So sad to hear about the passing of Willie.
Basse was awarded a certificate of honor last year for all his work as a musician who represents the Sunset Strip to local musicians and visitors alike. He loved the Whisky a Go-Go and The Rainbow, where he could often be seen making a deal or making music.
He was the frontman for Black Sheep, a 1980s metal band that featured a number of noteworthy musicians throughout its line-up changes.
Former members of the band included Slash, Paul Gilbert, Randy Castillo and James Kottak.
He will be sadly missed from all of us. #RIP