Tributes have been paid to Jason Slater, the unique bassist in rock band Third Eye Blind, who has died on the age of 49.
His daughter Alyssa confirmed that Slater died from liver failure at a hospital in Maui, as TMZ experiences.
Jason Slater, who was additionally a frequent producer for Queensrÿche, was the band’s unique bassist and back-up vocalist however didn’t seem on any of the band’s album. He was a member from 1993 to 1994 and recording their first demo.
He left the group earlier than they achieved main success with their 1997 self-titled debut – which went on to turn out to be six-times platinum.
Whereas the band hadn’t spoken with Slater since 1996, a rep told TMZ that “When a spirited member of the music scene is taken too quickly, it’s all the time a tragic time.”
The world misplaced a drive of human nature in the present day. Jason Slater has left the constructing. I’m heartbroken. This hits me proper…
After leaving Third Eye Blind, Slater went on to kind Snake River Conspiracy and Revenge of the Triads – which additionally featured Queens of the Stone Age’s Troy Van Leeuwen.
Paying tribute, Craig Locicero, the previous guitarist of thrash steel outfit Forbidden, wrote: “I’m heartbroken. This hits me proper within the intestine. From the primary day I met Jason on the Music Annex when Forbidden was recording ‘Distortion’ in 1994, we hit it off. Madden and music was our bond.
“As time went on, Jason did some fairly wonderful issues in his allotted slot of life. Jason was a profitable producer, engineer, report label mogul, songwriter, musician, supervisor and partying animal all of the whereas.
“Dude lived the lifetime of 100 males. A lot of it on the sting. Nonetheless, Jason’s best energy and trait was his coronary heart. He was full of affection. Liked his household. Liked his daughter. Liked his associates. Liked us all like loopy.”
Unhappy to listen to concerning the passing of one in every of my musical mentors, Jason Slater. I interned for Jason for a few yr. Throughout our time working collectively we composed music for TV, produced albums, and wrote tons of songs collectively. He might be missed. pic.twitter.com/U15WhzOMkS
— Danny Codella (@mrcodella) December 9, 2020
The tribute continued: “I beloved him. Dearly. We spent numerous time collectively over the previous couple of years. Beginning with when he pulled me in to recording the guitars on Geoff Tate’s Queensrÿche report. Jason challenged me to rewrite the whole lot that was already there on the spot. To place as a lot myself as I might into it. As a result of that’s on a regular basis we had.
“Problem accepted. That have made me stronger. Jason made me higher. As an individual and a musician. I owe him a lot. He was a Brother to me.”