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TrebMaxx
03-04-2012, 04:10 PM
Hell of a rocker, RIP.

http://news.yahoo.com/rock-guitarist-ronnie-montrose-dies-204529686.html

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose, who formed the band that bore his name and performed with some of rock's heavy hitters, has passed away.

His booking agent, Jim Douglas, says Montrose passed away at his home in Millbrae on Saturday. He was 64.

Douglas says Montrose had been in declining health for some time battling prostate cancer and what Douglas termed "personal demons."

Besides forming his own band in 1973, Montrose also performed with a number of rockers, including Sammy Hagar, Herbie Hancock, Van Morrison, Boz Scaggs and the Edgar Winter Group. Douglas says Montrose was working on releasing a DVD and starting a tour that would have taken him all across the U.S.

Montrose is survived by his wife, Leighsa, as well as a son, a daughter and five grandchildren.

TrebMaxx
03-04-2012, 04:11 PM
I wonder if anyone had him in the death pool?

seclark
03-04-2012, 04:14 PM
rip
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Ebolapox
03-04-2012, 04:18 PM
RIP

excessive
03-04-2012, 04:55 PM
"Get on your bad motorscooter and ride." RIP

RippedmyFlesh
03-04-2012, 05:00 PM
Saw him live while he was with Edgar Winter as a kid and was a fan for life.
RIP Ronnie and thanks for the fun times.

ChiefButthurt
03-04-2012, 06:50 PM
Damn....saw him in 1976 with Journey and Van Halen.. RIP dude.

CrazyHorse
03-04-2012, 07:06 PM
aw man.

r.i.p.

splatbass
03-04-2012, 08:45 PM
Damn....saw him in 1976 with Journey and Van Halen.. RIP dude.

If it was at Memorial Hall in KC, KS. I was there too. But I think it was 1978. Van Halen's first tour.

plbrdude
03-04-2012, 08:58 PM
RIP Mr. Montrose, you were a great musician

Nzoner
03-04-2012, 10:02 PM
If it was at Memorial Hall in KC, KS. I was there too. But I think it was 1978. Van Halen's first tour.

VH also opened for Black Sabbath in September of '78 at Municipal,I don't recall them touring in '76,in fact the first album wasn't released until Feb '78

BTW

RIP in Ronnie you were a great rocker.

alpha_omega
03-04-2012, 10:09 PM
RIP

splatbass
03-04-2012, 10:31 PM
VH also opened for Black Sabbath in September of '78 at Municipal,I don't recall them touring in '76,in fact the first album wasn't released until Feb '78

BTW

RIP in Ronnie you were a great rocker.

They also played a Summer Jam at what was then Royals Stadium in the summer of '78 (or maybe it was '79, the '70s are a little hazy to me....). They opened for Kansas, Steve Miller and Eddie Money. I was at that one too. David Lee Roth didn't know where he was and yelled out "Hello Kansas!". :)

Tombstone RJ
03-04-2012, 11:21 PM
Bummer, love Montrose when Sammy Hagar was the front man. The music was really ahead of it's time. Just good, fast, hard rockin music.

Inmem58
03-04-2012, 11:29 PM
Who?

Nzoner
03-05-2012, 05:03 AM
They also played a Summer Jam at what was then Royals Stadium in the summer of '78 (or maybe it was '79, the '70s are a little hazy to me....). They opened for Kansas, Steve Miller and Eddie Money. I was at that one too. David Lee Roth didn't know where he was and yelled out "Hello Kansas!". :)

You were right with '78 I was at that show as well,as I recall VH played all of 5 or 6 songs.

BoneKrusher
03-05-2012, 06:42 AM
to me, those first two Montrose albums became instant classics.

RIP Ronnie.