R.I.P. Joey Alves

Y&T guitarist dead at 63

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Y&T’s original guitarist David Alves has died aged 63.

Alves, the third of four of the band’s original members to pass away, was suffering from a number of medical conditions at the time of his death according to Y&T frontman Dave Meniketti’s Facebook post. Y&T made seven studio albums with the line-up of Meniketti, Alves, Phil Kennemore and Leonard Haze between 1976 and 1985, before Haze was replaced by Jimmy DeGrasso. Leonard Haze died in September last year, five years after the death of Kennemore – both from lung cancer.