Uriah Heep - Bassist Trevor Bolder Passes


What is wrong with this week? Sadly, it has been reported that British hard rockers Uriah Heep have lost their long-time bassist Trevor Bolder to cancer at the age of 62.

Statement from the band: "It is with great sadness that Uriah Heep announce the passing of our friend the amazing Trevor Bolder, who has passed away after his long fight with cancer. Trevor was an all time great, one of the outstanding musicians of his generation, and one of the finest and most influential bass players that Britain ever produced.

His long time membership of Uriah Heep brought the band's music, and Trevor's virtuosity and enthusiasm, to hundreds of thousands of fans across the world. He joined the band in 1976 and, barring one short break, was a fixture until his ill health forced him to take a step back early this year. Prior to joining Heep he was a founder and ever-present member of David Bowie's legendary Spiders From Mars band, performing on all of their key albums and at countless shows. He also performed with Wishbone Ash, Cybernauts and The Rats."

Guitarist Mick Box said: "Trevor was a 'World Class' bass player, singer & songwriter, and more importantly a World Class friend. He will be sadly missed by family, friends and rock fans all over the world. We are all numb to the core."

David Bowie had this to say about him: "Trevor was a wonderful musician and a major inspiration for whichever band he was working with. But he was foremostly a tremendous guy, a great man."

[Also thanks to Chidder!]


Source: uriah-heep.com
Band profile: Uriah Heep
 
Posted: 22.05.2013 by Bad English


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22.05.2013 - 13:06
!J.O.O.E.!
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MS really needs an obituary column. At this rate it would be updated as much as the news section.
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22.05.2013 - 13:15
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Written by Guest on 22.05.2013 at 13:06

MS really needs an obituary column. At this rate it would be updated as much as the news section.


I hear you. There has been a lot of rockers passing on lately.
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22.05.2013 - 13:24
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Ace Frawley on 22.05.2013 at 13:15

I hear you. There has been a lot of rockers passing on lately.

It's been said before, but we're at that stage now where all the legends and respective band members of classic bands people love are all at that stage now where death is a real possibility. That's just the way things are now.
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22.05.2013 - 15:59
R'Vannith
ghedengi
Another from cancer..
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22.05.2013 - 17:58
lacerations
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An obituary would be nice...cause death is a constant moment of life. There's a lot of bands from the 60's, 70's and even early 80's who have reached the end of the line almost every week. Even bands from the 90's and now are dying by illness, accident or suicide. Anyway the obituary will be extremely long and overexaggerated by RIPs and "this guy was the greatest guitarist, vocalist, drummer or whoever!" kinda talk. I think if an obituary is set in it would be nice to have it comment-free cause we know who's great and if we wish them RIP....
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22.05.2013 - 18:18
Pokermask
Rest in peace, Trevor. Your work with Uriah Heep will live on forever.
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22.05.2013 - 18:53
csiga
Munin
i thought we can meet in september
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22.05.2013 - 19:37
Lit.
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It's gonna be that kinda year again, is it?
R.I.P.
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22.05.2013 - 19:48
SSM
Massacred
I like his style both in playing and composing, it was really interesting.
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22.05.2013 - 20:23
Chidder
This news was shock for me. I saw him performing with Uriah Heep last year and he was in great shape. The cancer ate him very fast :/
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22.05.2013 - 20:26
qlacs
"The Quaker"
Damn, this year is not very kind so far.
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22.05.2013 - 20:33
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Guest on 22.05.2013 at 19:37

It's gonna be that kinda year again, is it?
R.I.P.

I'm amazed people keep saying this and things like it. It's only going to get worse. This has been apparently for a while now.
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22.05.2013 - 22:01
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
RIP
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23.05.2013 - 05:54
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
Sad news, indeed.
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