CONVERGE Drummer Ben Koller Broke His Arm; Crowdfunding Started
Ben Koller is an all-around good dude, drumming for the likes of Converge, Mutoid Man and All Pigs Must Die – he's as close to Animal from The Muppets that this scene has.
Unfortunately, Ben broke his elbow earlier this week, and being a drummer – that means he will be out of work for months, unable to play or record music. Those are the ways this dude makes his cash. Koller's bandmate Stephen Brodsky set up a GoFundMe to see if fans can help Ben recover without worry about financials.
Stephen included this message:
On Wednesday December 12th, our friend and legendary drummer Ben Koller (Converge, Mutoid Man, All Pigs Must Die, Killer Be Killed) had a freak accident that resulted in a broken elbow. His injury required immediate surgery with an extended recovery period before he’s able to start physical therapy, and ultimately a long road before he is able to be behind the kit again. The accruing medical bills – as well as the impending loss of steady income through touring, writing and recording – is a massive hit to him, his wife, and their children. Please consider making a donation to help our friend through this difficult time. Any amount helps.
As of this writing, the fundraiser had reached nearly $22,000 of its $25,000 goal, so the scene love is strong for Ben.
Fans and friends who have the means to contribute can do so here.