Mountain’s Leslie West Dies: Rockers Respond

Subsequent the news of Leslie West’s demise, many rock artists — including Dee Snider, Sebastian Bach, Journey’s Neal Schon and Stone Temple Pilots — compensated tribute to the Mountain cofounder on social media.

West died Wednesday at age 75, nevertheless no official induce of dying has still been revealed. His brother, Larry West Weinstein, verified the guitarist’s loss of life to Rolling Stone. On Monday, West reportedly suffered cardiac arrest at his dwelling close to Daytona, Fla., and was rushed to a healthcare facility but hardly ever regained consciousness. He faced other overall health concerns in current decades in 2011, his reduced suitable leg was amputated following diabetic issues complications.

The musician’s longtime guitar company first verified the information, with Dean Guitars CEO Evan Rubinson presenting his condolences and describing West as “a male that I truly liked much more than most — the funniest, most trustworthy person I have achieved.”

“Leslie West of Mountain is long gone,” tweeted Snider. “His tunes stays but his wonderful spirit is no a lot more. I am at a loss for words ideal now … and that claims a lot. RIP my close friend.” In a stick to-up tweet, the previous Twisted Sister frontman included, “For people who will not definitely know Leslie West’s get the job done, let me say this about his guitar actively playing. As a singer, when I respect wonderful players, vocalists spoke to me with their melodies. [West] is the only guitarist who I related with result in I could sing every one of his solos!”

“Wow … I’m extremely saddened to hear this awful information about Leslie West,” wrote Schon. “He was a major impact on my playing. God Bless you, brother … you are soaring with angels.”

Bach mirrored of West, “[We] became close friends in the ’90s, and I am going to hardly ever neglect you bringing your total household to Jekyll & Hyde on Broadway, and you and me staying up all night time just after the present in my lodge area hanging out talking about rock ‘n’ roll.”

Todd Kerns, guitarist for Slash that includes Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, wrote, “R.I.P. Leslie West. A person of the greats. What a decline.”

Stone Temple Pilots tweeted, “Thank you for every little thing, Leslie. We will miss you.”

Tough rock and metallic broadcaster Eddie Trunk referred to as West a “legend,” writing, ‘A enormous guitar affect on so many and usually a blast to discuss with. I knew him nicely.”

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