The Tubes bass player Rick Anderson dies aged 75

The Tubes bassist Rick Anderson
(Image credit: Mark Horton / Getty)

San Francisco-based rock band The Tubes have announced the passing of the band’s bassist Rick Anderson, revealing the news in a short statement on their social media channels. 

“We lost our brother on 12/16/22,” reads the statement. “Rick brought a steady and kind presence to the band for 50 years. His love came through his bass.”

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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.