I just learned that my dear chum and bandmate from the Floor Models passed away earlier this week. My deepest condolences go out to his wife and kids.
I have joked here, on several occasions, that a Rickenbacker 12-string guitar, well played, was the most beautiful sound occurring in nature. Thanks to Andy's genius, I got to stand stage right from that sound on more occasions than I can count.
Here's a track he wrote and played the Rick on. "Excuses Excuses." If there is a better ballad written in the last three decades, I have yet to hear it.
As a certain metallic gentleman famously said -- now I know I have a heart because its breaking.