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Bruce Fairweather


Bruce Fairweather is a guitarist/bassist based in Seattle. In 1985 he replaced Steve Turner as the lead guitarist in the grunge band Green River, which included Mark Arm (later of Mudhoney) as well as Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard, later of Pearl Jam.

In 1986, shortly after the relase of the band's mini album Rehab Doll, Green River broke up over band disputes. Singer Mark Arm reunited with Turner, who Fairweather had replaced in Green River, to form Mudhoney. Fairweather hooked up with 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 for 1 cd and tour before leaving the group and focusing on studio work and family life.

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