Monday, 16 Oct 2017

APRA AMCOS was saddened to hear of the passing today of musician and music writer Iain Shedden.

Iain was a professional drummer, having started his first band, The Jolt, at age 17, he later toured the world drumming with The Saints. With his musician background giving him the insight to talk about it from the inside, Iain became a highly regarded music writer, known for his weekly 'Spin Doctor' column and astute interviews with Australia and the world's biggest artists. He held the role of music writer at The Australian for almost 20 years and was one of the most respected and most loved people in the music business.

APRA AMCOS Chief Executive Brett Cottle expressed his sadness:

"A longtime friend of APRA AMCOS, Iain was a genuine champion of Australian music, and he passionately supported independent artists. His presence will be missed at every concert and music event."

APRA Chair Jenny Morris added:

"Insightful, aware, open, clever, funny, sweet and a great writer and musician. That's how I will remember this lovely man."

Iain 'Sheddy' Shedden passed away at the age of 60. Our condolences go to his wife Christine and their children.

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