Sad month for rock fans as another musician has passed away.
On July 10th, keyboardist Phil Ashley (top left) – who worked with Joe Satriani, KISS, Aerosmith, Mick Jagger and many others – passed away at age 65.
Cause of death has not been made public
Ashley’s family has issued the following statement:
“We are heartbroken at the passing of Philip Ashley. A loving father, husband and partner, a wonderful friend and passionately talented musician. We hope to honor his life next year with a memorial service – details to come.”
Satriani posted the following message with the photo above:
“Our dear friend Phil Ashley passed away last week. He was a magnificent musician and human being. On stage and in the studio we made a lot of great music together, played a lot of chess (he always won) and were still collaborating. My deepest condolences to his family. R.I.P Phil, we will all miss you. Phil Ashley (top left), Doug Wimbish, Simon Philips and me at Bearsville Studios in late ’90 recording The Extremist.