band·​mate | \ˈban(d)-ˌmāt \

Definition of bandmate 

: a fellow member of a band

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Well, technically Saturday night at Cleveland Public Auditorium was the celebration of Jon Bon Jovi's life, and that of his bandmates as the biggest name in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's 33rd annual induction ceremony. Chuck Yarborough,, "Moody Blues, Cars, Bon Jovi light up 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductions," 14 Apr. 2018 Music helped pull him out with the help of his bandmates — bassist Max Dunn, keyboardist Jung Kim, guitarist Joji Malani and drummer Donnie Borzestowski. Greg Kot,, "Gang of Youths finds hope after a nightmare," 29 Mar. 2018 However, one of the group's former bandmates was noticeably absent from the video. Jennifer Lance, Glamour, "The Spice Girls Reunion Tour Is Definitely Happening—Without Victoria Beckham," 5 Nov. 2018 Tommaso Boddi / Getty Images After 9/11, Boots Riley was touring around the country with his hip-hop band The Coup, but some of his bandmates dropped out because Riley was going to speak out onstage against the bombing of Afghanistan. Eric Johnson, Recode, "‘Sorry to Bother You’ director Boots Riley suspects social media platforms are hiding politics they don’t like," 8 Oct. 2018 Two days later, Underwood posted another photo of herself, this time one of her singing along with some of her bandmates. Tamara Fuentes, Country Living, "Everything You Need to Know About Carrie Underwood's Scary Injury," 10 Apr. 2018 Tipton hasn’t ruled out rejoining his bandmates for the occasional appearance as his health allows. Kendra Meinert, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Judas Priest's Halford: 'I'm a 66-year-old metalhead but I feel like a heavy metal kid'," 28 Mar. 2018 Rex Brown, a fellow founding member of the legendary metal band Pantera, has penned a heartfelt tribute to his former bandmate and friend, Vinnie Paul. Sam Tornow, Billboard, "Former Pantera Bassist Rex Brown Pens Emotional Tribute to Vinnie Paul: 'He Changed the Game'," 6 July 2018 Zayn Malik has a lot of tattoos — possibly even more than former bandmate Harry Styles. Samantha Sasso,, "Confirmed: Zayn Malik's Buzziest Tattoo Is A Tribute To Gigi Hadid," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of bandmate

1821, in the meaning defined above

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