Trevor Bolder dead at 62

2013-05-21 by col-trane | 34 Comments
Bolder joined David Bowie’s backing band in 1971, alongside guitarist Mick Ronson – with whom he’d played in The Rats – and drummer Woody Woodmansey. He appeared on the albums Hunky Dory, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars, Aladdin Sane and Pin Ups.

He replaced John Wetton in Heep in 1976 and made his recording debut with them on 1977′s Firefly. He also played on Innocent Victim, Fallen Angel and Conquest, before joining Wishbone Ash. In 1983 he returned to Mick Box’s outfit and played on Equator two years later. He’d appeared on every album since, including their most recent outing, 2011′s Into The Wild.

Earlier this year he announced what was hoped to be a temporary absence as a result of surgery. He later told Classic Rock: “I had pancreas cancer so I had to have that removed. Not the entire pancreas; but still, it was bad news. They’ve cut out the bad bit. I’ve had a bit of chemo, got to have that, which I’m doing now, in case there’s anything hanging about. Once that’s done, I should be back to doing what I do for a living”. The band had said he was aiming to be back in action in time for Heep’s appearance at the Download Festival.

A statement from the band reports: “Trevor was an all-time great – one of the outstanding musicians of his generation, and one of the finest and most influential bass players 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
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Box adds: “Trevor was a world class bass player, singer and 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".

Bowie has released a brief statement of his own, saying: “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".

Tagged: David Bowie

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UnderJOath
May 21st 2013
77 Comments


So much death.

Epicenter
May 21st 2013
233 Comments


Oh come on! You already killed one person today! Isn't that enough?!

RIP Trevor Boulder. He will be miss.

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baldymort
May 21st 2013
863 Comments


fuck off may

NeoSpaz
May 21st 2013
4528 Comments


You have got to be fucking kidding me.

Death everywhere [473822384762]

DegausserGuernica24
May 21st 2013
1134 Comments


RIP

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 21st 2013
53421 Comments


RIP

Gwyn.
May 21st 2013
16736 Comments


jesus christ everyone's dying

MO
May 21st 2013
20847 Comments


ugh what the fuck

RIP

zaruyache
May 21st 2013
13420 Comments


Oh come on! You already killed one person today! Isn't that enough?!

Upwards of 20,000 children die of starvation every day.

Ire
May 21st 2013
41948 Comments


damn he was one of my favorite bassists ever

NeoSpaz
May 21st 2013
4528 Comments


I guess it's easy to kid yourself into forgetting just how many people die a day, isn't it?

Ire
May 21st 2013
41948 Comments


the world just lost two great bassists(rays keyboard bass yo)

NeoSpaz
May 21st 2013
4528 Comments


sad shit, yeh

NapalmCrusader
May 21st 2013
1738 Comments


Rip

Pestiferous
May 21st 2013
1356 Comments


why do i get the feeling that people at this point are purposefully looking for articles on dead musicians so to add to the disMAY

:/

EDIT: yes, pun intended

UnderJOath
May 21st 2013
77 Comments


Yeah, andcas, I know. I see a lot of it.

UnderJOath
May 21st 2013
77 Comments


"why do i get the feeling that people at this point are purposefully looking for articles on dead musicians so to add to the dismay"

Pun intended?

Apollo
May 21st 2013
10667 Comments


lol dismay

The grim fact that thousands die everyday is something most of us are concious of. It's just not something that really hits home anymore because we are all numb to the tragedies of the world. When a talented musician who has created a piece of art that we appreciate for years passes away, it hits home because of who they may have been to us and to us as music lovers. We forget that people on this website are unified by our passion for music and our search for the unending ocean of soundwaves that we can dive into.

So stop being so fucking cynical when someone makes a comment about a lot of artists dying in May. Yeah, we are remarking on it because it's something that matters to us.

That being said, wasn't familiar with this man's work. Still, RIP.

Scoot
May 22nd 2013
18454 Comments


why on every death article here does some fuckwit have to point out that it shouldnt matter because people die every day

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Spec
May 22nd 2013
31359 Comments


So many musicians dying :[

RIP

Dodecahedron
May 22nd 2013
970 Comments


Jesus, everybody is dying.

henryChinaski
May 22nd 2013
3458 Comments


RIP

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manosg
Contributing Reviewer
May 22nd 2013
9564 Comments


RIP

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BigPleb
May 22nd 2013
46558 Comments


There is no god, this is proof, sorry.

RIP hard dude.

BigPleb
May 22nd 2013
46558 Comments


You sure? aha.

BigPleb
May 22nd 2013
46558 Comments


Ah, nice.

Future career for me I think.

BigPleb
May 22nd 2013
46558 Comments


I'll get to meet Fred Durst then? Awesome :]

CrazyDiamond7
May 22nd 2013
200 Comments


They just keep dropping like flies.

RIP

Riviere
May 22nd 2013
881 Comments


"to the disMAY

:/

EDIT: yes, pun intended"

People know when a pun is intended, you don't have to point it out.


Shimana
May 22nd 2013
545 Comments


yet ronnie is still wearing gucci sneaks

Wizard
May 22nd 2013
20030 Comments


No offense, half of you kids have never heard of him until this point in time.

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evilford
May 22nd 2013
32975 Comments


RIP

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tacos N stuff
May 22nd 2013
1542 Comments


dammit May.

Artuma
May 22nd 2013
24936 Comments


all these deaths in May, RIP hard

i knew there was something bad coming after those awesome albums released this year



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