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Bassist Jason Slater (Third Eye Blind, Snake River Conspiracy) Dead At 49

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Jason Slater, who played with Third Eye Blind in the early ’90s has died.

Slater, who was 49, died of liver failure in Hawaii.

The Palo Alto-born musician and producer was the first bassist to lay down tracks with Third Eye Blind but did not appear on any of their albums.

After his stint with the band Slater went on to play with Snake River Conspiracy, Revenge of the Triads, Microdot with George Lynch of Dokken and the hip-hop outfit Brougham.

From 2005 to 2013 Slater produced four albums by Queensr├┐che–Operation Mindcrime II, American Soldier, Dedicated To Chaos and Frequency Unknown.