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Died On This Date (May 20, 2014) Randy Coven / Bassist For Steve Vai & Yngwie Malmsteen

Posted by themusicsover on May 20, 2014

Randy Coven
June 24, 1958 – May 20, 2014

randy-covenRandy Coven was a rock bass virtuoso who counted no less than guitar gods, Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen as band leaders.  Born on Long Island, Coven picked up the bass at an early age and was lucky enough to get some early schooling from a neighbor and fusion legend, Jeff Berlin.  After high school, during which he played in local hard rock cover bands, Coven continued his music education at the Berklee School of Music in Boston.  It was there that he met fellow student Vai, with whom he formed Morning Thunder.   After they broke up, Coven joined a Canadian fusion band, Orpheus.  He later moved back to New York where he formed his own band.  Throughout the ’90s, he played with the likes of C.P.R., Leslie West‘s reunited Mountain, and Malmsteen.  Throughout his career, Coven released three of his own albums, Funk Me Tender (1990), Sammy Says Ouch! (1990), and Witch Way (2002).  Randy Coven was 56 when he passed away on May 20, 2014.  Cause of death was not immediately released.

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10 Responses to “Died On This Date (May 20, 2014) Randy Coven / Bassist For Steve Vai & Yngwie Malmsteen”

  1. Chip Znuff said

    Great player and comrade, god bless him and his family!

  2. Mary Pfister said

    :*(

  3. Doug Groff said

    Terrible news, monster player, one of the best!

  4. rip randy

  5. Rhory Gould said

    I'm Randy's cousin. Can't believe he's gone. Just celebrated his 55th birthday two years ago with him out on the Island. To all that know him well he was born in 1957 and his 57th birthday was coming up in a few weeks.

  6. Rhory Gould said

    I'm Randy's cousin. Can't believe he's gone. Just celebrated his 55th birthday two years ago with him out on the Island. To all that know him well he was born in 1957 and his 57th birthday was coming up in a few weeks.

  7. Lori Rugato said

    It's just not right, I was talking to you before a gig in Roslyn last year you are AMAZING! R.I.P. <3

  8. RU kidding he was 54

  9. Deby Stevens said

    6/24/1958

  10. Thanks!

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