(Classic Rock) Virtuoso bassist Randy Coven, known for his work with guitar heroes Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Leslie West and many others, has died at the age of 54.
Coven’s cause of death has not been revealed. A brief statement from his family says: “It is with deepest and great sorrow, We must inform you our beloved Randy passed away on Tuesday. Services will be held at Mt Ararat cemetery on Thursday at 1.15pm.”
He grew up in Long Island, New York, at the same time as Vai and Joe Satriani, and was later a roommate of Vai at the Berklee College of Music, where the pair formed a band called Morning Thunder. more on this story