Country songwriter, composer, and punk musician Tony Kinman has died following an extended battle with cancer. He was 63.
Kinman's brother and longtime bandmate Chip Kinman announced the news on Facebook Friday (May 4).
Born in 1956, Kinman was a founding member of bands like The Dils, Rank & File, Blackbird, and Cowboy Nation. The songwriter formed one of his earliest projects, the Dils, with his brother Chip in the late ’70s, and the band released a number of 7-inch singles throughout the era.