R.I.P. To Some Legendary Musicians

Here is a SMALL tribute to those musicians who were BRILLIANT during their time on earth.  Here is the comprehensive list compiled by a blogger (thomas10) and a very good one at that.  I missed a bunch until I read this.


…and NO I will not have Cobain or Winehouse on here because I think they were both groundbreaking but not to the level of the following. I wanted to single out my personal favorites and  I only attached videos to some as they were either a lesser known performance or just an incredible performance that needed to be shared…… And with all much due respect to the  musicians who died,  you will never be forgotten and we have your music to live through forever. ENJOY and remember the past is prologue.

CLICK  SONG TITLES TO JAM  and SORRY about the Ads for some


Rhett Forrester (1956- 1994) Lead Singer of RIOT

Mark Reale (1955-2012) Lead Guitarist Of RIOT 

RIOT Circa 1982

Mark Reale of the band RIOT died Wednesday.  He, along with Rhett Forrester were the reason why RIOT was such an underrated band in the 80s.
So fucking tragic how Lead Singer Rhett Forrester died.

From Wiki: “Rhett Forrester was shot and killed in Atlanta, Georgia on January 22, 1994 at the age of 37 after he refused to give up his vehicle in an attempted carjacking. His murder remains unsolved.”

Just listen to the vocals and guitar….Not a good copy but just LISTEN…..

RIOT – Restless Breed (LIVE 1982)


Hendrix (1942-1970)

Jimi Hendrix & His Band Of Gypsys –
Hear My Train A Comin’
(LIVE at the Fillmore East NYE 1969)

*Jimi Hendrix – Stone Free*
(LIVE at the Fillmore East January 1, 1970) 

*NOTE: the video does not match the audio…JUST LISTEN TO THE MASTER AT WORK

Stevie Ray Vaughan  (1954-1990)

SRV – Texas Flood” LIVE 1982)

*SRV – **Little Wing (LIVE 1990)

*DISCLAIMER* – no sound on left side but its worth it….wear ONLY right headphone.

**Alpine Valley WI, 8/27/90… Last words before he walked off stage “If i dont see you again in this life ill see you in the next, dont be late”


And He Played a Rickenbacker…..BONUS

Cliff Burton (1962-1986) Bass Player For Metallica

I think this one goes with out saying, but it gives me a chance to post my ALL TIME favorite Metallica song….and yes its fucking fast.

Metallica – Disposable Heroes (LIVE 1985)*

*First time of Disposable Heroes. Live at MetalHammer Festival,Germany September 1985


Randy Rhoads (1956-1982) Guitarist For Quiet Riot & Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne – I Don’t Know (LIVE)*

Just a blistering performance by a TRUE master that went way too soon….

*The famous King Biscuit Flower Hour show from 7/28/81.

Live at the St Dennis Theater.


James Honeyman Scott (1956-1982) Guitarist For The Pretenders

When The Pretenders ROCKED

The Pretenders – Tattoed Love Boys

This fucking song STILL rocks my face off to this day…..just an absolute JAM!!!!


Hillel Slovak  (1962-1988)  Guitarist For Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Hollywood (AFrica) LIVE

Red Hot Chili Peppers performing a cover The Meters’ song “Africa”, called “Hollywood” on the German music festival Rockpalast in St. Goarshausen on August 17, 1985.


Shannon Hoon (1967-1995) Lead Singer Of Blind Melon

I remember like it was yesterday when my friends said “lets go check out Blind Melon at Tips” only to be heading there and finding out as we were walking towards Tips that he had died….WHAT A VOICE!!!

Blind Melon – Galaxie


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Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan (1981-2009)  Drummer Of Avenged Sevenfold

Avenged Sevenfold – Bat Country (Live In LBC)

Paul Gray (1972-2010) Bassist Of  Slipknot

Slipknot – Before I Forget (LIVE) Download 2009

Slipknot – Duality (LIVE) MT V WORLD STAGE

FUCKING WOW  is all I can say after watching these TWO videos



Brian Connolly – Lead Singer of  Sweet  (1947-1997)

Image Detail“Time is no healer When you’re not there Lonely fever Sad words in the air Some things are better left unsaid I’m gonna spend my days in bed I’ll walk the streets at night To be hidden by the city lights city lights”

ONE OF MY ALLTIME FAVORITE SONGS….just reminds me of 70s AM radio plus the long version jams…give it a listen

Sweet – Love Is Like Oxygen (12″ Long version)


Layne Staley (1967-2002) Lead Singer Of Alice In Chains

Alice In Chains – Angry Chair

Alice In Chains – It Aint Like That (LIVE)


Phil Lynott (1949-1986) Lead Singer & Bass Player For Thin Lizzy

Gary Moore (1952-2011) Lead Guitarist For Thin Lizzy 

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Phil Lynott

Thin Lizzy – Genocide (LIVE) Rockpalast 81′


Thin Lizzy – Are You Ready (LIVE) 

Thin Lizzy – Chinatown & Hollywood (LIVE) 


Dimebag Darrell (1966-2004) Guitarist For Pantera

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Pantera – Cowboys From Hell (LIVE Ozzfest)

If you don’t enjoy this you are legally dead.

Pantera – Domination (LIVE) Moscow 1991 *

This shit is heavier than Clint Eastwood’s balls

*DISREGARD the RED bar on screen


Joe Strummer (1952-2002) Lead Singer For The Clash

The Clash – London Calling

The Clash – Radio Clash

“I nearly murdered somebody, and it made me realise that you can’t face violence with violence. It doesn’t work.” – Joe Strummer


Michael Hutchence (1960-1997) Lead Singer of  INXS

INXS – Original Sin

Sorry, but his voice STILL fucking rocks and try being a teenager and NOT liking this song when every teenage girl you like wants to sit on his face.


Michael Jackson (1958-2009)

Before MJ decided to become WHITE

This album and song is his BEST work in my opinion.

Michael Jackson – Off The Wall

“So tonight,
Gotta leave that nine to five upon the shelf
An’ just enjoy yourself,
Let the madness in the music get to you”


Bob Marley (1945-1981) Guitarist & Lead Singer Bob Marley & The Wailers

No one could capture that LIVE feeling better than Bob Marley….just watch this video and you can almost feel his passion the way he sings….just awe inspiring to this day

I would KILL someone to travel back in time to see this show…..WOW FUCKING WOW

Bob Marley – War / No More Trouble (LIVE)


Elvis Presley (1935-1977)

What a smooth fucking song from the ONLY good Elvis movie and its filmed in New Orleans

Elvis – Crawfish (1958) from the movie “King Creole”


Ian Curtis  (1956-1980) Lead Singer of Joy Division

Without Ian Curtis, there is no New Order and without New Order there is NO Depeche Mode, hence NO Nine Inch Nails….to a degree….you get where I am going…..HUGE influence and groundbreaking on so many levels….

Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart


Bon Scott (1946-1980) Lead Singer of AC/DC

Bon Scott - tattoos

I fucking LOVE LOVE LOVE Bon Scott…


AC/DC – If You Want Blood (You Got It)

AC/DC – Problem Child  (LIVE)

AC/DC -Jailbreak


And the ones I did not mention that you already know and know all of their classics….


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Otis Redding (1941-1967)


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Freddie Mercury (1946-1991) Lead Singer of Queen


John Bonham (1948-1980) Drummer for Led Zeppelin



Ronnie Van Zant (1948-1977) Lead Singer for Lynyrd Skynyrd
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Sam Cooke (1931-1964)



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Steve Clark (1960-1991) Lead Guitarist of Def Leppard


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Kevin DuBrow (1955-2007) Lead Singer of Quiet Riot
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Marvin Gaye (1939-1984)


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Keith Moon (1946-1978) Drummer for The Who


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Jim Morrison (1943-1971) Lead Singer of The Doors

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