Sunday, March 4, 2012

Ronnie Montrose R.I.P

It sames like musicians are dropping like flies in 2012. Whitney Houston, Davy Jones, Michael Davis of MC5, guitarist Mac Weston and guitarist Larry Reinhardt are some I blogged about. Dick Kniss a bass player Peter, Paul, and Mary and Riot founder Mark Reale have passed away. But there are still more. UFO, Diamond Head, and Wishbone Ash drummer Robbie France and NRBQ drummer Tom Ardolino passed away. The above were some I didn't blog about but have passed away. I'm sure there have been some more obscure artists who passed away as well.

Ronnie Montrose was not obscure. However, he was the next rocker the world lost in 2012. Ronnie founded the band Montrose with Sammy Hagar. Before that he played with Van Morrison and the Edgar Winter Group. Official word on how he died has not been released. It is known he was battling prostate cancer. According to his official website "he chose his own exit the way he chose his own life."

His signature song was Bad Motor Scooter..

Recently he would give away a guitar o be auctioned off at each tour spot to support a local charity in need. Ronnie was more than Rock Candy..

Ronnie Montrose will be missed R.I.P...

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