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...

Doug Springer Neil Peart. And Stevie Ray Vaughn.
Rob Irwin Brad Delp ( Boston ) and Freddie Mercury ( Queen ) Those two had the best pipes ( vocals ) of the 70's and early - mid 80's.
Dan Hindes Chester Bennington, Linkin Park. RIP brother
Kristi Dinsmore Chris Cornell
Aisling Doucette Freddie Mercury, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin.
Bob PoweJanis Joplin
Terri Turcotte Tom Petty
Andy Cliff Burton, Dimebag Darrell
Steve Neil Peart
Lady Caller Randy Rhoads
Jim Jim Morrison and The Doors, Cream
Kevin Crowley No one tops Buddy Holly
Chris Sockalexis Lemmy/Motorhead
Cheryl McManus Harry Chapin
Kari Jo Davis Grateful dead
Rick Thibodeau The Eagles or the Beetles
Ralph Vines Kimball Ronnie James Dio
Randy Hogan Jeff Healey

 

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