R.I.P. Molly Hatchet lead vocalist Phil McCormack (1960-2019)

R.I.P. Molly Hatchet lead vocalist Phil McCormack (1960-2019)

About a year and a half after Molly Hatchet founding member and lead guitarist Dave Hlubek died, it is now the turn of lead vocalist Phil McCormack who passed away reportedly due to a heart attack on April 26, 2019.

Wikipedia states the following about McCormack‘s arrival into the band (with slight edit):

“In April 1995, after continuing health problems, Danny Joe Brown had to once again leave the band and Phil McCormack (formerly of The Roaducks and Brown‘s 1992 stand-in) was brought back.

During the rest of the 1990s, the band’s line-up did not feature any of the members who had performed in Molly Hatchet prior to 1984. Bobby Ingram leased, then obtained in 2000, the trademark ownership to work with the name. At this point, the band consisted of vocalist Phil McCormack, guitarists Bobby Ingram and Bryan Bassett, returning keyboardist John Galvin, bassist Andy McKinney and drummer Mac Crawford.”

Phil McCormack’s studio album discography with Molly Hatchet:
1996 — Devil’s Canyon
1998 — Silent Reign of Heroes
2000 — Kingdom of XII
2005 — Warriors of The Rainbow Bridge
2008 — Southern Rock Masters
2010 — Justice
2012 — Regrinding The Axes

Molly Hatchet performing “Flirting’ With Disaster” at the Stevens Sausage Neuse River Amphitheater in Smithfield, North Carolina during the Stevens Sausage presents the Smithfield Ham & Yam Festival on May 4, 2012:

Molly Hatchet – Flirtin’ With Disaster – (Live 2012)

Performing at the Stevens Sausage Neuse River Amphitheater in Smithfield, North Carolina during the Stevens Sausage presents the Smithfield Ham & Yam Festival on Friday May 4, 2012. Molly Hatchet is a southern rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1975. They are known for their hit song “Flirtin’ with Disaster” from the album of the same title.