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Legendary Bassist Jack Bruce Has Passed Away (10/25/2014)

With great levels of musical sadness I must share the news that the legendary bassist of the band Cream, Mr. Jack Bruce has passed away at age 71. The news broke earlier today and has really hit the music scene hard.

Photo - Jack Bruce - 2014

To say that Jack Bruce was an influential musician to scores of bassists and even guitarists would be an understatement. Over the years of my own musical interests, I found the contributions that Cream gave to the world super inspiring and just solid not only in terms of the drumming of Ginger Baker but with the powerful and smooth backbone that was the bass work of Mr. Bruce. He truly could drive the music forward with his skills. In the end it would be liver disease that took him from us and we wish the deepest of condolences to his family, band mates from over the years and his wordl wide fans. Thanks for the music Mr. Bruce, clearly Johnny Winter now has the ultimate bass player jamming with him in that great gig in the sky.

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Chi Cheng of The Deftones Has Passed Away (4/13/2013)

Late last night I arrived home to the news reports that bassist Chi Cheng of The Deftones had passed away at age 42. The musician was involved in a terrible car accident in 2008 that left him in a semi-conscious state and while there were slight improvements to his condition over the years, in the end he lost the fight and has left this plane.

Photo - Chi Cheng of Deftones

The band has not yet made a statement about this, but Chi’s Mother has left the following on the website that kept everyone up to date on his condition “Our dearest Family, This is the hardest thing to write to you. Your love and heart and devotion to Chi was unconditional and amazing. I know that you will always remember him as a giant of a man on stage with a heart for every one of you. He was taken to the emegency room and at 3 am today his heart just suddenly stopped. He left this world with me singing songs he liked in his ear. He fought the good fight.You stood by him sending love daily. He knew that he was very loved and never alone. I will write more later. I will be going through the oneloveforchi and any other information may not be reliable. If you have any stories or messages to share please send them to the onelove site. Please hold Mae and Ming and the siblings and especially Chi’s son, Gabriel in your prayers. It is so hard to let go. With great love and “Much Respect!” Mom J (and Chi)”
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Slipknot’s Paul Gray Has Died: R.I.P #2 (5/24/2010)

Slipknot Bassist Paul Gray

The PiercingMetal command was saddened to learn of the death of Slipknot’s bassist Paul Gray this morning, according to Bravewords.com the musician was found in an Iowa hotel room yesterday.  He was only 38 years of age.  No cause of death has yet been disclosed by authorities not has the band made an official statement outside of changing their website splash page to feature a photo of him onstage during their last tour.  Whatever the case may be in this, it is certain that his family, friends and fans will miss him very much. This was too young an age to leave us I will say that much.
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