GARY MOORE – The Official Website for Gary Moore has reported today, Sunday, February 6, 2011, the following sad message: “It is with deep sorrow and regret, that we have to announce that Gary Moore passed away while on holiday in Spain last night. Our thoughts are with his children, family and friends at this sad time. Gary Moore, RIP.”

Metal Odyssey expresses heartfelt condolences to the children, family, friends and fans of Gary Moore. Gary Moore was and forever will be a guitar legend. The sounds I’ve always heard come from the guitar of Gary Moore were also musical lyrics… for Gary Moore could make his guitar sing to my ears. As a vocalist, Gary Moore kept it real, there were no pretensions.

To say that I am saddened and shocked at learning the news of Gary Moore passing away is an absolute understatement. Gary Moore has left us all with an incredible and extensive catalog of music, that will live on forever. From Hard Rock to the Blues, Gary Moore’s music has made many happy moments for me throughout my life. The music of Gary Moore will continue to have that same affect on me, without question. I’m certain countless others feel this same way. The music of Gary Moore will live on forever.

One of my favorite albums from Gary Moore is After The War. This album was released back in 1989. I can’t say it enough times, just how much this album has lifted my spirits and made me feel great over the years. That’s the magical thing that musicians and vocalists can do… they can move you to greater emotional heights, especially when you are feeling down. Thank you Gary Moore for making this fan feel great from the music you created.

Back on June 6th, 2010, I wrote a review on the album – After The War. I aimed to salute this sensational album and give Gary Moore his deserved and just applause. If you would like to read it, just click the header below:



1952 – 2011




  1. I really is a shame that he passed away he was a talented guitarist and he left ome fantastic albums behind like After the War, Run For Cover, and Victims of the Future not to mention his work with Thin Lizzy.

    • metalodyssey Says:

      You said it dude. It’s like, well, listening to Gary Moore play guitar just always made me feel like “everything is o.k.” around me and that is a special quality I liked about the tone(s) Gary resonated.

  2. Stone, I just got this news last night as I returned from a gig. He was just 4 hours down the road from me in Spain. On Friday, I was in my local, chatting with one of his sound techs, discussing what strings he used! I just can’t believe he’s gone. I would put him in the Top 5 guitarists of all time. He combined the soul of Kossoff with the technical ability of a Satriani. We shan’t see his like again. R.I.P. Gary.

    • metalodyssey Says:

      Yes Kev, it’s a small world out there, isn’t it? Everything is somehow connected within this Rock ‘N’ Roll world we love so much. I agree with your every thought. Live and love life Kev, while I’ll do the same.

  3. I discovered Gary Moore because a guy I knew picked up “After The War” back in early 1990. I was just blown away and picked it up, as well as his previous solo releases. I am a bigger fan of those releases than I am of the “Blues” releases, but at least he saw success in the U.S. with those albums. As kevmoore stated, I would also put him in my Top 5 of all time greatest guitarists. He will be sorely missed. RIP.

    • metalodyssey Says:

      Quite honestly, it’s his 1990 album “Still Got The Blues” that made me aware that Blues Rock was very cool to turn on to. I don’t possess every Blues album Gary made afterwards… I will pick up a couple more very soon though. “Still Got The Blues” and ZZ Top’s “One Foot In The Blues” from 1994 gave me another avenue of music to appreciate. Sure, it’s always fun to be “Metal”… at the end of the day though, it’s all about being a musician… and that’s what Gary Moore was.

      I won’t argue with Gary Moore being in Kev’s or your “Top 5” guitarists of all time. He was and always will be a top favorite for me as well. Losing Gary Moore is one of the reasons why I don’t take the music we all love and the bands/musicians we follow for granted. That’s why I always end my posts at the very bottom with “Long Live…”

      Life is too short and delicate.

  4. I meant no disrespect with the mis-spelling of Gary Moore. It is 6:30 am here and I am still waking up.

    • metalodyssey Says:

      What misspelling? I’ve got you covered buddy! It’s been “mysteriously” fixed. 😉

      • Very Cool. Thank You.

        • guineapig Says:

          I was googling Garry Moore and found this site and your comment and the sad news of his death. I saw him play in 1972 at the Brighton Dome, England as a support act and asked him to autograph my program and he signed it Garry Moore with two Rs. I guess he must have dropped one of the Rs to make life easier. So you were kind of right first time.

          • metalodyssey Says:

            If you still have that signed program, it is a sure treasure! 🙂

            • guineapig Says:

              So sorry. I got this story wrong. I found the program that I hadn’t looked at for years. He had autographed his name correctly. It was the program that had listed him as Gary More with one O. I’ll check my facts before posting in future.

          • metalodyssey Says:

            No need to apologize… I’ve made a mistake here and there too with facts or spelling! It’s all good. 😉

  5. I was saddened to hear about his death, I have been listening to his music since I was 14 years old when I read an article in Guitar Player Magazine that featured up and coming Metal guitarist.

    I even followed him in his blues era which I loved and he was big part of the soundtrack to my life and he will be greatly missed.

    • metalodyssey Says:

      When you mention “big part of the soundtrack to my life”, that only shows how enormous Gary Moore truly was as a musician. Thanks for sharing, Manny.

  6. This is getting depressing! HOw more great rockers are going to die?

    • metalodyssey Says:

      I shudder to think about it. Yes, it’s been a very crazy “run” the last two years now.

      • The longer we live, the more artists we will lose. It is an inevitability of life. The legends will live on even after the men & women, who gave rise to them, pass away. The frequency of the losses, now, put the writing on the wall for our own mortalities. We were young when we discovered these artists who already had a few years on us. Now, we are older than they were when we discovered them. This hit me like a sledgehammer when Ronnie James DIO passed away. There will be another year, and another loss… hopefully only one. On the other hand, each artist leaves behind a catalog of brilliant music, which has touched and enriched our lives, which will forever live on. When we were younger, we thought of them as Gods, for it seems they could no wrong. As we grew older, we saw them as human, for not every piece of music seemed written in gold. As they pass on, those that leave a mark on the world and music in our hearts, are truly seen by all for what we already knew them to be… Legends.

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