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Username: jzstephan

Post Number: 201
Registered: 1-2012
Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 9:03 pm:   Edit Post
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3075
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 8:46 am:   Edit Post

I send my sincere hopes for recovery , and healing vibes to Rocco . He has most definitely has had a large influence on my hand technique. I think many Bass players have learned from and emulated his "delivery " and sixteenth note punctuation as well , perhaps even The Great Jaco Pastorius !
Username: adriaan

Post Number: 3056
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 1:11 pm:   Edit Post

That was last April. For more up-to-date information perhaps best to refer to the TOP website.
Advanced Member
Username: jzstephan

Post Number: 220
Registered: 1-2012
Posted on Wednesday, January 01, 2014 - 9:02 pm:   Edit Post
Advanced Member
Username: jcdlc72

Post Number: 286
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 6:34 am:   Edit Post

For some reason, when I clicked on the link it showed me a cell phone shaped web page with some interesting sections (Mobile Tower of Power page), but no news from rocco. So I had to go to the "desktop" website ( and, not so gladly, found this:

"Rocco Prestia Kidney Transplant Update: Please Read

Hey everybody, Rocco here. I just wanted to give you an update on what's happening with me. First off I'd like to thank everyone who has either donated to my medical fund or given their time and energy. It is greatly appreciated to say the least! As far far as my health goes, as you know, I am not well enough to be on the road with Tower Of Power at this time. My kidney function numbers although way below normal have been holding steady. I'm feeling OK however I am in need of a kidney transplant as soon as possible. According to the medical team, even though I feel OK right now my condition can deteriorate suddenly.

I know some of you thought we had a donor and we were ready to go. Unfortunately at the 11th hour that changed. After some final testing, the person who was a match is no longer a viable donor. Needless to say, there was a lot of disappointment. Now we are regrouping and again looking for potential donors. If anyone is interested there is more information available You can also email me at

It's hard to find the right words to express how much I appreciate the generosity and love you have shown me so for now I'll just say so long and and I'll see you down the road!!

THANK YOU so much for your support!

Sincerely, ROCCO

A fund has been started to assist with the costs of his kidney transplant. In order to help with the medical expenses that will not be covered by insurance a medical fund, The "HELP ROCCO FUND" has been established. Please consider making a donation so that we can help Rocco to continuing to play Live And In Living Color for many more years to come.

Donations can be made on the web through PayPal, or by regular mail by sending a check. You can donate through Paypal even if you are not a paypal member.Please click on the link below which will take you to the PayPal page that has been set up for Rocco."

Well, needless to say, my prayers and best wishes are (as they have been for quite some time) with Rocco. May he find the necessary help to overcome this.
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11274
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 3:55 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks for the update, Juan.

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