April Wine has always been one of my guilty pleasures. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have most of the band’s 20 albums somewhere in my library. My favourite? Probably The Nature of the Beast from 1981 followed by Harder…Faster (1979). And how is it possible for a band with this many domestic and international hits to have never won a Juno?
Sad news this week as we hear of the death of bass player Steve Lang, who served with the band from 1976 until 1984. Guitarist Brian Greenway offered up this message:
It is with great sadness that I let you know that Steve Lang passed away last Saturday. I was in many bands with Steve. Steve was the bassist of April Wine 1975 to 1984. All the big hits. Steve also did very well as a Financial Investor with his own company. He was a friend of 50 years. Steve was 67. My sincere condolences to his family.
No cause of death has been released.