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Shinedown bassist Eric Bass tests positive for COVID-19

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Shinedown bassist Eric Bass has tested positive for COVID-19.

In an Instagram post announcing the news, frontman Brent Smith writes that Bass is “doing fine” and is currently quarantining, and is set to return to the road once he tests negative.

“To be crystal clear everyone on the tour including bands, and crew were tested today all of which are all negative,” Smith says.

With Bass out of commission for a bit, the remainder of Shinedown — Smith, guitarist Zach Myers and drummer Barry Kerch — performed as a three-piece during their two shows this past weekend. Josh Sturm, husband of ex-Flyleaf singer Lacey Sturm, will fill in going forward.

Bass is the second Shinedown member to contract COVID-19 in as many months — Kerch tested positive back in August.


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