Music Gear News
Isley Brothers bassist dies
Isley Brothers Marvin Isley who played the bass guitar has died.
The musician passed away on Sunday morning (06.06.10) at Chicago's Weiss Memorial Hospital aged 56.
According to Marvin's cousin Chris Jasper - who played keyboards for the R&B group - he died from diabetes, although this is yet to be confirmed.
Marvin had the medical condition for years, although he chose to ignore it, and suffered from several complications caused by it, including a stroke and high blood pressure.
He also had to have both of his legs amputated.
He had to stop performing with the band - which at one point was comprised of five Isley brothers, including multi-instrumentalist Ernie Isley - in 1996 because of his ill health.
In a previous interview, Marvin - who is survived by his wife, a son and two daughters - admitted his decision to ignore his illness was a mistake, saying: "If I would have listened, if I would have understood diabetes like I understood music, maybe these things wouldn't have happened."
The Isley Brothers have had an extremely successful career which has spanned six decades and earned them an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.
Their biggest hits include 'Fight the Power Part 1', 'Harvest for the World', 'Summer Breeze' and 'Who's That Lady'.Posted on 8 Jun 2010 16:30 to category : Band / Celebrity News
Related Music News
Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach Spills the Beans On His Less Than Complimentary Thoughts Towards Today's Rock Musicians and Their Work Ethic In the Studio
The prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction will be honouring several artists this year, including prog legends Yes. Rick Wakeman has stated that he will not be attending.
Laying the foundations for generations of artists to follow, the legendary musician Leonard Cohen has passed away from unspecified causes.
Stating it as more of a necessity for the band, M. Shadows highlights the importance of not stagnating and keeping things exciting
Cancelling his remaining shows in December due to ill health, fears arise over the guitar legends health
Verified by the guitarist himself, Slash's B.C Rich played a pivotal role in Guns N' Roses rise to fame
Recent Music News
After changing hands several times over the years, Kurt's revered Hagstrom will now be auctioned today with all the proceeds of the auction going to charity.
The M-Audio CODE 61 and CODE 49 has been released in a stylish new black design, combining a stunning aesthetic with classic tone.
Featuring an abundance of exciting new features, the M2 series promises a vast amount of creative and auditory opportunities to the discerning DJ.
Suffering from a shortage of funds in recent years, the Welsh educational system has experienced a slump in students who are expressing interest in music.
An excellent audio solution to the mixing processes of the modern day producer, the JBL LSR6325P Studio Monitors are currently available with a huge reduction
Never before has music been so accessible. With social media, tab sites and forums at your immediate disposal, learning your favourite song couldn't be easier.