Y&T’s Dave Meniketti has confirmed via Facebook that the band’s beloved and original rhythm guitarist, Joey Alves has passed away from a host of health issues,
“It’s with great sadness that I write this today. Y&T’s original rhythm guitarist, Joey Alves, passed away at 7:10 this morning at the age of 63. He suffered from ulcerative colitis and other complications that led to his passing.”
Joey’s passing will no doubt reverb through the rock and roll community as his influence was vast.
Rest well, Joey.