FLEETWOOD MAC keyboardist BRETT TUGGLE dead at 70

22 June 2022
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Brett Tuggle, touring keyboardist with FLEETWOOD MAC, and formerly David Lee Roth's band and more, has passed away at the age of 70.

The news was confirmed by Tuggle's son, Matt, who shared that the keyboardist died on Sunday, June 19, from complications related to cancer.
Born in Denver, Colorado, Tuggle learned how to play the piano at a young age, before moving onto guitar and taking on gigs in small venues in Denver as a teen. When he left home, he began playing with touring bands in Texas, later returning to his birth place to form the band HEAD FIRST. In 1979, record producer Keith Olsen invited Tuggle to go to Los Angeles to meet an artist who needed a keyboard player.
During his time in LA, Tuggle spent much of 1981 as the keyboardist for John Kay & STEPPENWOLF, before meeting Rick Springfield and joining his band in early 1982. 
Tuggle also played keyboards with David Lee Roth in Roth's post-VAN HALEN career 1986-94, during in which time he co-wrote Just Like Paradise alongside the vocalist. Tuggle played with Roth on the 1986/1987 Eat 'Em and Smile tour, the 1988 Skyscraper tour, the 1991 A Little Ain't Enough tour and the 1994 Your Filthy Little Mouth tour. 
In 1992, Tuggle joined Mick Fleetwood's side project THE ZOO, which led him to join FLEETWOOD MAC's live band. He played keyboards on every FLEETWOOD MAC tour from 1997 to 2017, and also gigged extensively with Stevie Nicks, Buckingham, and Buckingham McVie
During his career, Tuggle also worked with names such as Jimmy Page, Rick Springfield, Chris Isaak and Steven Tyler.
Source: loudersound.com