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.
Jimmy Kimmel, Sammy Hagar react to death of Eddie Van Halen
FILE - Eddie Van Halen, left, embraces his son Wolfgang Van Halen after the rock group Van Halen officially announced their North American tour during a news conference in Los Angeles on Aug. 13, 2007. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)Reaction to the death of guitar rock god Eddie Van Halen, who passed away Tuesday at age 65 after battling cancer. “Two of the best hours of my life were spent chatting with Eddie Van Halen. I remember first seeing him playing at the Starwood in 1976 and he WAS Eddie Van Halen. “I’m just devastated to hear the news of the passing of my dear friend Eddie Van Halen.