In Memoriam: Jason Slater

Jason Slater

More sad news to share today: Jason Slater, who helped form Third Eye Blind, has passed away from liver failure. He was 49 years old. His daughter Alyssa confirmed the news.

Slater co-founded Third Eye Blind in 1993 and recorded on their first demo that year. He would, however, leave the band the next year, three years shy of their breakthrough debut album.

After his departure, Slater became a producer, working with bands including Interstate ’76, Sonic Jihad, and more. He produced four albums for Queensryche including Operation Mindcrime II, American Soldier, Dedicated to Chaos, and Frequency Unknown.

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Jason Slater.

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