Original Great White Bassist Passes Away
September 28, 2013
Original Great White bassist Lorne Doyle, better known as Lorne Black, passed away on September 27th, no details on the cause of death have been released.
Former Great White vocalist Jack Russell shared the sad news today, stating “It is with great sadness that we have been informed of the passing of Lorne Black yesterday! Our hearts go out to his family, friends and fans. Lorne was a huge part of the first incarnation of Great White! May he rest in peace.”
“Lorne was a good dude,” continued Great White guitarist mark kendall. “He had a great sense of humor and was a great bass player. He was a fan of bass players and he had a very musical style with his bass parts. Prayers go out to his family. RIP Lorne.”
Black formed Great White with Russell and guitarist Mark Kendall in 1982, when the band changed their name from Dante Fox. With Great White Black released 1983’s ‘Out Of The Night’ EP, 1984’s self-titled debut, 1986’s ‘Shot In The Dark’ and 1987’s double platinum ‘Once Bitten…’, which contained the charting singles “Rock Me” and “Save Your Love”. Black would be replaced by Tony Montana when the band reached their commercial peak with 1989’s ‘…Twice Shy’.
Black would later take the band to court over a royalty dispute, but the claim was rejected.
Ratt bassist Juan Crocier shared his condolences, “Lorne Black was a big part of the original Great White line-up. I’m very sad to hear of his passing. He will be greatly missed.”
Current Great White singer Terry Ilous added, “I have never met Lorne so cannot comment on the man. But I would say this. The passing of a fellow musician is always very sad especially one loved by so many. I would like to extend my condolences to his family and in a way to all of you GW fans who knew him and loved him. He had a dream and lived a beautiful life. A gift from the heavens.”
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