Leslie West, guitarist of rock band Mountain, has died at 75
West, an iconic guitarist-vocalist who was behind several 70s rock anthems including Mississippi Queen with the popular band Mountain, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, in Palm Coast, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)LOS ANGELES – Leslie West, an iconic guitarist-vocalist who was behind several '70s rock anthems including “Mississippi Queen” with the popular band Mountain, has died. His spokesman Steve Karas said West died Wednesday in Palm Coast, Florida. Karas said West died from cardiac arrest after being rushed to the hospital. West and Pappalardi ended up starting the hard rock band Mountain, which was named after West’s debut solo album.
Jimmy Kimmel, Sammy Hagar react to death of Eddie Van Halen
FILE - Eddie Van Halen, left, embraces his son Wolfgang Van Halen after the rock group Van Halen officially announced their North American tour during a news conference in Los Angeles on Aug. 13, 2007. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)Reaction to the death of guitar rock god Eddie Van Halen, who passed away Tuesday at age 65 after battling cancer. “Two of the best hours of my life were spent chatting with Eddie Van Halen. I remember first seeing him playing at the Starwood in 1976 and he WAS Eddie Van Halen. “I’m just devastated to hear the news of the passing of my dear friend Eddie Van Halen.
Jumping the shark? Kiss will play for them in the ocean
"I was a little taken aback by it, but they explained that sharks are attracted to low frequencies and so they're attracted to rock n' roll," singer and guitarist Paul Stanley told The Associated Press. "Since we're going to be in Australia, it gives a whole new meaning to doing a concert down under."chicagotribune.com
Last KISS: Aging rockers embark on final stop in South Florida
After 45 years, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers KISS have launched their final tour. Simmons said the two are welcome to jump onstage for a song or two, but as part of the final tour? Drummer Eric Singer and guitarist Tommy Thayer round out the band. "It'd be one thing if Tommy (Thayer) invented his own character and his own guitar solos, but unfortunately he's copying everything I do note for note." Although they are saying this is their final outing, this is the second time KISS has called it quits.