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RIP David Roback, Mazzy Star

David Roback, co-founder of LA alt rock band Mazzy Star, dead at 61

  • Cause of death is currently unknown
  • The Los Angeles-born musician is best known for song Fade Into You
  • Roback was part of LA's 'Paisley Underground' in the early 80s

By RACHEL MCGRATH FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

PUBLISHED: 19:31 EST, 25 February 2020 | UPDATED: 08:43 EST, 26 February 2020

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Guitarist David Roback passed away Tuesday.

The co-founder of the LA alternative rock band Mazzy Star was 61.

According to Billboard.com that confirmed the news, Roback's cause of death is currently unknown.

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R.I.P.: Guitarist and co-founder of the LA alternative rock band Mazzy Star passed away Tuesday. He was 61

Roback, who'd previously played in bands Rain Parade and Opal, founded Mazzy Star with Hope Sandoval in 1989.

They released their debut album She Hangs Brightly, in 1990.

They are best known for their 1994 song Fade Into You which Roback co-wrote and produced and came from their album So Tonight That I Might See.

Mazzy Star released a further two albums, Billboard reported - Among My Swan in 1996 and Seasons of Your Day in 2013.

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Roback founded Mazzy Star with Hope Sandoval in 1989. The duo, pictured performing on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon in 2013, were best known for song Fade Into You

Roback played a leading role in LA's 'Paisley Underground' in the early 1980s and was influential in the neo-psychedelic revival of the '80s and '90s, according to the LA Times.

Roback worked with British singer Beth Orton on her 1999 album Central Reservation album and with Scottish folk guitarist Bert Jansch, Variety reported.

He also wrote and produced songs sung by actress Maggie Cheung in the 2004 film Clean, in which he also appeared.

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Roback played a leading role in LA's 'Paisley Underground' in the early 1980s and was influential in the neo-psychedelic revival of the '80s and '90s, according to the LA Times

In 2017, the longtime drummer for Mazzy Star Keith Mitchell passed away.

In a statement released at the time, Roback and Sandoval responded to the news with 'Our hearts are broken'

The duo described as 'a very talented and amazing drummer that we have had the privilege to work with for many years.'

'He will live in all of our hearts forever,' they added.

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"When Steve Wynn moved back to Los Angeles in 1980 after finishing college, he looked at the music being made in his home city and realised he was out of step. “The idea that you’d make music with long, unscripted and unstructured jams. The idea that you were into 60s garage bands. The idea that you’d play one chord until your arm fell off. All the things that we thought were exciting and cool couldn’t have been less fashionable.”

The curious thing is that what Wynn wanted to do with his band the Dream Syndicate turned out to be, albeit briefly, intensely fashionable. Fashionable enough that Prince named his Paisley Park song and label and studio after the psychedelic LA band scene that was known as the “Paisley Underground”, and for it to be a big influence on his album Around the World In a Day."

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