REST IN PEACE!

With so many well known musicians that have died and many aging rockers that will join them in the years ahead I thought it would be a good time to pay tribute to some of our fallen heroes. Some of the names are well known, others are not. Please feel free to submit any others that I missed but they must have played or sang on at least one album that most hard rock / metal fans would know. I think I am going to keep the list at people that died 1980 or later and I am only going to put names on here from bands that I would cover on this site which is hard rock and most genres of metal except extreme death and black metal. x Scot

 

Nick Menza (drums) Megadeth - 05/21/16

Lemmy - 12/28/15

Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor (drums) Motorhead - 11/11/15

Jeff Hanneman (guitar) FUCKING SLAYER!!! - 5/02/13

Clive Burr (drums) Iron Maiden - 3/12/13
original drummer that played on the first 3 albums

Eric Cook (guitar) Lethal - 8/23/12

Jon Lord (keyboards) Deep Purple - 7/16/12

Ronnie Montrose (guitar) Montrose, Gamma - 3/03/12

Mark Reale (guitar) Riot - 1/25/12

Jani Lane (singer) Warrant - 8/11/11

Andrew "Mac" McDermott - (vocals) Threshold - 8/03/11

Michael "Wurzel" Burston - (guitar) Motorhead (84-95) - 7/09/11

Matt LaPorte (guitar) Jon Oliva's Pain - 4/20/11

Scott Columbus (drums) Manowar - 4/04/11

Mike Starr (bass) Alice In Chains - 3/08/11
original bass player that played on Facelift, Sap and Dirt

Henrik Ostergaard (vocals / guitar) Dirty Looks - 1/27/11

Phil Kennemore (bass) Y&T - 1/07/11

Steve Lee (singer) Gotthard - 10/05/10

Paul Gray (bass) Slipknot - 5/24/10

Ronnie James Dio - 5/16/10

Peter Steel (bass/vocals) Type O Negative - 4/14/10

Mike Alexander (bass) Evile - 10/05/09

John Patrick Jr. McDonald - a.k.a. Midnight (vocals) Crimson Glory - 7/08/09
he sang on the first 3 Crimson Glory albums

Miika Tenkula (guitar) Sentenced - 2/18/09

Steve Isham (keyboards) Autograph - 12/09/08

Munetaka Higuchi (drums) Loudness - 11/30/08

Michael Baker (vocals) Shadow Gallery - 10/29/08

Gus Chambers (vocals) Grip Inc. - 10/13/08

John Rutsey (original drummer) Rush - 5/11/08
he played drums on the classic self titled album from 1974

John Fowler (original drummer) Steelheart - 3/21/08

Daniel MacMaster (vocals) Bonham - 3/16/08

Kevin Dubrow (vocals) Quiet Riot - 11/19/07

Mark St. John (guitar) Kiss - 4/05/07
Mark played on the Animalize album

Garry Dalloway (vocals) The Handsome Beasts - 8/20/06

Denis "Piggy" D'Amour (guitar) Voivod - 8/26/05

David Wayne (vocals) Metal Church, Reverend, Wayne - 5/09/05

Andy “Henner” Allendörfer (vocals) Squealer - 1/16/05

"Dimebag" Darrell Abbott (guitar) Pantera, Damageplan - 12/08/04

Alex Nelson (guitar) Lizzy Borden - 5/17/04

Guy Speranza (vocals) Riot (76-81) - 11/08/03

Paul Samson (guitar) Samson - 8/09/02
Samson was the band that Bruce Dickinson was in before joining Iron Maiden.

Robbin Crosby (guitar) Ratt - 6/06/02

Layne Staley (vocals) Alice In Chains - 4/05/02

Randy Castillo (drums) Oz.zy, Motley Crue - 3/26/02

Paul Baloff (vocals) Exodus - 2/02/02

Chuck Schuldiner (guitar/vocals) Death, Control Denied - 12/13/01

Gar Samuelson (drums) Megadeth (84-87) - 7/22/99

Frank Star (vocals) The Four Horsemen - 6/18/99

Cozy Powell (drums) Rainbow, Michael Schenker Group,
Whitesnake, Black Sabbath among others - 4/05/98

Tim Kelly (guitar) Slaughter - 2/05/98

Glen Buxton (guitar) original Alice Cooper band - 10/19/97

Metallica (band) died sometime in 1995
update: reborn in 2008!

Carl Albert (vocals) Vicious Rumors - 4/22/95

Ingo Schwichtenberg (drums) Helloween (84-93) - 3/08/95

Ken "Dimwit" Montgomery (drums) The Four Horsemen - 9/27/94

Rhett Forrester (vocals) Riot (81-84) - 1/22/94

Ray Gillen - (vocals) Badlands - 12/01/93

Chris Oliva (guitar) Savatage - 10/17/93

Paul Hackman (guitar) Helix - 7/05/92

Eric Carr (drums) Kiss - 11/24/91

Steve Clark (guitar) Def Leppard - 1/08/91

Dave Prichard (guitar) Armored Saint - 2/27/90

Cliff Burton (bass) Metallica - 9/27/86

Phil Lynott (bass / vocals) Thin Lizzy - 1/04/86

David Byron (vocals) Uriah Heep (69-76) - 2/28/85

Nicholas "Razzle" Dingley (drums) Hanoi Rocks - 12/09/84

Randy Rhoads (guitar) Oz.zy Osbourne - 3/19/82

John Bonham (drums) Led Zeppelin - 9/25/80

Bon Scott (vocals) AC/DC - 2/19/80


Some other rock / classic rock / hard rock singers and musicians that have died since 1980.

John Wetton (bass / vocals) - Asia - 1/31/17

Trevor Bolder (bass) - Uriah Heep - 5/21/13

Gary Moore (guitar) Thin Lizzy / guitar & vocals on solo cds - 2/06/11

Richard Wright (keyboards) Pink Floyd - 9/15/08

Jeff Healey - 03/02/08

Brad Delp (singer) Boston - 3/09/07

Sandy West (drums) The Runnaways - 10/21/06

Raymond "Boz" Burrell (bass) Bad Company - 9/21/06

Duane Roland (guitar) Molly Hatchet (75-90) - 6/19/06

Rod Price (guitar) Foghat - 3/22/05

Jakson "Thunderfoot" Spires - Blackfoot - 3/16/05

Danny Joe Brown (original singer) Molly Hatchet - 3/10/05

Scott Smith (bass) Loverboy - 11/30/00

"Lonesome" Dave Peverett (singer) Foghat - 2/07/00

Bobby Chouinard (drums) - Billy Squier, Gary Moore, Ted Nugent (Penetrator) Alice Cooper (Trash) - 3/08/97

Darrell Sweet (drums) Nazareth - 4/30/99

Brian "Too Loud" MacLeod (guitar) Headpins - 4/25/92

Freddy Mercury (singer) Queen - 11/24/91

David Byron (original singer) Uriah Heep - 2/28/85


 

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