Larry Melero, who played a vital part in the Cheap Trick live sound has passed away.

Photo - Tammy Vega

The man behind Rick Nielsen's guitar sound, has passed away. Lauro “Larry” Melero, died on Saturday Sept 22, 2018, of an apparent heart attack.

Larry worked with a variety of artists over the years from Godsmack, Sum 41, Gwen Stefani and Incubus. But how I know Larry, and a lot of you do is from his work with Cheap Trick.

Photo - Tammy Vega

Larry loved the guitar (he was an AMAZING musician) and loved sound.

Knowing quite a few people that have worked with Larry during his career and reading peoples comments online, Larry was loved by all. Always a smile, and laugh during the not so glamorous road life.

Photo - Tammy Vega

Our thoughts go out to Larry's wife and children, as well as Larry's Cheap Trick family.