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Favorite artist taken before there time

Discussion in 'OFF TOPIC' started by Tron, Jul 19, 2014.

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    All the ones mentioned above and...

    Mozart - 34
    Buddy Holly - 22
    Sam Cooke - 33
    Otis Redding - 26
    Jim Morrison - 27
    Ronnie Van Zant - 29
    Keith Moon - 32
    Bon Scott - 33

    I could go on and on with this tragic list but don't want to hog this thread too much. Each loss of life has stung in its own way. Is there a more dangerous profession than being a musician? Bad eating habits, weird working hours, drugs, alcohol, sycophants who push drugs and alcohol, too many flights in rickety planes, the boredom of playing one show a night and then sitting in a hotel room which leads to self-destructive behavior, and on and on. It's a wonder some musicians like Keith Richards make it to old age.
     
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    Being a full-time author is a dangerous and tragic profession as well. See Ernest Hemingway, Jack London, Edgar Allen Poe, Herman Melville, etc.
     
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    True that! But I'm hoping that George R.R. Martin, who will be 66 in September, lives long enough to complete his 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series. :)
     
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    I remember what a bummer it was to have Douglas Adams die after the way the last Hitchhiker's Guide book ended.

    The Adams estate authorized an author named Eoin Colfer to write a 6th book (7th if you count the short story "Young Zaphod Plays It Safe"), but while good and based on Adams' notes, you can tell it wasn't Adams himself writing.
     
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    Yeah, I agree on Douglas Adams. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is definitely one of the funniest books I've ever read, perhaps THE funniest. The other in the series wasn't quite as funny, but all were good.
     
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    Michael Hutchence. The Jim Morrison of the 80's.
     
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    #28 Pho Kadat, Jul 20, 2014
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    Dimebag
    Jeff Hanneman
    Chuck Schuldiner
    Cliff Burton

    If just one, then for me its easily Dimebag Darrell. I don't know if Damageplan was ever going to be a big as Pantera was in its prime, but the dude had a lot of solos left to play.

    Cliff would be my runner up. It would be interesting to see what Metalliica would be like in another universe where Cliff survived that bus accident.
     
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    I just posted a song related to this over on the Song of The Day thread:

    Andrew Wood, lead singer of the Seattle band Mother Love Bone. With the release of their first album only weeks away, Wood OD'd on heroin, suffered an aneurism, and was taken to the hospital and put on life support. When it was determined he'd never come out of his coma, they removed him from life support and he died.

    Wood was one of those guys that just had that "it" factor, and if he had lived, I think Mother Love Bone would have been f-king huge. It's interesting to contemplate how the Seattle music scene of the early 90's would have been different had Wood survived and Mother Love Bone had continued on. For one thing, there wouldn't have been a Pearl Jam, at least as we know it, as two of its members (Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament) were in Mother Love Bone. I'm also wondering if they would have sucked so much air out of the room that the grunge scene might have not taken off or had less of an impact than it ultimately did. The premature end of Mother Love Bone definitely created a vacuum.

    Whatever the case, it's just a tragic shame that Wood couldn't defeat his demons, because his death robbed the world of a great talent and probably robbed us of a significant number of great albums that would have ensued.
     
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    2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G. That is all.
     
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    We're creating a pretty long list. One that comes to mind that hasn't been mentioned already (I think. Might've missed it. I've been known not to read too thoroughly.) is Heath Ledger.
     
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    Mr. Stevie Ray Vaughan. I lucked out to see him when I was 11 years old back in 1991 at a Chandler Ostrich Festival. I knew at that time and after his unfortunate passing in the helicopter crash he was and will always be 'special'.
     
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    Shoot I want to add a few more...

    Paul Kossoff, Keith Moon, Andrew Wood (Mother Love Bone, wow would Pearl Jam ever had existed?), Randy Rhoades, Cliff Burton, Morrison, Hendrix, Ronnie James Dio, James Dewar, Dimebag Darrell Abbott and Layne Staley.

    See just a few more.
     
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    Oh absolutely! Watched 'The Dark Knight' once again over the weekend. His work as the Joker was amazing.
     
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    Chris Farley. Grew up on his movies... and even though they were dumb, they were some of the best funny movies I can remember from growing up.

    Trivia: Did you know that Chris Farley was going to be the original Shrek voice? He died before they finished recording on the film.
     
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