Phil Chen, bassist and session pro with the likes of Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart and Brian May, dies aged 75

Phil Chen and Rod Stewart
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Bass player and session musician Phil Chen died at home yesterday (December 14, 2021), according to a statement posted to his official Facebook page.

The statement reads: “With heavy hearts we share the news that Phil Chen passed away on the morning of December 14, 2021 after a long battle with cancer. 

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Matt Parker
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Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.