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Biscuit 03-10-2011 06:24 AM

Sad news today.
 
I realize this is a drum forum but all of us here are musicians no matter what instrument we play. I learned today that former Alice in Chains bassist Mike Star died. I'm not entirely shure of what but i would assume it was because of drugs.

Alice was IMO the best of the grunge bands back in the 90's and i always enjoyed to listen to Mike play. So sad that this man tried to clean himself up on Celebrity Rehab but he was also so guilt ridden over Laynes' death that he set himself up on a course to die himself...RIP Mike.

Nodiggie 03-10-2011 06:30 AM

Re: Sad news today.
 
Yeah, my bass player is pretty bummed. There has been a good bunch of bass players pass as of late. R.I.P. bros.

razorx 03-10-2011 01:53 PM

Re: Sad news today.
 
RIP. Him along with Pete Steel, and Paul Gray.

brady 03-10-2011 09:06 PM

Re: Sad news today.
 
Yes, very sad indeed.

It seems he really struggled with getting over his issues from the past; battling drug addiction as well as dealing with not being in a successful band anymore.

My sister-in-law, who is a cop near Seattle, met him a few years back on a call. (He actually called about one of his neighbors or something.) They spoke for a little bit and she could tell he was really strung out on something. He asked if she had ever heard of Alice in Chains and said he used to be the bass player for them. She didn't believe him at first until she saw his place. He apparently had Alice in Chains memorabilia all over his apartment...and little else.

It was sad then to hear someone once so successful was living in such a place. Unfortunately, that is a common story.

RIP Mike

specgrade 03-10-2011 11:23 PM

Re: Sad news today.
 
Addiction sucks. I knew it well. RIP Mike, you are in good company.

GRUNTERSDAD 03-11-2011 01:11 AM

Re: Sad news today.
 
This from yesterday.

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=73336

Biscuit 03-11-2011 05:38 AM

Re: Sad news today.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GRUNTERSDAD (Post 812823)

Thanks Gruntersdad. Somehow i missed Pollys' thread. Mod's feel free to deleate this thread if you want to.

LatishaPonces 03-16-2011 04:59 PM

Re: Sad news today.
 
Rest in peace Mike.

Latish

eddiehimself 03-17-2011 10:08 PM

Re: Sad news today.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by brady (Post 812731)
Yes, very sad indeed.

It seems he really struggled with getting over his issues from the past; battling drug addiction as well as dealing with not being in a successful band anymore.

My sister-in-law, who is a cop near Seattle, met him a few years back on a call. (He actually called about one of his neighbors or something.) They spoke for a little bit and she could tell he was really strung out on something. He asked if she had ever heard of Alice in Chains and said he used to be the bass player for them. She didn't believe him at first until she saw his place. He apparently had Alice in Chains memorabilia all over his apartment...and little else.

It was sad then to hear someone once so successful was living in such a place. Unfortunately, that is a common story.

RIP Mike

That's terrible, well you can imagine what all the money went on. RIP mike. 2 people from such a great band dying before their time. Sad.


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