Butch Walker and his family have fallen victim to the wildfires spread by the Santa Ana winds across Malibu, Calif. On November 24 a family friend was forced to evacuate the singer, songwriter and producer's Malibu home, which was being rented from Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, due to the rapidly spreading fire. Walker was in New York City at the time on tour.
"I had just consolidated my entire recording studio and house from Atlanta into the one house in Malibu," says Walker. "I lost everything I've ever owned. Every master of every song I've ever recorded, every piece of recording equipment, guitars, drums and things I've collected over the years—cars, motorcycles, every family memorial, heirloom, picture, and document we ever had—gone. I feel like I finally know the difference between 'going back' and 'going home.'"
Walker and his family request privacy during this painful time. For any questions, please contact Crush Management at 212/334-4446.