JFA drummer Mike “Bam-Bam” Sversvold has died

Mike “Bam-Bam” Sversvold, original drummer for Phoenix hardcore/skate punk vets JFA, has passed away. The band broke the sad news by posting the above picture and writing: “Rest in peace Michael ‘Bam-Bam’ Sversvold, the best dang 80s Skate Rock drummer, bar none. Seen here cruising some outer Phoenix banks in combat boots after JFA practice, circa 1983.” No cause of death has been given, but Mike had dealt with a variety of health problems that led him to stop drumming in 2020. He told Phoenix New Times that year, “I need to get my health together for a while. I’ve got really bad arthritis, and I have vertigo. I blacked out last summer and fell onto some gravel. I woke up with second-degree burns. I walk with a cane now. I do plan to get up and pla...

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