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 

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…..


Hendrix (1942-1970)

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


Stevie Ray Vaughan  (1954-1990)

*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 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.

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


Randy Rhoads (1956-1982)

Guitarist Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne

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 The Pretenders

When The Pretenders ROCKED

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


Hillel Slovak  (1962-1988)  

Guitarist Red Hot Chili Peppers

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 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!!!


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

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Paul Gray (1972-2010) Bassist  Slipknot

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



Brian Connolly – Lead Singer  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


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


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

Gary Moore (1952-2011) Lead Guitarist Thin Lizzy 

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Phil Lynott



Image DetailDimebag Darrell (1966-2004) Guitarist Pantera


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

This shit is heavier than Clint Eastwood’s balls

*DISREGARD the RED bar on screen


Joe Strummer (1952-2002) Lead Singer The 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  INXS

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.

“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 and Lead Singer Bob Marley  and 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


Elvis Presley (1935-1977)

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


Ian Curtis  (1956-1980) Lead Singer 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….


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

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

Otis Redding (1941-1967) R&B Trailblazer

Freddie Mercury (1946-1991) Lead Singer Queen

John Bonham (1948-1980) Drummer Led Zeppelin


Ronnie Van Zant (1948-1977) Lead Singer  Lynyrd Skynyrd

Sam Cooke (1931-1964)

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Steve Clark (1960-1991) Lead Guitarist Def Leppard

Kevin DuBrow (1955-2007) Lead Singer Quiet Riot

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Marvin Gaye (1939-1984)

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Keith Moon (1946-1978) Drummer The Who

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Jim Morrison (1943-1971) Lead Singer The Doors

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