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In Memoriam: Martin Eric Ain

In Memoriam: Martin Eric Ain

Founding Celtic Frost bassist Martin Eric Ain has died from a heart attack. He was 50 years old. Born in the United States, Ain joined the Swiss extreme metal band Hellhammer in 1983. The group became deeply influential on black metal and is considered a pioneering band in death metal. They disbanded in 1984 with members founding another influential band:...

In Memoriam: Holger Czukay

In Memoriam: Holger Czukay

Holger Czukay, who co-founded and played bass in the experimental rock band Can, has died from unknown causes. He was 79 years old. Czukay was born in what is now Gda?sk, Poland in 1938. He worked at a radio repair shop where he became interested in electrical engineering and the sound of radio broadcasts. This led to an interest in...

In Memoriam: Todd Honeycutt

In Memoriam: Todd Honeycutt

Sad news to report today: Enfold Darkness bassist Todd Honeycutt has died by suicide. He was 30 years old. The band made the announcement on their Facebook page. “Our brother Todd, who performed on our latest album, has taken his own life,” the statement read. “I wish that we could give you a better sounding statement – we are all...

In Memoriam: Walter Becker

In Memoriam: Walter Becker

It’s another tough day in the music world. Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker has died at the age of 67. A cause of death was not announced. Fellow Steely Dan songwriter Donald Fagen paid tribute to him in a piece for Rolling Stone: “Walter Becker was my friend, my writing partner and my bandmate since we met as students at...

In Memoriam: David Zablidowsky

In Memoriam: David Zablidowsky

Sad news to report today: Adrenaline Mob bassist David Zablidowsky has died after the band’s touring RV was struck by a tractor trailer. He was 37 years old. The news was confirmed in part by Disturbed bassist John Moyer, who formerly played in Adrenaline Mob. “This talented, humble, sweet soul left us today way too soon,” he wrote on Facebook....

In Memoriam: Sal Cuevas

In Memoriam: Sal Cuevas

More sad news to report today: latin bass legend Salvador “Sal” Cuevas has passed away. He was 61 years old. Cuevas was born and raised in New York City to Puerto Rican parents, as such identifying himself as a “Newyorican”. The city’s musical and cultural blend was a big influence on his musical start in middle school. “Being from New...

In Memoriam: Cel Revuelta

In Memoriam: Cel Revuelta

Former Black Flag bassist Cel Revuelta has passed away after fighting brain cancer. The news was shared on a GoFundMe page that was set up to assist with his medical bills. “Today we lost a wonderful person, our hearts are broken Cel passed away this morning Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017,” Adriana Martinez shared. “He was surrounded by his immediate family....

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In Memoriam: Kevin Garcia

In Memoriam: Kevin Garcia

Kevin Garcia, who laid down the low end for indie rock outfit Grandaddy, has passed away after suffering a stroke. He was 41 years old. The news was announced by the band on their Facebook page. “There are no accurate words to express what we need to,” the band wrote. “We are absolutely shattered to say that we lost our...

In Memoriam: Kerry Turman

In Memoriam: Kerry Turman

Longtime Temptations bassist Kerry Turman passed away April 23rd from what are believed to be natural causes. He was 59 years old. The classic soul band announced the news on their Facebook page. “The Temptations lost a dear member of our family, as bass player Kerry Turman has passed away,” they wrote. “Rest In Peace, much love, much respect.” Hailing...

In Memoriam: Banner Thomas

In Memoriam: Banner Thomas

Former Molly Hatchet bassist Banner Thomas has passed away from a heart attack. The news was shared by the band on their Facebook page. “Molly Hatchet bassist, Banner Thomas passed away this morning,” they wrote. “From 1978 – 1983, Banner played on the first four MH albums, including the hit Flirtin’ With Disaster. He left the band and was replaced...