Ex-UFO guitarist Paul Chapman has sadly passed away at the age of 66. His son issued the following statement:
“It is with a heavy heart writing this, today is my dads 66th birthday. He passed away earlier this afternoon. He was a brilliant, energetic, loving and most carefree person and the First man I ever loved. Everyone he came in contact with loved him. no ADORED him. will keep everyone posted on his celebration of life. I appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers as his family grieves and processes everything at this time. I love you Dad. So much.”
The Sweet bassist Steve Priest has passed away at the age of 72. His bandmate Andy Scott confirmed the sad news on Facebook.
Scott said the following:
“Then there was one!
I am in pieces right now. Steve Priest has passed away. His wife Maureen and I have kept in contact and though his health was failing I never envisaged this moment. Never. My thoughts are with his family x.
He was the best bass player I ever played with. The noise we made as a band was so powerful. From that moment in the summer of 1970 when set off on our Musical Odyssey the world opened up and the rollercoaster ride started! He eventually followed his heart and moved to the USA. First New York then LA.
According to the The New York Hardcore Chronicles Page, Joey Image has sadly passed away at the age of 63. The musician, who served as Misfits’ drummer from 1978-1980, had been battling liver cancer and was keeping people updated on his condition through GoFundMe.
Bob Kulick has passed away at the age of 70. The legendary session guitarist and producer has worked with numerous artists over the years including KISS, Meat Loaf, Lou Reed, W.A.S.P., Motörhead, and tons more. His brother Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS) confirmed the sad news:
“I am heartbroken to have to share the news of the passing of my brother Bob Kulick. His love of music, and his talent as a musician and producer should always be celebrated. I know he is at peace now, with my parents, playing his guitar as loud as possible. Please respect the Kulick Family’s privacy during this very sad time.”
Paddy Bowden, the estranged wife of Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson, has sadly passed away. Her body was found in a London home that the couple shared prior to their 2018 split. Dickinson and Bowden got married in 1990 and had three children together including Griffin Dickinson (SHVPES), Austin Dickinson (As Lions, ex-Rise To Remain), and Kia Dickinson. Bruce told The Sun the following:
“This is a terrible tragedy which appears to be a tragic accident. Our children Austin, Griffin and Kia and I are devastated. Out of respect for Paddy we won’t be making any further comment at this hugely difficult and painful time for our family.”
Little Richard, aka the architect of rock ‘n’ roll, has passed away at the age of 87. His son Danny Penniman confirmed the sad news to Rolling Stone. The musician’s death was the result of bone cancer.
Mckenzie Bell (ex-He Is Legend/Bloodjinn) has sadly passed away. He was only 35.
“We are extremely saddened today to find out that our great friend and former guitarist, Mckenzie Bell, has passed away. He was always a blast to hang out with and one incredible riff writer. He was the king of all of the hot sauces. Seriously, his collection was insane. He was largely involved in our ‘This Machine Runs On Empty’ recording process, along with @machinejk76. He even had a great singing voice and will forever be heard on “Moment Of Clarity”. Rest in power brother. You were loved dearly by everyone.”
He Is Legend have since commented as well:
“Learning of McKenzie Bell’s passing has left us all with heavy hearts. He truly was a one of a kind person. We spent many years cutting our teeth playing together in different bands at local spots here in Wilmington, in the practice room, in a tour van across the entire country. We know that he touched many people’s lives in the 35 years he was with us on this planet, and everyone’s memories of him will live on forever. Our hearts go out to his friends and family, especially his loving mother. He had a very long, hard road to go down after his accident. We’re hoping you finally have some peace, McKenzie. Pour it out, boys.”
Bell’s cause of death has yet to be revealed, but he had been dealing with complications related to a serious accident that he was involved in several years ago. The musician was previously documenting his recovery progress on Instagram.
Falling In Reverse guitarist Derek Jones has passed away at the age of 35. Frontman Ronnie Radke confirmed the sad news on Twitter:
“I’ll never forget when you picked me up from jail In Your old tour van to start falling in reverse. Your spirit will be interwoven through the music I write forever. Rest In Peace Derek Jones. My heart is broken.”