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In Memoriam: Vern Rumsey

In Memoriam: Vern Rumsey

Unwound bassist Vern Rumsey has passed away from undisclosed causes. He was 47 years old. Rumsey co-founded the influential post-hardcore band in 1991.

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In Memoriam: Cleveland Eaton

In Memoriam: Cleveland Eaton

Cleveland Eaton, who played with jazz greats from Ella Fitzgerald to Count Basie, has passed away after a months-long illness. He was 80 years old.

In Memoriam: Steve Helgeson

In Memoriam: Steve Helgeson

Sad news to share today: luthier Steve Helgeson of Moonstone Guitars has passed away after a long bout with cancer. Bass legend Leland Sklar shared the news on his Facebook page.

In Memoriam: Steve Priest

In Memoriam: Steve Priest

Steve Priest, who co-founded the glam rock band Sweet, has passed away at the age of 72. The news was shared by his bandmate Andy Scott on social media.

In Memoriam: Josef Bansuelo

In Memoriam: Josef Bansuelo

Sad news to report: former 7Seconds bassist Josef Bansuelo has passed away from cancer. He was 63 years old. The news was confirmed by his former bandmate, Kevin Seconds, on Facebook.

In Memoriam: Al Rex

In Memoriam: Al Rex

We lost one of the original bassists of rock and roll this week with the passing of Al Rex. He was 91 years old.

In Memoriam: John McKenzie

In Memoriam: John McKenzie

John McKenzie, who played with a wide range of artists, has passed away from undisclosed causes. He was 64 years old. Record producer John Reynolds shared the news on social media.

In Memoriam: Henry Grimes

In Memoriam: Henry Grimes

We’re sad to report the passing of another legendary musician. Jazz and avant-garde bassist Henry Grimes has passed away of COVID-19 complications. He was 84 years old.

In Memoriam: Matthew Seligman

In Memoriam: Matthew Seligman

Matthew Seligman, who worked with artists like David Bowie and Thomas Dolby, has passed away from COVID-19. He was 64 years old. Dolby relayed the news through Seligman’s friend Kevin Armstrong on Facebook.

In Memoriam: Jymie Merritt

In Memoriam: Jymie Merritt

More sad news to report as another jazz legend has passed. Jymie Merritt, who played on some of the genre’s most influential records, died April 10th at the age of 93.

In Memoriam: Andy González

In Memoriam: Andy González

Sad news to report: Latin bass icon Andy González has passed away. The news was announced by his sister, Eileen González-Altomari, on Facebook.

In Memoriam: Adam Schlesinger

In Memoriam: Adam Schlesinger

Very sad news to report today: Adam Schlesinger has passed away from coronavirus complications. He was 52 years old.