Today is an extremely sad day for all us Falling in Reverse fans and those that knew Derek Jones personally.
On social media Falling in Reverse lead vocalist, Ronnie Radke, posted online revealing that his band mate & friend, Derek Jones, had passed away.
I’ll never forget when you picked me up from jail In Your old tour van to start falling in reverse. Your spirit will be interwoven through the music I write forever. Rest In Peace Derek Jones. My heart is broken. pic.twitter.com/6ugnm1MmTm— RonnieRadke (@RonnieRadke) April 21, 2020
f = former
It is currently not yet publicly known as to how the guitarist has died and we ask that any of our readers respect the families & the bands privacy during this difficult time.
Derek Jones was a founding member of Falling in Reverse which formed in 2008 by Ronnie Radke who recruited Jones and, Jacky Vincent (F), Ryan Seaman(F), and Mika Horiuchi(F) whilst he was in Prison until his release in 2010.
Prior to Falling in Reverse, Derek Jones was a member of A Smile From The Trenches since 2007. They released their self titled EP the same year and was also invited to the Vans Warped Tour. They went onto release their first studio album in 2009 "Leaving the Gambling for Vegas" which featured a cover song of Lady Gaga's Bad Romance.
A Smile From The Trenches split shortly after Derek Jones left to fulfil his commitment to Falling in Reverse of which he remained in the band from 2008 - 2020 but did not release their first album until Ronnie's release in 2010 which was titled "The Drug In Me Is You" and signed with Epitaph Records.
Raised By Wolves - From "The Drug In Me Is You" album
We at Rock Lifestyle UK send our condolences to both the family & band mates of Derek Jones.
This article will be updated.
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