John Regan, Frehley's Comet, Peter Frampton bassist, dies at 71

John Regan performs live with Peter Frampton at The Theater at The Hilton in Atlantic City, New Jersey
(Image credit: Nick Valinote/FilmMagic)

John Regan, a veteran bassist who spent a number of years touring with Peter Frampton as a member of his band – in addition to a notable tenure in Frehley's Comet – has died at the age of 71. 

A family friend – via Regan's wife – confirmed the news in a Facebook post. No cause of death was given.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.