Fleetwood Mac Member Dead at 70

Musician Brett Tuggle, who backed acts like Fleetwood Mac and David Lee Roth on keyboards, died Sunday after a battle with brain cancer. He was 70.

“A delightful man who worked with Coverdale Page then Restless Heart,” tweeted David Coverdale. “My love & respect to his family, friends & fans…A Sad day, indeed…”

A native of Denver, Tuggle launched his professional music career in Los Angeles in the early ‘80s when he played keyboards for Canada’s John Kay & Steppenwolf and then joined Rick Springfield’s band. (“Our sweet Brett Tuggle made it home tonight,” Springfield tweeted.)

Tuggle spent nearly a decade playing with David Lee Roth, with whom he co-wrote the 1987 hit “Just Like Paradise.”

Bandmate Billy Sheehan paid tribute on Twitter. “Truly the ‘secret weapon’ of the Eat ‘Em & Smile band and tour,” he wrote. “Loved by everyone that ever met him, and gifted with supreme talent – Rest in Peace. We will never forget you.”

Tuggle performed on stage with Fleetwood Mac from 1997 to 2017 and also backed Lindsey Buckingham at his solo shows.

Original Article – https://www.iheartradio.ca/news/musician-brett-tuggle-dies-at-70-1.18049939

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