AOR vocalist Brian Howe died of cardiac arrest while en route to a hospital in Florida on May 6th. Having sung for Shy (1979-80), White Spirit (1981), Ted Nugent (1984) and Bad Company (1986-94), Howe died aged 66.
Category: Fallen Heroes
Mullin played on all studio albums by Corrosion of Conformity except 2005’s “In the Arms of God”.
Neil Peart played drums with Canadian progressive hard rock power trio Rush from 1974 until 2015. Having secretly battled Glioblastoma, Peart died on January 7th, 2020. Read all about his life here!
Danish bassist Timi Hansen played in the Danish heavy metal band Mercyful Fate from 1981 to 1985 and from 1992 to 1993, and its successor project King Diamond from 1985 to 1987.
“Every rock drummer since has been influenced in some way by Ginger – even if they don’t know it.” – Neil Peart of Rush
Larry Junstrom was one of the founding members of the southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd (1964-71) and played bass in 38 Special from 1977 until 2014.
Richard Brunelle joined American death metal pioneers Morbid Angel as second guitarist in 1985, appearing on “Abominations Of Desolation”, “Altars of Madness” and “Blessed are the Sick”. Richard Brunelle passed away on Monday, September 23 at the age of 55.
Shy toured with the likes of Bon Jovi, Meat Loaf, Twisted Sister, Gary Moore, Magnum, Manowar, Badlands and UFO. Mills also sang backing vocals on Cinderella’s debut album, “Night Songs”. The band’s 1987 album, the AOR classic “Excess All Areas”, featured Shy’s biggest hit, the Don Dokken co-write “Break Down the Walls”.
As a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, six time Grammy winner, songwriter, producer and performer, Dr. John created a unique musical blend which carried New Orleans at its’ heart. He also put on theatrical stage shows inspired by medicine shows, Mardi Gras costumes and voodoo ceremonies.
Brazilian vocalist, pianist and composer Andre Matos died on June 8th following a heart attack. Having become an international name through his time fronting Angra, Matos was also associated with Viper, Shaaman, Symfonia and Avantasia. Since 2006, Matos had been dedicating his time primarily to his solo band.
Roky Erickson sadly passed away due to unknown causes on May 31st, 2019, having lived a troubled life but one that happily also included a triumphant return in recent years.
Formerly of The Roadducks (who released one album, “Get Ducked” in 1987), Phil McCormack had stood in for Brown briefly in early 1992 (the same year as he sung on two tracks, “Let Me Be Your Driver” and the title track off the Savoy Brown album “Let It Ride”) and joined them as their new singer in 1995.
Aged 73, Paul Raymond died from a heart attack on April 13th 2019, having just started on what UFO – who he first joined in 1976 – refers to as their final world tour, “Last Orders: 50th Anniversary”. Raymond’s career stretched from jazz through psychedelic pop and progressive blues to hard and heavy rock, recording with the likes of Plastic Penny, Chicken Shack, Savoy Brown, MSG, Waysted and his own Paul Raymond Project.
The Irish guitarist, singer and songwriter Bernie Tormé died yesterday, one day before he would have turned 67. Tormé is probably most remembered for finding success with former Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillan, whose band Gillan he joined in 1979.
The Scottish drummer Edward “Ted” McKenna (10 March 1950 – 19 January 2019) has died of hemorrhage during...
Danish singer/songwriter, guitarist and band leader Kim Melius Flyvholm Larsen was born in Copenhagen on October 23rd,...