Sweet Savage Guitarist Passes Away
Sweet Savage founder and guitarist Trevor Fleming has died.
The Irish band, cult heroes of the NWOBHM era, have issued the following statement about Fleming’s passing:
“It is with great sadness we have to report the passing of Trevor, our beloved friend and musician.
“He has not been well for the whole year and passed away early on Saturday, October 2.
“This was very sudden and we are shocked and extremely saddened with his departure.
“Trevor was the lifeblood of the band both in terms of musicianship and crack. He was funny, charming, extremely clever and deep, an unique individual who had many talents. Trevor could make anyone laugh, could write the catchiest riffs and lyrics; in fact, everything about Big T was totally infectious.
“He will be sorely missed by us all. God bless you, my friend!”
Fleming was a member of the band from 1979 to 1983, rejoined briefly in 1996, before coming back again in 2008. He was featured on the classic 1981 song Killing Time, which was featured on the Take No Prisoners single and subsequently covered by Metallica. The other guitarist on the single was Vivian Campbell, now with Def Leppard.