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Train bassist dies after slipping in shower


Charlie Colin was found dead after falling while tending a friend’s house in Brussels

Bassist Charlie Colin, a founding member of the band Train, has died at the age of 58 after slipping and falling in the shower while at a friend’s house in Brussels, Belgium. The circumstances surrounding his death are still unclear, but sources told TMZ that Colin wasn’t found until his friends returned from their trip five days later.

Tribute on social media

On Instagram, the band Train remembered Colin for his technical ability and his contribution to the group. “When I met Charlie Colin, I fell in love with him,” the band wrote in the caption of a photo from the group’s early days. “He was the sweetest and most handsome guy. Let’s start a band, it’s the only sensible thing to do. His unique bass playing and guitar work helped get people’s attention in San Francisco and beyond. I will always have a special place for him in my heart.

Career and successes

Charlie Colin was one of the original members of Train, which initially included Pat Monahan, Rob Hotchkiss, Scott Underwood and Jimmy Stafford. As bassist, Colin contributed to the group’s first three albums: 1999’s self-titled “Drops of Jupiter” (2001) and “My Private Nation” (2003). The band achieved major success with the 2001 hit “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me),” which peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and won a Grammy for Best Rock Song and Best Instrumental Arrangement with Vocals.

Personal trajectory

Born in Newport Beach, California, Colin met Rob Hotchkiss in seventh grade and they both attended the Berklee School of Music, where Colin studied jazz composition and guitar. After moving to Los Angeles, Hotchkiss invited Colin to join one of his bands, which was signed to PolyGram Records.

Colin, Hotchkiss and Jimmy Stafford formed the band Apostles before breaking up. After traveling the world, Colin returned to the United States and joined the newly formed Train in 1996. With the band, he toured worldwide and achieved mainstream success before leaving the group in 2003 due to drug abuse issues. substances.

Recent activities

After leaving Train, Colin played with rock bands such as Slipknot and Puddle of Mudd, and reunited with Hotchkiss in 2015 to form the band Painbirds alongside Tom Luce. In 2017, Colin founded Side Deal with Stan Frazier (Sugar Ray) and brothers Joel and Scott Owen (PawnShop Kings). Until his death, he was the musical director of the Newport Beach Film Festival, as indicated on his social media profiles.

Source: Terra

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