John Pierce has been the bass player for Huey Lewis and the News since 1994. John did appear with the News for a brief stint in 1986, in support of the album ‘Fore’. John enjoyed that month with the band while the hit “Stuck With You” was number one on all the US charts. Eight years later his dream of being a permanent member became a reality.
John met the News back in the late 70’s when he was a member of another Marin County band, Pablo Cruise. He grew up in Los Angeles and made his career decision at the age of five, playing a variety of instruments before settling on the bass guitar. After two years at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, John became one of LA’s busiest studio musicians, playing with the likes of Mick Jagger, Tom Petty, Bruce Hornsby, Paul Westerberg and Boz Scaggs.
It was during this time, while working with Boz on the album ‘Middle Man’ record producer/ engineer Bill Schnee introduced John to the band Pablo Cruise. After joining the band John lived in the Bay Area for four years.
John now resides back in Los Angeles and works on sessions when not holding down the low end for the News.
He also worked with Stevie Nicks, Celine Dion, Steve Lukather, Cher, Richard Marx and many others. (source)
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