When Ronnie Montrose died March 3, 2012, friends and musicians wondered what they could do to pay homage to one of rock's most influential guitarists. The result was a tribute concert that April, dubbed Concert for Ronnie Montrose: A Celebration of His Life In Music. Now the concert is coming to DVD on December 10.
Tonight, April 30, Doug Aldrich of Whitesnake will perform a tribute to Ronnie Montrose at Iridium Jazz Club in New York City. You can check out the live webcast by following this link. Shows are at 8 and 10 p.m. EST.
This past Friday, the remaining members of Montrose — along with some very special guests — took the stage at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, California to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of the late guitarist Ronnie Montrose, who committed suicide last month at the age of 64.
When news surfaced last week that there was still no official cause of death in the guitarist of Ronnie Montrose, and that the guitarist had actually been in remission from colon cancer at the time of death, many couldn't help but reluctantly speculate that the guitarist may have taken his own life.
Guitarist Ronnie Montrose died Saturday, March 3, after a five-year battle with prostate cancer. He was 64. Montrose led his own bands -- including Montrose -- and performed or recorded with Sammy Hagar, Herbie Hancock, Van Morrison, The Beau Brummels, Boz Scaggs, Gary Wright, Tony Williams, The Neville Brothers, Edgar Winter, Johnny Winter and others.