Uriah Heep: Bolder is still with us
Uriah Heep insist last bassist Trevor Bolder will be with them on stage at Download this afternoon.
The former Spiders From Mars man passed away last month after a cancer battle. The band had previously reported he was doing well and aimed to be back in action in time for the Donington show; but it wasn’t to be.
Frontman Mick Box was moved to tears at Bolder’s funeral earlier this month, saying: “I very much respected Trevor as a bass player, a singer, a songwriter and a friend.
“He was never one to go on about his previous successes; he was modest to the core and very quiet – unless he had a few brandies inside him! He was a deep thinker, really quite spiritual.”
Now Heep say in a brief statement: “Can you feel the bass? Trevor is still with us! Hidden between the grooves of the vinyl, between the bits of the compact disc or between the veins of our bodies.
“We love You, Trev. We have a gig at Donington Park – and, as always, your place is to the left of Bernie Shaw.”
Heep play the Zippo Encore stage at 2.45pm.