band·mate | \ˈban(d)-ˌmāt \

Definition of bandmate 

: a fellow member of a band

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Case soldiered on with two Disappears bandmates, drummer Noah Leger and guitarist Jonathan van Herik, becoming a new entity that pushed the minimalist drone of Disappears toward a more explicitly postpunk austerity. Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader, "Music / Post No Bills Post-Disappears trio Facs celebrate a stark new album with a new lineup," 29 Mar. 2018 The Yardbirds played their final show in 1968, although Page did fulfill contractual obligation as the Yardbirds and New Yardbirds on a string of dates that year with new bandmates Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham. Ed Masley, azcentral, "The Yardbirds through the years: Jim McCarty on life with Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page," 5 June 2018 Beckham’s first outfit of the day married slick tailoring and athletic details, perhaps a nod to her former bandmate Melanie Chisholm (aka Sporty Spice). Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Victoria Beckham Goes From Sporty to Posh in Paris," 14 Mar. 2018 Grohl opens up about a dark period after the suicide of friend and Nirvana bandmate Kurt Cobain in 1994. Hal Boedeker,, "Dave Grohl talks Foo Fighters, Kurt Cobain on ‘CBS Sunday Morning’," 6 July 2018 Glaswegian Tracyanne Campbell understandably retreated from playing music after her best friend and longtime bandmate in Camera Obscura Carey Lander died from bone cancer in 2015 at the age of 33. Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader, "Tracyanne Campbell works through the death of her Camera Obscura bandmate in a new duo with Danny Coughlan," 15 June 2018 Shinoda’s release is part of a 16-track album, Post Traumatic, that follows the tragic death of his bandmate Chester Bennington last summer, and is Shinoda’s first solo project. Raisa Bruner, Time, "5 Songs You Need to Listen to This Week," 15 June 2018 As the group records an album, Frank’s experimentalism inspires Jon in new ways, and tensions rise between Jon and his feisty bandmate Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal). Sara Aridi, New York Times, "What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Lover for a Day’ and ‘Operation Odessa’," 31 Mar. 2018 Sambora will be joined by his girlfriend - and RSO bandmate - Orianthi, who probably is familiar to Cleveland music fans as the blond guitarist for Alice Cooper. Chuck Yarborough,, "Mary J. Blige, Alabama Shakes' Howard among Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2018 presenters," 30 Mar. 2018

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1821, in the meaning defined above

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