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RIP Mickie Jones

RIP Mickie JonesRock bassist Mickie Jones passed away Saturday, September 5th, 2009 after battling liver cancer. According to his family he died “peacefully and beautifully” in San Dimas, California.

From a brief bio on Blabbermouth.net: “Mickie performed on four Angel albums — ‘Angel’ (1975), ‘Helluva Band’ (1976), ‘On Earth As It Is In Heaven’ (1977) and ‘An Anthology’ (1992; compilation). He toured extensively with Angel in the United States for several years and took part in the band’s infamous Japanese tour. Before Angel, he played in the rock group Bux, which included guitarist Punky Meadows (Angel) and singer Ralph Morman (Joe Perry Project, Savoy Brown).

“Bux released one album on Capitol Records, ‘We Come To Play’, in 1976. Both Jones and Meadows were asked to join the New York Dolls but declined. After leaving Angel, Jones formed the L.A. band Empire (which also included L.A. Guns drummer Steve Riley), in which he handled lead vocals. Over the years, Mickie became interested in film production and later worked in the film industry.”

There has not been a press release for the service yet, but condolences can be sent to mickiejonesrip@aol.com.