Dave Rosser, Guitarist for The Afghan Whigs, Dies at 50

The Afghan Whigs | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo |

After a long battle with inoperable colon cancer, guitarist Dave Rosser of the Afghan Whigs passed away last night at age 50.

Following a 16-year hiatus, the Afghan Whigs reformed in 2014 and released their album Do to the Beast with the new addition of Rosser in the lineup, who stayed with the group through the release of this year’s In Spades and had planned to join them for a few dates on the road during the album’s supporting tour, health permitting. The group is set to bring the tour to Union Transfer in September. Late October, the Whigs announced that Rosser was battling cancer and played two benefit shows in December to help lessen the guitarist’s medical bills. Continue reading →