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.
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.
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.
Bass amp designer Rick Jones has passed away after a heart attack at the age of 75. The news was shared by his company, Acoustic Image.
Bassist John Regan, who performed with artists including Peter Frampton and Ace Frehley, has passed away at the age of 71. The news was shared in part by Frampton on Facebook, who remembered Regan as a dear friend.
Sad news to report as Gentle Giant bassist Ray Shulman has passed away after a long illness. He was 73 years old. The news was shared by his brother Derek on Facebook.
Nashville session bassist Michael Rhodes has passed away of undisclosed causes. He was 69 years old. Guitarist Joe Bonamassa posted the news.
Steve Mackey, who played bass for the Britpop band Pulp, has passed away after a prolonged illness. He was 56 years old. The news was shared by his wife, Katie Grand, on Mackey’s Instagram page.
Sad news to report today as bassist Phil Spalding has died of undisclosed causes. He was 65 years old.
Sad news to report as Van Conner, co-founder and bassist of Screaming Trees, has passed away after a long illness. He was 55 years old. His brother and bandmate Gary Lee shared the news on Facebook.
It’s the end of another year and another time for reflection. Lots of incredible music was made, but 2022 saw the loss of session legends, trailblazing luthiers, rock icons, and jazz pioneers. Join us as we remember them.
Bassist Rick Anderson, who co-founded San Francisco rock outfit The Tubes, has passed away of undisclosed causes. He was 75 years old. The band announced his death on social media.