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I've got quite a few. Not sure what it says about me and the music I'm into: 

Miika Tenkula was the lead guitarist and main songwriter from Sentenced. He died a few years after they disbanded. He basically drank himself to death and had a heart attack aged 35. 

Jon Nodtveidt from Dissection famously ended his own life during some kind of satanic ceremony in his apartment. 

Dead from Mayhem suicided, he was a dark, lost soul. 

David Gold the singer and songwriter (and almost everything else) from Woods of Ypres died in a motorcycle accident a few years ago. He wrote a song called 'Alternate Ending' which is the final song on the last Woods of Ypres album that basically spells out his intent to die on the road, make of that what you will. 

Valfar from Windir died walking through snow to his family cabin in Norway and was caught in a blizzard. 

Somnium from Finntroll was drunk and slipped/jumped off a frozen bridge in Finland. 

Peter Steele from Type O Negative died. 

Randy Rhoads from Ozzy's band died in a plan crash when their bus driver took him up on joy flights while on tour. 

and of course the greatest force in modern metal, Euronymous (Oystein Aarseth) from Mayhem who was murdered at the hands of a traitor. 

 

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42 minutes ago, Skull_Kollektor said:

Far too many, but above them all it would be Hendrix, Randy, Brian Connolly, Cozy Powell, Dio, Jon Lord and Lemmy.

Forgot about Cozy Powell. Driving to his girlfriend's house at high speed in the rain and lost control of the car. 

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And at the time he was making records with both Peter Green's Splinter Group and Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force.

Peter Green of the original Fleetwood Mac... bashing drums simultaneously for one of the fastest and one of the slowest (as in the "less is more" string bending all over the place approach of the blues) guitarists ever!

Cozy is the man... I was surprised when I read in Iommi's book that Dio hated Cozy so much that he wouldn't have rejoined Black Sabbath in the early 90's hadn't Cozy stepped out for a horse riding injury (if my memory serves)!

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3 hours ago, Skull_Kollektor said:

And at the time he was making records with both Peter Green's Splinter Group and Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force.

Peter Green of the original Fleetwood Mac... bashing drums simultaneously for one of the fastest and one of the slowest (as in the "less is more" string bending all over the place approach of the blues) guitarists ever!

Cozy is the man... I was surprised when I read in Iommi's book that Dio hated Cozy so much that he wouldn't have rejoined Black Sabbath in the early 90's hadn't Cozy stepped out for a horse riding injury (if my memory serves)!

Yeah, that's because Cozy demanded to be co-leader of Black Sabbath. Check out the video for 'Headless Cross', it's all Cozy hahaha. Dio didn't want to join a band where he had to take orders from the drummer. It wouldn't have worked, Cozy, Ronnie and Tony. Too many chiefs and not enough native Americans. 

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32 minutes ago, Skull_Kollektor said:

:D

From Rainbow up until at least those Black Sabbath records, Cozy was featured in an amazing row of records.

MSG, Whitesnake... he even played drums on "Long Cold Winter"! The man. I love his style of drumming. The way he clashed cymbals raising his elbow like some sort of karate hit!

I had no idea he played on 'Long Cold Winter'. God I love that album. I just searched the net to find some info and apparently he was one of three drummers filling in for Fred Coury. Well there you go. 

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On 4/21/2017 at 4:47 AM, Requiem said:

 

and of course the greatest force in modern metal, Euronymous (Oystein Aarseth) from Mayhem who was murdered at the hands of a traitor. 

 

Ha ha, yes, very traitorous to murder someone who's going around telling people that he intents to make a snuff video of torturing you to death.

 

Anyway, I dearly miss David Bowie.

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2 hours ago, Requiem said:

I had no idea he played on 'Long Cold Winter'. God I love that album. I just searched the net to find some info and apparently he was one of three drummers filling in for Fred Coury. Well there you go. 

Yeah it's actually written in the liner notes of the LP/CD! It reads: 

Additional Players:

Cozy Powell - Drums

Denny Carmassi (sic) - Drums

CarNassi is also an incredibly solid drummer with an outstanding track record (I'll rank Montrose and Coverdale/Page as his career highlights, but playing in Heart ain't no secondary feat either).

 

They say Fred Coury barely ever played on record with Cinderella... At least he did play live with Guns n Roses ahah

Izzy said Coury played fine, but it felt like shit playing the "Appetite" tracks with someone who isn't Steven "Pop Corn" Adler. Hard to disagree. I wonder if Coury really played on the Arcade record he did with Stephen Pearcy! That one is great! Some awesome tracks like "Messed Up World" and "Cry No More".

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4 hours ago, H34VYM3T4LD4V3 said:

No one has mentioned Phil Lynott yet and he is one of my favourite musicians. Thin Lizzy put out so much incredible material and their last album was imo their best, a proper heavy metal album.

Absolutely! Shame on me! I love his Thin Lizzy output.

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Chuck Shuldiner also is sorely missed by me. His is the only Death Metal band of which I own all the studio albums. 

Jeff Hanneman... I have a big poster of him waiting to be hung on the wall. Actually it's rear is a Cliff Burton poster... No disrespect to Cliff... I should rotate the poster.

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