Longtime Doobie Brothers drummer Mike Hossack died at his home in Dubois, Wyoming, on Monday (Mar. 12) after a long battle with cancer. He was 65.
Hossack joined The Doobies back in 1971 and played on many of the band’s biggest songs, including ‘China Grove,’ ‘Listen to the Music,’ ‘Long Train Runnin’,’ ‘Rockin’ Down the Highway,’ and ‘Black Water.’ Hossack left the group in 1973 but rejoined the lineup when the Doobies reunited in the late 1980s. He continued playing with The Doobie Brothers until his health issues forced him off the road in 2010.
Hossack was known as “Big Mike” to his friends and is survived by his son, Mike Jr., and his daughter, Eric Rose Oliver. R.I.P. Big Mike, and thanks so much for the great music.