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Subject: Rock Artists from the 90's who Died

Written By: WalkerP20 on 10/02/06 at 6:06 am

Which 90's Rockers can you guys think of that have died?


Kurt Cobain (Lead Singer of "Nirvana") Suicide
http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/PYR/MPP0792-Kurt-Cobain-guitar~Kurt-Cobain-Guitar-Posters.jpg


Layne Staley (Lead Singer of "Alice In Chains") Drug Overdose
http://users.adelphia.net/~genglo/layne01.jpg


Shannon Hoon (Lead Singer of "Blind Melon") Drug Overdose
http://members.tripod.com/~Sweetie99/shannon.jpg


Doug Hopkins (Lead Guitarist & Songwriter for "Gin Blossoms") Suicide
http://www.ginblossoms.info/doug2.jpg


Michael Hutchence (Lead Singer of "INXS") Suicide
http://clubedos27.blogs.sapo.pt/arquivo/0-inxs.jpg

Subject: Re: Rock Artists from the 90's who Died

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 10/02/06 at 6:24 am

Who actually died of natural causes?

Subject: Re: Rock Artists from the 90's who Died

Written By: WalkerP20 on 10/02/06 at 6:53 am

By the way, I found a couple of eerie coincidences between Kurt Cobain and Layne Staley's deaths



Both of them were the frontmen for the 2 biggest "Grunge" bands

Both of them were Born in 1967 in Washington

Both of them Died on the 5th of April in Seattle, Washington

Both of their bodies weren't discovered until days after their death



Unfortunately, Layne Staley wasn't found until 14 days after he died, and apparently his body was bloated and decomposed  :-\\

Subject: Re: Rock Artists from the 90's who Died

Written By: WalkerP20 on 10/02/06 at 9:57 am

I should probably correct myself.  Michael Hutchence death isn't exactly clear.  The long going rumor (And probable cause) is that he died from Suffucation while Masturbating, also known as "Erotic asphyxiation"

They obviously ruled it a suicide to avoid embarrassment for his family.  So the odds are that his death was an accident, and thousands of men die from "Erotic asphyxiation" each year (Although I don't know why anyone would be so stupid to even attempt it)

Subject: Re: Rock Artists from the 90's who Died

Written By: nally on 10/02/06 at 2:17 pm


I should probably correct myself.  Michael Hutchence death isn't exactly clear.  The long going rumor (And probable cause) is that he died from Suffucation while Masturbating, also known as "Erotic asphyxiation"

They obviously ruled it a suicide to avoid embarrassment for his family.  So the odds are that his death was an accident, and thousands of men die from "Erotic asphyxiation" each year (Although I don't know why anyone would be so stupid to even attempt it)


I had heard about Mike's death on the radio at the time it occurred (due to the large time difference between Australia and Los Angeles, I heard about it on the evening of November 21st), and the person on the radio said that the cause of death was unclear. All I remember is that Mike was "found dead in his hotel room." Still, it was a shocker. :\'(

Subject: Re: Rock Artists from the 90's who Died

Written By: whistledog on 10/02/06 at 2:29 pm

Stuart Adamson, Lead Singer of Big Country.  They did have a bunch of hits in the 90s

http://i.rollingstone.com/assets/rs/13/481/images/00287385.jpg


Paul Hester, drummer for Crowded House

http://www.heatseeker.com.au/assets/images/access/hester.jpg

Subject: Re: Rock Artists from the 90's who Died

Written By: ... on 10/02/06 at 2:31 pm

^ Big Country was an 80's band, and the guy checked out in the 2000's.

Subject: Re: Rock Artists from the 90's who Died

Written By: whistledog on 10/02/06 at 2:33 pm


^ Big Country was an 80's band, and the guy checked out in the 2000's.


So was INXS, and they are listed in here

Subject: Re: Rock Artists from the 90's who Died

Written By: Ellipsis on 10/02/06 at 2:34 pm


^ Big Country was an 80's band, and the guy checked out in the 2000's.


Actually, I think he died in the 2000's. I'm not a hundred percent sure.




So was INXS, and they are listed in here

But they had some big hits in the 90s, didn't they?

Subject: Re: Rock Artists from the 90's who Died

Written By: whistledog on 10/02/06 at 2:39 pm


But they had some big hits in the 90s, didn't they?


So did Big Country

Subject: Re: Rock Artists from the 90's who Died

Written By: holicman on 11/19/06 at 8:01 am

Paul Hester committed Suicide.

Marc Hunter of Dragon died a few years ago of Cancer, I just dont think they had any hits in the 1990's.

One of the singers of Mel and Kim also died of cancer in 1990.


David Robinson of Australian Crawl also passed away aged 37 from Cancer.





Subject: Re: Rock Artists from the 90's who Died

Written By: Danyelly1221 on 11/24/09 at 10:45 am

Don't forget Bradley James Nowell the lead singer of Sublime whether you liked that band or not they were pretty big in the 90's. He died on May 25th 1996 when he overdosed on Heroin. :(

Subject: Re: Rock Artists from the 90's who Died

Written By: nally on 11/24/09 at 5:58 pm


Don't forget Bradley James Nowell the lead singer of Sublime whether you liked that band or not they were pretty big in the 90's. He died on May 25th 1996 when he overdosed on Heroin. :(

That's true, he did. And he was still in his 20s at the time. I think I remember reading somewhere (Wiki, I think) that he had been a really good student in school, but then he took a downturn somewhere in his adult life. Still, that group had some big hits in the world of alternative rock, such as "What I Got" and "Santeria" (which I think became hits after Mr. Nowell checked out).

Subject: Re: Rock Artists from the 90's who Died

Written By: whistledog on 11/24/09 at 7:02 pm

Paul Young, co-lead singer of Mike + the Mechanics passed away in July 2000.  I know what you're thinking:  "They were an 80s band, weren't they?"

They sure were, but from 1991-1999, they released 3 studio albums (plus 1 greatest hits) that spawned 10 hits in the UK, 5 in Canada and 1 in the States.  Their 1991 'Word of Mouth' album was a masterpiece!

Subject: Re: Rock Artists from the 90's who Died

Written By: midnite on 11/25/09 at 8:34 pm


Which 90's Rockers can you guys think of that have died?


Doug Hopkins (Lead Guitarist & Songwriter for "Gin Blossoms") Suicide
http://www.ginblossoms.info/doug2.jpg



Did he die before they became popular?  I remember Gin Blossoms becoming popular around 94 or 95.  I wonder if the loss of his songwriting abilities caused Gin Blossoms to fade away.

Subject: Re: Rock Artists from the 90's who Died

Written By: nally on 11/25/09 at 10:20 pm


Did he die before they became popular?  I remember Gin Blossoms becoming popular around 94 or 95.  I wonder if the loss of his songwriting abilities caused Gin Blossoms to fade away.

No, not exactly. I think it was in early-to-mid 1993 when the group started to get popular. Their first single was "Hey Jealousy". Their follow-up, "Found Out About You", was released as a single right around the time that Mr. Hopkins killed himself, but peaked in '94.

About the man's songwriting abilities, it could have been a contributing factor, but after 1996 (when "Follow You Down" became a big hit) they really weren't heard from again.

Subject: Re: Rock Artists from the 90's who Died

Written By: Ryan112390 on 11/27/09 at 7:43 pm

GG Allin, died in June 1993.

Subject: Re: Rock Artists from the 90's who Died

Written By: Rachel on 07/23/10 at 5:53 am


Freddie Mercury - 24th November 1991 - only the greatest rock star ever

Subject: Re: Rock Artists from the 90's who Died

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/29/10 at 11:11 pm


GG Allin, died in June 1993.


GG threatened (and by threatened I mean promised) to commit suicide onstage on Halloween, 1989, but by that time GG was already doing time on a rape rap.  He got out and a few years later he tendered his resignation with some heroin speedball.
::)

Allin's demise did not deprive humanity of anything.

Subject: Re: Rock Artists from the 90's who Died

Written By: holicman on 08/03/10 at 6:33 am

Shannon Hoon also did backing vocals on the Guns N Roses hit "dont cry".

Subject: Re: Rock Artists from the 90's who Died

Written By: whistledog on 08/03/10 at 1:56 pm

Jon Lee, the drummer for Feeder, committed suicide in 2002, shortly after they had finally broke the UK Top 10 with their 11th single 'Buck Rogers' in 2001. 

Subject: Re: Rock Artists from the 90's who Died

Written By: Davester on 08/03/10 at 11:51 pm



Paul Hester, drummer for Crowded House

http://www.heatseeker.com.au/assets/images/access/hester.jpg


  Dang, Hester died?  I haven't followed CH for some time...

 

Subject: Re: Rock Artists from the 90's who Died

Written By: whistledog on 08/04/10 at 9:16 am


  Dang, Hester died?  I haven't followed CH for some time...

 


He died in 2005; suicide.

Crowded House are back together, but it's not the same without him.

Subject: Re: Rock Artists from the 90's who Died

Written By: Mojo Wire on 08/23/12 at 6:36 pm

I miss Layne Staley :\'(

Subject: Re: Rock Artists from the 90's who Died

Written By: Shiv on 08/24/12 at 11:22 am


Did he die before they became popular?  I remember Gin Blossoms becoming popular around 94 or 95.  I wonder if the loss of his songwriting abilities caused Gin Blossoms to fade away.


I believe it was. The band itself has said they would have never gotten a record deal if it wasn't for Doug's songwriting.

Subject: Re: Rock Artists from the 90's who Died

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/01/12 at 2:12 am

Here are some:

Dwayne Rudolph Goettel (2/01/1964 -- 8/23/1994)
Cause: Heroin overdose
Instruments: keyboards, synthesizers, electronics
Artists: Skinny Puppy, Tear Garden, Hilt, Pigface, Dowload

Freddy Mercury (9/05/46 -- 11/24/1991
Cause: Aids
Lead singer of Queen

Chris Acland (9/07/66 -- 10/17/96)
Cause: Suicide (Hanging)
Drummer for Lush

Stiv Bators (10/22/49 -- 6/03/90)
Cause: Injuries sustained from being hit by a car
Vocalist and Guitarist in The Dead Boys and in Lords of the New Church

Jo Bruce (1970 -- 10/18/97)
Cause: Asthma attack
Drummer for Afro Celt Sound System
Jo Bruce was son of Jack Bruce from Cream

Jeff Buckley (11/17/66 -- 5/29/97)
Cause: Drowning
Singer, guitarist, songwriter
Son of the late Tim Buckley

Eric Carr (7/12/1950 -- 11/24/91)
Cause: Heart cancer
Drummer for Kiss

Gene Clark (11/17/44 -- 5/24/91)
Cause: Heart attack following serious drug and alcohol abuse
Guitar, tambourine, harmonica, and vocals for The Byrds, and several related acts

Falco (2/01/57 -- 2/06/98)
Cause: Automobile accident
Pop singer, songwriter

Bryn Jones (1960--1/14/99)
Cause: Blood infection
Percussionist, experimental music artist, mainly recorded as Muslimgauze

Subject: Re: Rock Artists from the 90's who Died

Written By: Telecastering on 07/03/13 at 7:38 pm

Jeff Buckley died May 29th, 1997 at the age of 30. He drowned in the Mississippi River completely sober. His career started at the dawn of the 90's and ended well before they had passed. He only really had one album, and his second was posthumously released, albeit unfinished. His life and voice are legend now.

Subject: Re: Rock Artists from the 90's who Died

Written By: kingofpain on 07/10/13 at 3:41 pm

Jani Lane, lead singer of Warrant, died almost two years ago (of course, he was from the very very early 90s)

http://www.metal-rules.com/interviews/images/warrant/jani902.jpg

Subject: Re: Rock Artists from the 90's who Died

Written By: Howard on 07/11/13 at 6:38 am


Jani Lane, lead singer of Warrant, died almost two years ago (of course, he was from the very very early 90s)

http://www.metal-rules.com/interviews/images/warrant/jani902.jpg


Wow, next month would make it 2 years.  :o :(

Subject: Re: Rock Artists from the 90's who Died

Written By: nally on 07/11/13 at 11:19 am


Wow, next month would make it 2 years.  :o :(

That's right. :( And their first big hit, "Heaven", was popular in mid-1989, not too long after the peak of "hair-metal"...

Subject: Re: Rock Artists from the 90's who Died

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 07/19/13 at 8:47 pm

Kenny MacLean bassist for Platinum Blonde and the Deserters.  He had his first and only solo hit with his song Don't Look Back died on November 21, 2008 at the age of 52 from a massive heart attack.  He had a similar death to Layne and Kurt in that he wasn't found for days until his land lord let his sister into his apartment and she found him in his bathroom unresponsive.  :(

The sad thing is that Kenny was reconnecting with PB singer Mark Holmes just hours before he died.  Rumors started flying that Kenny had died of a drug overdose but an autopsy revealed that he had a massive heart attack.  Mark Holmes steadfastly denied that MacLean had died of a drug overdose saying that he hadn't touched drugs or alcohol in years and that he had put his "party boy" days behind him.  Chris Steffler the band's drummer said that "there was no way that Kenny would have taken his own life."
Chris, Sergio, and Mark were all very much in shock of their friend and bandmate's death.

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