Bruce Fairweather

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Bruce Fairweather
Instruments Guitar, bass
Associated acts Green River, Mother Love Bone, Love Battery

Bruce Ian Fairweather[1] (born December 12, 1960) [2] is a guitarist/bassist based in Seattle. Fairweather grew up in Hawaii and in 1981 enrolled at the University of Montana, where he met Jeff Ament on the first day of school and later on they formed the band Deranged Diction, who disbanded in 1984.[3] In 1985, he replaced Steve Turner in the grunge band Green River, which included Mark Arm (later of Mudhoney), Alex Vincent as well as Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard, later of Pearl Jam.[4]

In 1988, shortly after the release of the band's mini album Rehab Doll, Green River disbanded over band disputes. Singer Mark Arm reunited with Turner (whom Fairweather had replaced in Green River) to form Mudhoney. Fairweather joined former Malfunkshun singer Andrew Wood, Gossard, and Ament, to form Mother Love Bone. The band seemed destined for success until, on March 19, 1990, shortly before the release of their debut album Apple, Andrew Wood died from a heroin overdose. After this, Ament and Gossard went on to form Pearl Jam while Fairweather joined the Seattle grunge band Love Battery as the bassist. After two albums and many tours, he left the group and began focusing on studio work and family life. In 2008, Green River reunited and have played several live shows since. There are tentative plans for a new album, and possibly to tour.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Universal Music Publishing Group". Universal Music Publishing Group. Universal PolyGram Int. Publishing, Inc. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  2. ^ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bruce-Fairweather/551631528230695?id=551631528230695&sk=info
  3. ^ Prato, Greg (2009). Grunge is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: ECW Press. p. 23-24. ISBN 978-1-55022-877-9. 
  4. ^ Huey, Steve. "Biography: Green River". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 May 2010.