Kennedy, 59, rode an SUV west on Interstate 40 on Thursday when he stepped onto the right-hand lane of the highway and collided with a tractor-trailer, which in turn collided with a pick-up, according to a report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
Kennedy, who did not wear a safety belt, died in the crash. No one else was killed or injured.
"The band will never be the same again, part of us is gone forever, we have all loved Mike and will miss him terribly." He was just like a good friend to us all as a drummer, and that was damn solid. hearts and prayers are with his family.
"The Lord now has him, rest in peace, my friend."