Original VAN HALEN Bassist MARK STONE Dies After Battle With Cancer

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September 27, 2020 at 1:30 pm Quote #62349

ron
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http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/original-van-halen-bassist-mark-stone-dies-after-battle-with-cancer/

Original VAN HALEN Bassist MARK STONE Dies After Battle With Cancer
September 26, 2020

Original VAN HALEN bassist Mark Stone has passed away after a battle with cancer.

Mark’s death was confirmed by his brother, Brad Stone, who wrote on Instagram: “My beloved brother Mark passed this morning. #markstone #vanhalen #fanhalen”. http://www.instagram.com/p/CFnPWBqJHRg/

Mark was the bass guitar player in the pre-VAN HALEN band MAMMOTH from 1972 until 1974. Along with Stone, MAMMOTH featured Eddie Van Halen (lead vocals and guitar) and Alex Van Halen (drums). In early 1974, vocalist David Lee Roth joined the group, which shortly thereafter changed its name to VAN HALEN. By around mid-1974, Stone’s VAN HALEN bandmates felt that his commitment to school outweighed his interests in pursuing music professionally, and decided to look for another bass player. Michael Anthony, from the Pasadena-area band SNAKE, was chosen as Stone’s replacement. Stone remained on good terms with his former bandmates, and attended Eddie Van Halen’s marriage to Valerie Bertinelli in 1981.

Stone was featured in the “Van Halen Story – The Early Years” DVD, which was released in 2003. In 2015 and 2016, Stone made guest appearances with FAN HALEN, a band paying tribute to the Roth-era lineup of VAN HALEN (see video below).


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September 27, 2020 at 2:44 pm Quote #62350

Dave
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Sad news. RIP


Stay Frosty


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September 27, 2020 at 4:00 pm Quote #62352

PT5150
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RIP Mark.


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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September 27, 2020 at 6:38 pm Quote #62353

PT5150
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From Wolf on Twitter…

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Heartbreaking news to hear of Mark’s passing. Met him a few times and he was a wonderful man. My heart goes out to his family Broken heart

Below is Wolf responding to a fan that Ed and Al never kept in touch with Mark.

wolfy van halenson Wolf
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Really odd to lie about something you know nothing about. What do you get out of this?

They absolutely still talked. How else would I have met him numerous times over the years if they “hadn’t spoken in decades”?


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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September 28, 2020 at 1:37 pm Quote #62357

unchainedheart
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That’s sad,RIP Mark Stone


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September 28, 2020 at 6:09 pm Quote #62360

mrmojohalen
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A great guy. RIP.


When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?


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October 6, 2020 at 7:34 pm Quote #62398

SenorSJ
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Very sad


No Music, No Life


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