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Former Black Flag Bassist Kira Roessler Wins Academy Award


Former Black Flag bassist Kira Roessler is an Academy Award winner! As a member of the crew on Mad Max: Fury Road, Roessler won the Oscar with her team for Best Sound Editing.

Kira Roessler made history with the legendary punk band by becoming Black Flag’s first and only female member in 1983. She played bass during the Henry Rollins years, appearing on four full-length albums, two live albums and two EPs.

Her first record with Black Flag was Family Man, one of the band’s most polarizing and progressive records, remembered as much for its jazz and experimental metal overtones as its controversial album art. She would go on to play bass and occasionally sing on Slip It In, Loose Nut and In My Head before leaving the group in 1985.

The 2016 Oscar isn’t Roessler’s first major award. She’s actually won multiple Emmys as well. Her first came in 2008 for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special for her work on John Adams; while her second Emmy was awarded for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series thanks to her contributions to Game of Thrones.

Congratulations to Kira Roessler and her entire team of sound editors for their Academy Award win last night! Roessler still performs live to this day as a part of the duel-bass guitar duo Dos.

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