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David Bowie Addresses Former Spiders from Mars Bassist’s Death
By: Troy Frisby
5/23/2013


David Bowie
has released a tribute to the late Trevor Bolder, a bassist who is best known for his work with the Spiders from Mars. 

The Spiders were Bowie’s backing band, touring with him in the ‘70s and recording on four of his earliest albums, including Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane.

Bowie spoke out about the loss on his website, 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.”

Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliot also released a statement on the band’s website, writing, “I had the great pleasure of knowing Trevor for the best part of 30 years, he was one of my idols growing up, I got to know him when Uriah Heep opened for DL on the Pyromania tour in 1983 and we became firm friends... RIP my friend.”

Bolder, who had been battling cancer for some time, was 62 years old when he passed away on Tuesday (May 21). In recent years, he had continued playing bass for Uriah Heep, a British rock band he first joined in 1977.

For more tributes from notable musicians who worked with or were fans of Bolder’s, head to Uriah Heep’s official page here, and be sure to leave your own thoughts in the comments section below.


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