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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mike Starr, tribute to a kick-ass bass guitarist

Can't tell you the disappointment that came with the death of Mike Starr.  He was really terrific as a bass player.  When I saw Alice In Chains live years ago, he was freakin awesome!  I can't believe he was only 44.  Sounds like he couldn't break his addictions...so sad.  Rock music loses so much talent to drugs and drinking. Starr's playing on "Facelift" and "Dirt" earned him the recognition he so deserved as a top bassist.  He just played back in May of last year with Ace Frehley at the VH1 concert!  And now he joins former Alice In Chains frontman Layne Staley in death.  So sad and yet...so predictable.

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