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In Memoriam: Arthur Maia

In Memoriam: Arthur Maia

Brazilian bass great Arthur Maia has passed away after suffering a heart attack. He was 56 years old.

In Memoriam: Joe Osborn

In Memoriam: Joe Osborn

Very sad news to report today: bass legend Joe Osborn has passed away. He was 81 years old. His son, Darren, made a statement on behalf of his family on social media.

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In Memoriam: Lucas Starr

In Memoriam: Lucas Starr

Former Oh, Sleeper bassist Lucas Starr has passed away from colon cancer. He was 34 years old.

In Memoriam: Josh Fauver

In Memoriam: Josh Fauver

Former Deerhunter bassist Josh Fauver has passed away at the age of 39. A cause of death was not reported, but a band representative confirmed the sad news. Fauver first joined the Atlanta-based indie rock band in 2004 after founding bassist Justin Bosworth died. He recorded on their debut self-titled album that same year and ultimately played on six releases...

In Memoriam: George Hawkins, Jr.

In Memoriam: George Hawkins, Jr.

Sad news to report today: George Hawkins, Jr. has passed away after battling cancer for the past year. The bassist and vocalist was a seasoned member of the music community and worked with artists ranging from Jimmy Reed to Roger Waters to Michael McDonald, who shared his grief on Facebook. “Today I’m wrestling with the sad news that one of...

In Memoriam: Max Bennett

In Memoriam: Max Bennett

Sad news to report today: session bass legend Max Bennett, who worked with artists ranging from Ella Fitzgerald to The Beach Boys to Frank Zappa, has passed away. He was 90 years old. Bennett grew up between Kansas City and Oskaloosa, Iowa. He had his first professional gig with Herbie Fields in 1949, after which he served in the Korean...

In Memoriam: Garry Lowe

In Memoriam: Garry Lowe

Bassist Garry Lowe, who played in Canada’s rock/reggae band Big Sugar, has passed way after a two year battle with cancer. He was 65 years old. The new was shared by Gordie and Alex Johnson on the Big Sugar Facebook page. “We lost our dear brother and sweet friend Garry this morning,” they wrote. “He was my greatest musical collaborator,...

In Memoriam: Richard Swift

In Memoriam: Richard Swift

More sad news today: Richard Swift, who toured with The Black Keys as their bassist, has passed away. He was 41 years old. Born in California to a musical family, Swift was a multi-instrumentalist and self-starter who began by experimenting with four-track cassette recorders. He launched a solo career in the early 2000s and quickly became a producer. He joined...

In Memoriam: Alan Longmuir

In Memoriam: Alan Longmuir

More sad news this week: Bay City Rollers founding bassist Alan Longmuir has passed away after a short illness. He was 70 years old. The news was announced by his family on Twitter. “We are devastated to share the news that Alan has passed away peacefully surrounded by family. He was an extraordinary man with an extraordinary heart. He brought...

In Memoriam: Steve Soto

In Memoriam: Steve Soto

Sad news to report today: punk rock mainstay Steve Soto has passed away. The Adolescents and Agent Orange bassist was 54 years old. A cause of death has not been announced. Bandmate Tony Reflex shared the news via Twitter. “With heavy heart I share the passing of Steve Soto, my friend and bandmate since 1979,” he wrote. “I don’t know...