Ronnie Montrose – Rest In Peace

Ronnie Montrose – Legendary guitarist and Hard Rock & Heavy Metal pioneer Ronnie Montrose passed away on Saturday, March 3rd, 2012, at the age of 64. From numerous credible reports, it has been stated that Ronnie Montrose was battling prostate cancer. Metal Odyssey expresses condolences to the family, friends and fans of Ronnie Montrose.

The A-list of musicians that Ronnie Montrose had recorded and played with throughout his legendary career is extensive, (Boz Skaggs, Van Morrison, The Edgar Winter Group) to name a few. Ronnie Montrose had of course, his very own legendary Hard Rock band Montrose, a band in which Sammy Hagar debuted in, fronted and received his career break from. Ronnie Montrose also enjoyed much success with the Rock/Hard Rock/AOR band Gamma.

The Rock N’ Roll of Ronnie Montrose shall live on forever. Rest in peace, Ronnie Montrose.

(Top album photo: Montrose – debut/ST, Warner Bros. from 1973)


6 Responses to “Ronnie Montrose – Rest In Peace”

  1. Oh man, this is terrible news. Ronnie Montrose was an amazing guitarist, and a huge influence on me. The ‘Montrose’ debut album was rock’n’roll milestone. ‘Space Station No.5’, the sledgehammer rifforama of ‘Rock Candy’, and the pure class of ‘Bad Motor Scooter’. As a young teenager, I’d never heard a guitar sound like it in my life.
    RIP Ronnie, you’re a legend.

  2. This was sad news, I discovered Montrose and looked into them because Sammy Hagar was once their vocalist and I am glad I did because their first two albums are metal classics IMO.

    Rest in peace Ronnie Montrose and thank you for the music

  3. I remember listening to some Montrose back in the day and it kicked ass. It’s sad to see another great rocker leave us.
    R.I.P. Ronnie Montrose

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