech and photographer for Alice in Chains amongst different artists similar 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 season tour with Alice in Chains, for whom he had been tenured for 14 years.
Dachroeden moved to the US from his native Australia over 20 years in the past with the hopes turning into a live performance photographer and dealing within the music trade. 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 digital camera rising up. All people knew a minimum of one,” Dachroeden informed 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 irritated him a lot he vocalized his reduction by means of the mic after I stopped. That artist was Billy Bragg.”
A lot 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 taking part in a sport of pool: “You captured so many nice moments over time my good friend. This was the final one I snapped of you. Having a beer and amusing, taking part in a sport of 4 ball with me and the fellas. Relaxation simple my brother.”
Shared Alice singer William DuVall on Instagram: “Your images are the first visible report 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 hundreds — 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 reside endlessly. 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 will be seen under.
Our ideas exit to Dachroeden household, mates, and colleagues within the trade. Go to Dachroeden’s Instagram to view his archive of live performance pictures.