T.M. Stevens, former bass player of Steve Vai and The Pretenders dead at 72 years old

Author Benedetta Baldin - 11.3.2024

The music world mourns the loss of acclaimed bassist T.M. Stevens, who passed away yesterday at the age of 72. With a career spanning several decades, Stevens left an indelible mark on the industry through his exceptional talent and contributions to music.

The bass player died after a long illness; he was admitted in 2017 in a care home due to advanced dementia. During his illustrious career, he collaborated with Steve Vai, The Pretenders, Billy Joel, Stevie Salas (one of the first to announce his death) and Joe Cocker.