Sorry to report this. Bare Trees was an influence, and I liked the way this guy played.


Bob Welch, a former member of the band Fleetwood Mac, was found dead at his Nashville home Thursday.

A Metro police spokesperson said Welch's wife found him dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest at his home on Blue Hole Road in Antioch around 12:15 p.m.

He was 66 years old.

The police spokesperson said Welch recently had health issues but did not elaborate.

Welch was a guitarist for Fleetwood Mac in the early 1970s before the group achieved supergroup status with the albums Fleetwood Mac in 1975 and Rumours in 1977.

He was not among the members inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

Welch had a briefly successful solo career in the late 1970s. His singles included "Hot Love, Cold World", "Ebony Eyes", "Precious Love", and "Sentimental Lady."