Marcus Miller's tourbus crash outside Zurich

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by j-raj, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
  2. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I had just read this. I am glad that Marcus Miller and his band were not seriously hurt, but my prayers go out to the busdriver's family since the poor man died.

    I also noticed that the article listed Miller as a keyboardist and bass clarinetist ahead of his bass playing! I guess a story like this puts into perspective how well known even the most famous bassist is.
  3. Kukulkan61

    Kukulkan61 Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Northern Arizona
    although no one was seriously injured please pause for a moment and pray for them and the driver who lost his life,and thank our Lord they are ok...
  4. Roy Vogt

    Roy Vogt

    Sep 20, 2000
    Endorsing Artist: Kiesel, Carvin, Accuracy, Hotwire, Conklin Basses, DNA, Eden
  5. JoZac21


    Nov 30, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    Yeah, I saw that... total suck, but thankfully he's okay.
  6. Roy Vogt

    Roy Vogt

    Sep 20, 2000
    Endorsing Artist: Kiesel, Carvin, Accuracy, Hotwire, Conklin Basses, DNA, Eden
    That's good to know, thanks!
  7. JoZac21


    Nov 30, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    According to his facebook account, the driver was killed in the accident - but everyone else made it out with only minor injuries.
  8. Roy Vogt

    Roy Vogt

    Sep 20, 2000
    Endorsing Artist: Kiesel, Carvin, Accuracy, Hotwire, Conklin Basses, DNA, Eden
    This is from guitarist Adam Agati's Facebook page (via Sal Agati):
    "Alicia and I both spoke to Adam. He is doing well, a little bruised up but otherwise ok. He staying overnight in the hospital for observation just to be safe. The other band members are doing well too and most have been released. We are really sorry for the loss of the bus driver and we send our sympathies to the family. We are eternally grateful that the band is ok and Adam is safe. Thanks for all your thoughts and wishes. Sal"
  9. bass12

    bass12 And Grace, too Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Yikes, glad the band is okay (R.I.P. anonymous bus driver).
  10. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    I just read this!! Poor busdriver, he died :(
  11. packhowitzer

    packhowitzer 155mm of pure destruction

    Apr 20, 2011
    wow. i hope me makes a fulll and speedy recovery, and sympathies to the family of the driver.
  12. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    There are several threads started a couple of hours ago. There doesn't seem to be much information being released yet other than that the driver died. Its amazing that nobody else was killed.
  13. garmenteros

    garmenteros Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2008
    Dominican Republic
    Reminds me of cliff burton's accident. May Marcus and the people involved have a quick recovery.
  14. Thanks, Kmonk. Wasn't aware there was already a thread. The time stamp on the story was posted 1 minute before I read it, thought I had the scoop.:rollno:
  15. Jim Dep

    Jim Dep

    Dec 30, 2009
    My prayers today include Marcus Miller. I am so sad this happened. He has been a huge influence of mine for years, since 1974 or 75. I didn't know he is 2 years younger than me ??!!

    He was a monstrous bass player in his teens, because I was 16 or 17 when I first started listening to him. Flora Purim was one of the 1st I think.

    Anyway, I pray to God that he will recover quickly along with his band. Prayers also to those who were lost.

    Jim D
  16. NiteFury


    May 12, 2010
    Akron, Oh
    Marcus and gang are ok, they did lose their bus driver though.
  17. PMF1


    May 30, 2010
    yeah, lets hope nothing else comes up.

    Strange... I was just watching his Frankfurt concert on TV just before and then I started up the Computer and saw the News.