Bob Welch Dead: Slash, Nikki Sixx + More React
Onetime Fleetwood Mac guitarist Bob Welch, who was a member of the classic rock band in the early 1970s, was found dead at his Nashville-area home on Thursday (June 7) from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Ultimate Classic Rock reports that the guitarist, 65, shot himself in the chest. The musician’s passing generated an outpouring of comments from fellow rockers, such as Slash and Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx, who voiced their thoughts on Twitter, while shock rocker Alice Cooper also spoke out about Welch’s passing.
It’s always sad when the rock community loses one of its own, no matter what the circumstances. So when their fellow musicians express themselves about the passing in a public forum, it creates an even stronger connection within “the scene,” so to speak.
Slash’s tweet was brief, while Sixx gave props to Welch for his “other” band Paris. You can check their tweets out below.
According to The Arizona Republic, Cooper offered a heartfelt and poignant statement, saying, “Bob played the 2008 Xmas Pudding show with us, and he was great. It’s always a shock to me to hear of a fellow rocker leaving our realm in this manner. I guess you never know what might be going on in someone’s life. We respect his memory and his music, and we’ll miss him.”
See the Tweets from Slash and Nikki Sixx below:
RIP Bob Welch. Unfortunate business.
— Slash (@Slash) June 8, 2012
RIP Bob Welsh.Fleetwood Mac spoke for itself but your band PARIS was one of my all time favorite bands. — Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx) June 7, 2012