Leslie West, guitarist of rock band Mountain, has died at 75
West, an iconic guitarist-vocalist who was behind several 70s rock anthems including Mississippi Queen with the popular band Mountain, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, in Palm Coast, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)LOS ANGELES – Leslie West, an iconic guitarist-vocalist who was behind several '70s rock anthems including “Mississippi Queen” with the popular band Mountain, has died. His spokesman Steve Karas said West died Wednesday in Palm Coast, Florida. Karas said West died from cardiac arrest after being rushed to the hospital. West and Pappalardi ended up starting the hard rock band Mountain, which was named after West’s debut solo album.
Student's project on KISS frontman Gene Simmons gets rocker's attention
Student's project on KISS frontman Gene Simmons gets rocker's attention West Virginia 12-year-old Hunter Bowling did a social studies project on the KISS frontman with the help from Simmons' assistant. Hunter highlighted the rocker's work as an entrepreneur and won a prize. He also got a shout-out from Simmons on Facebook. Gayle King reports.cbsnews.com