Hey Bangor… Who’s The Musician Or Band You Miss The Most?
Monday has arrived again, despite our protestations. But we were wondering over the weekend, of all the musicians that have passed or bands that broke up, who do you miss the most?
JStew: Riiiight out of the gate, there was one name that popped into my head immediately... Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Audioslave. Soundgarden was a game-changing band for me in high school. Their earliest material was the perfect blend of Sabbath and Zeppelin, and they later squeezed in everything else in between. I still miss that guy a lot. And even though he hasn't been gone that long, I still feel the huge hole left in music by the passing of Eddie Van Halen. They were another pivotal influence on me as a young musician. Granted I'm a drummer, but I felt as much influence from Eddie as I did Alex in a lot of ways.
Cori: Oh man...There are so many amazing musicians and bands that I wish were still here. David Bowie, Freddy Mercury, Prince, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Chris Cornell are just the first 5 that pop into my head, but I know there are more. I think, in the case of those 5 in particular, there were so many more songs that they had (either already in the works, in the case of Prince, for instance) or inside of them, that were likely amazing, I wish we'd gotten to hear them. What would music sound like if Hendrix & Joplin were still alive? You know, the potential that was lost, the voices, talents, creativity and perspective...we'll never know.
Your answers were pretty diverse, and had some heavy names on there that we all miss terribly. Let's check them out...