Joey Alves died on March 12, 2017.
He was an American rhythm and lead guitarist, backing vocals.
He was active in the band during 1974–1989; 2004, and 2016 as a touring guest.
He was a member of Y&T , they were originally known as Yesterday & Today.
They were an American hard rock/heavy metal band formed in 1974.
Originally, the band hail from Oakland, California.
They released two studio albums on London Records as Yesterday & Today in the 1970s, before shortening their name to Y&T and releasing several albums on A&M Records beginning in 1981, as well as albums on Geffen Records, Avex Records, and others.
Y&T was originally co-managed by Herbie Herbert (who also managed Journey) and Louis “Lou” Bramy.
They have sold over 4 million albums worldwide to date.
Joey Alves passed away at 63 years old.