Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep’s new movie ‘Ricki & The Flash’ is dedicated to her band’s bassist in the film.
Rick Rosas, who plays Buster opposite the 66-year-old actress’ rocker character Ricki, lost his battle with cancer in November shortly after filming wrapped on the Jonathan Demme project, reported Vanityfair online.
There is a special tribute to him in the credits at the end of the movie.
Born in Los Angeles in 1949, Rosas also worked with Demme on 2006’s ‘Neil Young: Heart of Gold’ documentary.
One of California’s most in-demand session musicians, he also worked with Joe Walsh, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ron Wood and Etta James.
He was the only bassist to have played in three of Neil Young’s bands – Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Crazy Horse.
The new film has other ties to Neil Young – the rocker taught Streep how to play guitar for the project.