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Some fun quotes from "Behind The Music"...

"...a taunting Neal Schon" - Journey episode
"It was 1981 and no one was partying harder than Gary Richrath!" - REO Speedwagon
"I did what I had to, to self-medicate" - Tommy Shaw (Styx)

"In the barrage of backstage parties, no one was hitting it harder than Robbin Crosby"-Ratt episode

"I'm sorry about the apocalypse, but we got a gig!"-Tenacious D "Road Trip"

GREAT QUOTES FROM GREAT ROCK STARS AND OTHERS

"Young people are still looking and older people have found..." David Johansen (New York Dolls)'05 regarding the search for rock music

"Rock & Rollers don't dress for the weather"-David Johansen

"I'm feeling optimistic-there's interesting stuff all over the place. Music still makes me get out of bed." Don Letts on how he's feeling at the moment and quotes below:

 "15 minutes of fame? Most don't justify 3 minutes" on today's new artists

"I'm from the ghetto which means -get out!"-on his early years

"All counter-culture becomes pop culture" on the state of punk

"You're an advertising execs idea of a rock band, quit running around like a hyperactive emo leprechaun"-Ian Dickson (judge) to Dot Dot Dot on The Next Great American Band

"I live in the house bad reviews built." Paul Stanley/Kiss

"We are still not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame but there are 3,000 Kiss products, a Kiss musical toothbrush, everything from Kiss caskets to Kiss condoms. There are no Radiohead condoms...." Paul Stanley/Kiss

"You're a musician, it is important that you suffer!"-Russell Brand in Rock of Ages

ROCK & ROLL DEATHS OF 2014

Gary Grimshaw

ROCK & ROLL DEATHS OF 2013

Nelson Mandela

Paul Walker

Bootsey X

Lou Reed

Phil Chevron-The Pogues

Alan Meyers- Devo drummer

James Gandolfini

Arturo Vega-Ramones artist

Sarah Klein "Sparkly Devil"

Ray Manzarek -The Doors

Christina Amphlett- The Divinyls

Richie Havens

Muzak

ROCK & ROLL DEATHS OF 2012

HATERKITTY!!

Eric McNary

Jason Lockwood

Marc Gilbert-Adrenalin

Rob Perkins

Johnnie Bassett

John Lord-Deep Purple

Dennis Flemion-The Frogs

Robin Gibb

Donna Summer

Donald Duck Dunn

Levon Helm

Adam "MCA" Yauch (Beastie Boys)

Greg Ham-Men At Work

Dick Clark-American Bandstand host

Bob Madigan-Slaughterhouse

Davey Jones-The Monkees

Whitney Houston

Mike Kelley-Destroy All Monsters

Don Cornelius-Soul Train host

Etta James

Pintetop Perkins

ROCK & ROLL DEATHS OF 2011

Jennifer Miro Anderson-The Nuns

Laura Kennedy-The Bush Tetras

Mikhal Caldwell-Earth Circus

Jani Lane-Warrant

David Blair-poet/songwriter

Amy Winehouse

Jane Scott-rock scribe

Michael Wurzel Burston-Motorhead

Clarence Clemmons

Poly Styrene-X-Ray Spex

Don Kirshner-host of "Rock Concert"

Stanley The Madhatter-Detroit guru

ROCK & ROLL DEATHS OF 2010

Jim Shaw-Detroit Rock n Roller

Bob Adamski

Dennis aka: Rita (Todd's bartender)

Ari Up-The Slits

Derf Scratch-Fear

Julie Hecker-Punk Fitness

Ronnie James Dio

Kevin Hagen

Peter Steele-Type O Negative

Malcom McLaren

Mick Vranich

Doug Feiger-The Knack

Alex Chilton

ROCK & ROLL DEATHS OF 2009

Roland S. Howard-(The Birthday Party)

Kevin Pruett (Robb Roy)

Kevin Motley(Downers Grove)

Chuck Biscuits(DOA/Danzig)

Jim Carroll

Les Paul

Willy DeVille

Michael Jackson (he was a popstar who lived like a rockstar)

Sky Saxon(The Seeds)

Lux Interior (The Cramps)

Ron Asheton (The Stooges)

ROCK & ROLL DEATHS OF 2008

313.jac/Jacoby's 1997-2008

Frankie Venom (Teenage Head)

Eartha Kitt

ITCHY-Greg McCormick-(Shock Therapy)

Nathaniel Mayer 

Frank Navetta (The Descendents)

Levi Stubbs

Isaac Hayes

Bo Diddley

Mikey Dread

California Raisins singer

ROCK & ROLL DEATHS OF 2007

Kevin DuBrow (Quiet Riot)

Joey Bishop

Lucky Dube

Paul Fox (The Ruts)

Paul Raven (Killing Joke)

Luciano Pavarotti

Hilly Kristal (CBGB's)

Tony Wilson (Factory Records)

Sir Graves Ghastly

Bobby "Boris" Pickett

Don HO

Joe Hunter (Funk Brothers)

Rock & Roll  Deaths of 2006

Ahmet Ertegun (Atlantic records)

Darren Brown "Wiz" (Mega City Four)

Larissa Strickland ( L-7-Laughing Hyenas)

CBGB's

Sandy West (The Runaways)

Syd Barrett

Desmond Dekker

Rock & Roll  Deaths of 2005

Billy Wolf (aka Bass Wolf) Guitar Wolf

Bob Moog

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

R.L.Burnside

Link Wray

Rock & Roll  Deaths of 2004

Robert Heaton (New Model Army)

Dimebag Darryl Abbott

John Peel (BBC DJ)

Greg Shaw (Bomp Records)

JOHNNY RAMONE

Ray Charles

Rick James

Arthur Killer Kane (New York Dolls)

Robert Quine (The Voidoids)

Dave Blood (Dead Milkmen)

Rock & Roll Deaths of 2003

Benjamin Orr (The Cars)

Robert Palmer

Rock & Roll Deaths of 2002
Dee Dee
Ramone
JOE STRUMMER
Esquivel
John Entwhistle (The Who)

Dennis Dannell (Social Distortion)

Rock & Roll Deaths of 2001
Joey Ramone
Aaliyah
Stuart Adamson (Big Country)
Bryan Gregory (The Cramps)
John Lee Hooker



NEW RAP NAMES UP FOR GRABS

  • Coco Puff
  • Coco Pebbles
  • ICEeee
  • MC Escher

TOP 25 15 Minutes & Counting Bands...

25. Sugar Ray
24. Verve Pipe
23. Duncan Sheik
22. The Rembrandts
21. The Refreshments
20. Collective Soul
19. Counting Crows
18. Silverchair
17. Offspring
16. 7 Mary Three
15. Veruca Salt
14. Filter
13. Blink 182  (still here!)
12. Poe
11. Cake
10. The Cardigans
9. Smoking Popes
8. Primitive Radio Gods
7. The Nixons
6. Tonic
5. Dogs Eye View
4. Dada
3. Better than Ezra
2. Deep Blue Something
1. DISHWALLA !

 

TOP 10 JUNKIE ROCK STARS

10. Al Jourgenson
9. Kelly & Kim Deal
8. Jimmy Chamberlain
7. Phil Anselmo
6. Dave Gahan
6. Layne Staley (See below)
5. Tommy Lee
4. Perry Farrell
3. Dave Navarro
2. Keith Richards
1. SCOTT WEILAND!

TOP TEN  SENSELESS DEATHS

10. Layne Staley (Thanks to Patrick B.)
9. Jim Ellison (Material Issue)
8. Notorious B.I.G.
7. 2Pac
6. Glenn Buxton (Alice Cooper Band)
5. Chris Farley
4. Phil Hartman
3. Michael Hutchence
2. Wendy O. Williams
1. ''OL BLUE EYES!!!

TOP 11 ALL TIME TRAGIC R&R DEATHS

11. Darby Crash
10. John Bonham
9. Keith Moon
8. Jimi Hendrix
7. Brian Jones
6. John Lennon
5. Kurt Cobain
4. Jim Morrison
3. Nico
2. Stiv Bators
1.5. Sid Vicious
NEW #1 - JOEY RAMONE

TOP 6  DRUG OR ALCOHOL RELATED ROCK & ROLL DEATHS

6. Gin Blossoms songwriter
5. Shannon Hoon (Blind Melon)
4. Brad Nowell (Sublime)
3. Epic Soundtracks
2. Jerry Nolan (New York Dolls)
1. Johnny Thunders (New York Dolls)

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