Slash - Slash Pays Tribute To Late Guitar Maker Bean

Rock stars Slash and Dylan Carlson have paid tribute to guitar visionary Travis Bean after he died of cancer.
The instrument maker, whose aluminium-necked guitars have been used by bands such as the Rolling Stones and Arcade Fire, lost a long battle with the disease at the age of 63 on 10 July (11).
Velvet Revolver star Slash has taken to his Twitter.com page to share his grief upon hearing the news about Bean's death, as well as the tragic passing of former Motorhead guitarist Michael 'Wurzel' Burston last week (ends10Jul11).
Slash writes, "It's been brought to my attention that Wurzel passed away. As well as Travis Bean. Very sad news to hear."
Meanwhile, Earth frontman Carlson tells Ifc.com, "Travis was a... visionary of the highest order. He and the instruments he constructed were beautiful examples of form and function united in beautiful proportion, without gimmicks, doodads, falderal and ugly bling. A revered name in instrument building, deserving of wider recognition - may he play forever in the fields of the blessed."


Contactmusic

Tags: Slash


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

First Pictures Of Disney’s ‘Into The Woods’ Starring Anna Kendrick and Johnny Depp

Have you ever wondered what happened to Cinderella, Rapunzel and...

First Pictures Of Disney’s ‘Into The Woods’ Starring Anna Kendrick and Johnny Depp

Win Tickets For V Festival 2014 in Chelmsford!

V Festival is getting ever nearer and tickets are quickly selling out, but you can skip that pricey entrance fee by entering our new competition...

Win Tickets For V Festival 2014 in Chelmsford!

Ariana, Zooey, J-Lo, Miley! When Actresses Become Songstresses

Jenny Lewis isn't the only former actress to find musical success.

Ariana, Zooey, J-Lo, Miley! When Actresses Become Songstresses

Critics Say 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Is Great, But Does Anyone Disagree?

The new Marvel movie Guardians of the Galaxy has been praised to the...

Critics Say 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Is Great, But Does Anyone Disagree?

What Do We Know About Christopher Nolan's Interstellar?

Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey made a surprise visit to the San Diego Comic-Con last...

What Do We Know About Christopher Nolan's Interstellar?
Advertisement

Jennifer Lawrence Is Hollywood's Darling - How Has She Done It?

A teaser trailer for Jennifer Lawrence’s new film, The Hunger Games...

Jennifer Lawrence Is Hollywood's Darling - How Has She Done It?

NBC News Host Brian Williams Pulls Ultimate Embarrassing Dad Trick Announcing Allison Williams' "Peter Pan" Casting

NBC’s production of Peter Pan has found its lead in Girls star Allison Williams...

NBC News Host Brian Williams Pulls Ultimate Embarrassing Dad Trick Announcing Allison Williams'

The Spongebob Squarepants Movie: Sponge Out Of Water 3D

When a pirate gets his hands on a long lost magic book in which anything he writes comes true, he...

The Spongebob Squarepants Movie: Sponge Out Of Water 3d Trailer


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Slash Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Slash

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All