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Howie's bass on stage during posthumous Heartbreakers shows?

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I was just reading this article about the tragic passing of Howie Epstein, and a line at the end caught my eye. I hadn't heard that the Heartbreakers kept a bass on stage for Howie's memory during performances from 2003-2017, and never noticed it when I was at shows...

 

Petty shared his sadness in a piece he wrote for Rolling Stone: “He just got to where he couldn’t do it anymore ... It’s like you got a tree dying in the backyard. And you’re kind of used to the idea that it’s dying. But you look out there one day and they cut it down. And you just can’t imagine that beautiful tree isn’t there anymore.”

Epstein is gone, but he's not forgotten – especially by his former bandmates, who keep a bass guitar onstage at every performance to honor his memory.


 

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I've been next in line, I've been next to nothin’
Been next to bystanders who shoulda said somethin’
 
It was not in my vision, it was not in my mind
To return from a mission, a man left behind

 

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