Jazz guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli dies aged 94 after testing positive for coronavirus

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Jazz guitar great Bucky Pizzarelli, whose career spanned eight decades and included performances for several U.S. presidents, died on April 1 at the age of 94.

His daughter, Mary, reported that Pizzarrelli had tested positive for the coronavirus.

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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.