Acclaimed singer Gregg Analla (SLAVIOR, SEVENTHSIGN, TRIBE OF GYPSIES) was killed Thursday afternoon (January 4) when he lost control of his motorcycle and struck a curb in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He thrown from the bike after hitting the center median and was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Officer Simon Drobik, a spokesman for the Albuquerque Police Department, told the Albuquerque Journal that Analla "was wearing a helmet at the time" of the accident, which occurred south on Unser just north of Montano NW.
Analla, a descendant of the Isleta Pueblo Indian tribe, was most recently involved with legendary guitarist George Lynch's "Shadow Train" project which released a two-CD set in July 2015 via Rat Pak Records. Songs on the disc were also featured in Lynch's movie "Shadow Nation", a thought-provoking documentary that explores the trials and tribulations that face Native American Indians in our world today.
In a 2013 interview with Metal Assault, Lynch stated about Analla: "He's 100 percent Pueblo Indian. He's a curator at the Indian Pueblo Center in Albuquerque, and he's just a really talented guy. He's an artist, a sculptor, a speaker and all these kinds of things. So he's very knowledgeable about native culture and history and things lie that. And he's an insanely good singer. He's been in a lot of bands, bands that should have, could have, would have but didn't in the '90s [laughs], but people know who is. He's played with a lot of great people."