Randy Miller

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Randall J. "Randy" Miller (February 9, 1971 – November 5, 2010) was an American musician and drummer for the Seattle-based band, The Myriad.[1]

Miller was born in Long Beach, California in 1971 to Jack and Jayne Miller.[1] He moved to Redding, California, in 1985 with his family.[1] Miller graduated from Central Valley High School in Redding in 1989.[1] He initially owned and operated Metolius Construction, a concrete business, with business partner, Tommy Carlson, before leaving to join The Myriad in 2006.[1][2]

The Myriad, which included Miller as drummer and lead vocalist Jeremy Edwardson, who was also a 1997 alumae of Central Valley High School, rose to success after winning MTV's Dew Circuit Breakout Band of the Year in December 2007.[1] Their 2008 second album, With Arrows, With Poise, was released shortly afterward after being mastered at Abbey Road Studios.[1]

Miller was diagnosed with mesenchymal chondrosarcoma, a form of bone cancer, in 2008, the same year that With Arrows, With Poise was released.[1] He underwent treatments, including chemotherapy,[1] and his condition improved enough that he was able to tour with The Myriad during the autumn of 2009.[1]


Randy Miller died at his home in Redding, California, on November 5, 2010, at the age of 39.[1] He is survived by his wife, Kristyn Miller and their two children.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l O'Neill, Janet (November 10, 2010). "Myriad band member dies of cancer". Redding Record Searchlight. Retrieved 2010-11-20. 
  2. ^ "Drummer with The Myriad dies aged 39". Cross Rhythms. November 9, 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-20.