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  • In Memoriam: Larry Sims

    In Memoriam: Larry Sims

    Bassist/vocalist Larry Sims, who was an original member of Loggins & Messina, has passed away of undisclosed causes. Bandleader Jim Messina broke the news on his Facebook page. “I was awakened this morning with a phone call that Larry Sims has passed away. As most of you know Larry was the original bass player and... »

  • In Memoriam: Paul “Cuzo” Mancuso

    In Memoriam: Paul “Cuzo” Mancuso

    Paul “Cuzo” Mancuso of the Canadian Celtic punk band The Mahones has passed away. The cause of death has not been announced. Mancuso was with the band off and on since 2012 and played on their albums Angels & Devils and A Great Night On The Lash: Live in Italy. Prior to his time in... »

  • In Memoriam: Rick Rosas

    In Memoriam: Rick Rosas

    Another great bassist has left us. Rick Rosas, who served as longtime bassist for Neil Young, has passed away at the age of 65. The cause of death has not been released. Affectionately known as “Rick the Bass Player,” Rosas got his musical start in an instrumental surf band called Mark & The Escorts in... »

  • In Memoriam: Jack Bruce

    In Memoriam: Jack Bruce

    We have lost one of the titans of music and bass. Jack Bruce has passed away at the age of 71, reportedly of liver disease. According to BBC, Bruce’s publicist has confirmed the news, and the family has issued this statement on the bass legend’s official website: “It is with great sadness that we, Jack’s... »

  • In Memoriam: John Gustafson

    In Memoriam: John Gustafson

    Bassist John Gustafson, who spent time in the Ian Gillan Band and Roxy Music, has passed away of undisclosed causes. He was 72. Gustafson was born in Liverpool and started his early career in the late ’50s and early ’60s. His first group was one of the UK’s first rock trios called The Big Three,... »

  • In Memoriam: Glenn Cornick

    In Memoriam: Glenn Cornick

    Glenn Cornick, the original bassist for Jethro Tull, passed away on August 29th, reportedly of congestive heart failure. He was 67. Cornick appeared on Jethro Tull’s first three albums, This Was (1968), Stand Up (1969) and Benefit (1970). He left the group during the early recording sessions for Aqualung. Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson broke... »

  • In Memoriam: Tim “Rawbiz” Williams

    In Memoriam: Tim “Rawbiz” Williams

    Tim “Rawbiz” Williams, who played with artists from Toni Braxton to Suicidal Tendencies, has passed away. Suicidal Tendencies announced the new on their Facebook page. “It’s with complete sadness that we have to announce the passing of bassists Tim “Rawbiz” Williams,” the band wrote. “Tim played bass for Suicidal Tendencies for almost four years until... »

  • In Memoriam: Billy Rath

    In Memoriam: Billy Rath

    Billy Rath, bassist for classic punk band Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers, has passed away after a long illness. He was 66. Rath joined the New York-based Heartbreakers in 1976, replacing original bassist Richard Hell. He was featured on the band’s only studio album, L.A.M.F, which caught the attention of the Sex Pistols. The band... »

  • In Memoriam: Charlie Haden

    In Memoriam: Charlie Haden

    American jazz bassist Charlie Haden, who made waves with artists like free jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman and pianist Keith Jarrett, has passed away after a prolonged illness, according to a statement from ECM Records. He was 76. Born in Shenandoah, Iowa in 1937, Haden was raised on a farm and started on bass at an... »

  • In Memoriam: Randy Coven

    In Memoriam: Randy Coven

    Rock bassist Randy Coven, who toured and recorded with artists including Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai, passed away on May 20th of undisclosed causes. He was 54. Born in Great Neck, New York, Coven was introduced to music at a young age. His parents fostered his love of music by taking him to the Beatles... »