Bucky Baxter, pedal steel great who played with Bob Dylan, dies aged 65

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Guitarist and pedal steel great Bucky Baxter, who played on Bob Dylan’s Grammy-winning Time Out of Mind and spent years on tour with the folk icon, died on May 25 in Sanibel Island, Florida. He was 65.

No cause of death has been given, but his passing was confirmed by his son, singer songwriter Rayland Baxter, in a social media post.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.