Bones Hillman

New Zealand musician

Wayne Stevens (7 May 1958 – 7 November 2020), known by the stage name Bones Hillman, was a New Zealand musician. He was best known as the bass guitarist for the Australian alternative rock band Midnight Oil, which he joined in 1987 and remained with until his death in 2020.[1] He was born in Auckland.[2]

Hillman died on 7 November 2020 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from cancer at the age of 62.[3]


  1. "Bassist and singer Bones Hillman comes home". The New Zealand Herald. 10 July 2004. Retrieved 21 September 2011.
  2. "Bones Hillman looks back on his colourful career". Noted. Archived from the original on 2019-06-26. Retrieved 2019-06-26. {{cite web}}: More than one of |archivedate= and |archive-date= specified (help); More than one of |archiveurl= and |archive-url= specified (help)
  3. "Midnight Oil's Bones Hillman dies, aged 62". The Australian. Retrieved 9 November 2020.