Mark Stone was a professional bassist and the former bass guitarist for the prestigious American rock band, Van Halen.
He was born in 1954 in South California, in the United States of America. His brother, Brad Stone, is his only known family as he kept his family life completely away from the public domain.
Mark Stone Van Halen
Mark is forever remembered as the original bassist of revolutionary hard rock band, Van Halen. At a young age, he played a series of local backyard gigs together with the Van Halen brothers, Alex and Eddie, and called themselves Genesis. Their three-member band was renamed Mammoth with Eddie on vocals and guitar, Alex on drums and Mark on bass guitar. After the arrival of David Lee Roth in 1974, Mammoth birthed the legendary rock band, Van Halen. Mark’s stay at Van Halen was short-lived and had no official records with the band. However, he featured in the group’s early demos notably, Angel Eyes, Believe Me, Gentleman of Leisure and Glitter. As a result of his conflicting career and academics, Mark eventually left the band in1974 in order to focus on his education which was his topmost priority. That same year, he was replaced on bass guitar by Michael Anthony. Even after his departure, Mark maintained a good bond with his former band mates and was involved in their 2003 documentary, The Van Halen Story: The Early Years.
Mark Stone Net Worth
Mark Stone net worth was an estimated $150,000.
Mark Stone Wife
Mark Stone was a married man, however, the identity of his wife remains unknown.
Mark Stone Children
Mark had succeeded in keeping his family profile low and as such his children are unknown.
Mark Stone Death
Mark Stone died on September 26, 2020, after a long-suffering from cancer. He was 66. News of his tragic passing was confirmed by his brother Brad Stone, in the early hours of September 27, 2020.
Mark Stone Height
He is 5’8″(1.72 m) in height.