Thursday, May 11, 2017
Black Flag bassist Cel Revuelta, R.I.P.
Former Black Flag bassist Cel Revuelta passed away on May 3rd, 2017 from brain cancer. Revuelta did not appear on any official Black Flag records, replacing Kira Roessler for the band’s 1986 tour with guitarist Greg Ginn, singer Henry Rollins, and drummer Anthony Martinez and appearing in the Dave Markey 1991 documentary film Reality 86’d.
Revuelta returned in 2003 for a handful of Black Flag reunion shows with Ginn. Revuelta’s tenure with the band was captured by the bootleg Last Show album and on the Program: Annihilator compilation LP. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help pay for Revuelta’s medical expenses.