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Mike Conley found dead

God I hate writing these, but this one is among the worst. Mike Conley, singer of M.I.A. who were among the many old punk bands I grew up loving, was found dead here in Chicago yesterday. What’s worse is it appears he was murdered. There is a story about it on the Daily Pilot.

I interviewed M.I.A. in 1987 here in Chicago, and I remember Mike being very friendly. I hope they find out whoever it was who did this and that person gets what is coming to them. There isn’t a punishment severe enough to make up for someone robbing the world of someone who brought us some amazing punk rock. He will be missed and my condolences go out to his friends and family.

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