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Bad Brains Guitarist Dr. Know on Life Support

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    Guitarist Gary "Dr. Know" Miller of Bad Brains performs onstage at the Virgin Festival by Virgin Mobile 2007 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore Aug. 5, 2007. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)

    Legendary guitarist Gary "Dr. Know" Miller of the highly influential D.C. band Bad Brains is hospitalized on life support, according to social media posts.

    Rolling Stone contributor Greg Tate reported the news on Facebook Sunday, citing guitarist Jimi Hazel of the band 24-7 Spy.

     

    Just saw this troubling note from Jimi Hazel about Dr Know of The Bad Brains: ''FB Fam. Please join me in sending...

    Posted by Greg Tate on Sunday, November 1, 2015

    Bad Brains posted this Tuesday:

    Dr. Know formed Bad Brains with singer Paul "H.R." Hudson, bassist Darryl Jenifer and drummer Earl Hudson in the late 1970s, and it became one of the most popular hardcore bands of the 1980s, blending punk and reggae and later leaning toward metal.

     

    The Bad Brains family ask that you please keep Gary (Dr. Know) Miller in your thoughts and prayers. The family...

    Posted by Bad Brains on Tuesday, November 3, 2015

    The band's most recent album, "Into the Future," was released in 2012.