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In Memoriam: Neal Langford

In Memoriam: Neal Langford

Former Shins bassist Neal Langford has died at the age of 50. The cause of death is unclear, but foul play is not suspected. Shins frontman James Mercer shared the news on Instagram.

In Memoriam: Randy Meisner

In Memoriam: Randy Meisner

The Eagles have announced that founding bassist Randy Meisner has died from complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 77 years old.

In Memoriam: Brad Houser

In Memoriam: Brad Houser

We’re sad to report today that Brad Houser of Edie Brickell & New Bohemians has died after suffering a stroke. He was 62 years old.

In Memoriam: Randall Fullmer

In Memoriam: Randall Fullmer

Sad news to share today as we’ve learned that bass builder Randall Fullmer of Wyn Guitars has passed away. He was 73 years old.

In Memoriam: Mo Foster

In Memoriam: Mo Foster

Sad news to report today as British session legend Mo Foster has died. He was 78 years old. The bassist had been battling cancer.

In Memoriam: Robert Black

In Memoriam: Robert Black

Bassist Robert Black, who pushed for the evolution of bass music, has died from cancer. He was 67 years old. The news was shared by the contemporary classical music organization Bang on a Can.

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In Memoriam: Mark Adams

In Memoriam: Mark Adams

More sad news to share this week. Original Saint Vitus bassist Mark Adams has passed away. A cause has not been announced, though he had long battled Parkinson’s disease. He was 64 years old.

In Memoriam: Chas Newby

In Memoriam: Chas Newby

Chas Newby, one of the last former Beatles, has died at the age of 81. The news was shared with us by his son, Steve Newby, who called his father a great man and good bass player.

In Memoriam: Bill Lee

In Memoriam: Bill Lee

Jazz bassist Bill Lee has passed away at the age of 94. The news was confirmed by his son, film director Spike Lee.

In Memoriam: Algy Ward

In Memoriam: Algy Ward

Another punk and metal hero has left us as it’s been reported that Algy Ward has died. He was 63 years old. The bassist/vocalist’s former Tank bandmate Mick Tucker shared the news on Facebook.

In Memoriam: Andy Rourke

In Memoriam: Andy Rourke

The Smiths bassist Andy Rourke has passed away after a battle with cancer. He was 59 years old. Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr shared the sad news on social media.

In Memoriam: John Giblin

In Memoriam: John Giblin

Another bass great has left us. John Giblin, who worked with artists like Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel, has died after an illness. He was 71 years old.