The Tubes Bassist Dies at 75 – Billboard - Earning Funda


The Tubes has misplaced one other member. Rick Anderson, bassist and founding member of the San Francisco rock band, died at 75 on Dec. 16, the group shared in an announcement on social media.

“We misplaced our brother on 12/16/22,” the band captioned a sequence of photographs on Sunday (Dec. 18). “Rick introduced a gradual and type presence to the band for 50 years. His love got here by means of his bass. RIP.” The assertion didn’t supply any extra particulars relating to Anderson’s loss of life, which comes after the April passing of Re Types, who sang with the group.

The Tubes fashioned on March 22, 1972, in San Francisco, and was the mixed forces of two Phoenix bands that got here from town to California in 1969. The primary band, referred to as The Beans, included Anderson in addition to different members Invoice Spooner, Vince Welnick and Bob McIntosh. The second band, the Pink White and Blues Band, featured members Prairie Prince, Roger Steen, and David Killingsworth.

With The Tubes, Anderson opened for Led Zeppelin in 1973. Rick Wakeman of the band Sure was instrumental in serving to the band get signed, suggesting to the group’s A&R to pitch to A&M Data. After getting signed, The Tubes launched its self-titled debut album in 1975. Tracks “White Punks on Dope” and “What Do You Need From Life?” grew to become staples within the band’s catalogue, with the previous being lined by Mötley Crüe in 2000.

See The Tubes’ announcement about Anderson’s loss of life beneath:


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