We lost one of the original bassists of rock and roll this week with the passing of Al Rex. He was 91 years old.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sad news to report: Latin bass icon Andy González has passed away. The news was announced by his sister, Eileen González-Altomari, on Facebook.
Very sad news to report today: Adam Schlesinger has passed away from coronavirus complications. He was 52 years old.
Bass builder Mike Lull has passed away at the age of 65. A cause of death was not announced. The news was shared on the Mike Lull Custom Guitars Facebook page.
Former D.R.I. bassist Josh Pappe has passed away from undisclosed causes. He was 53 years old. The news was shared by his former bandmate Spike Cassidy on Facebook.
Sad news to report today: bassist Joe Payne has passed away from undisclosed causes. He was 35 years old. Payne was known for his technical ability in the death metal scene. He joined Nile in 2005 when he was 19 years old.
At the end of each year, we take a look back at all the best it had to offer. We also take a moment to remember all the bassists who left us. Each one of them helped to shape the musical world, from pop to jazz to black metal. They may be gone, but their music will always live on.
Elijah Nelson of Seattle death metal band Black Breath has passed away of undisclosed causes. He was 40 years old.