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Guitarist Ronnie Montrose Dies – Rockers React on Twitter

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Rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose passed away on Saturday, March 3, at the age of 64. Montrose founded the legendary band of the same name with Sammy Hagar in the early 70s, launching their careers to a whole new level. Several rockers have already reacted on Twitter expressing their sadness and gratitude to Ronnie Montrose and the music he created. Among those expressing their condolences are Slash, Nikki Sixx and Megadeth's Dave Ellefson who played with Montrose for a few years. They all seem to agree that the debut Montrose release was a real game-changer for the genre. Read the Tweets from Montrose's fellow rockers below.

Slash (@Slash): Myles just told me Ronnie Montrose passed. fn' shame. “Montrose” is one of the all time great R&R albums. Major influence. RIP man.



Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx): Ronnie Montrose's first two “Montrose” albums & his work with Edger Winter changed my musical life forever.RIP.



Nonpoint (@nonpoint): Another legend gone Rest In Peace Ronnie Montrose



Alex Skolnick (@AlexSkolnick): RIP Ronnie Montrose. Though often overlooked, still a towering figure of Bay Area hard rock. 1st 'Montrose' album = essential



David Ellefson (@ellefsondavid): RIP Ronnie Montrose!!! I had the pleasure of playing bass for him circa 2005-07. Such a powerhouse human being



Myles Kennedy (@MylesKennedy): Sad to hear Ronnie Montrose passed away. Rock Candy was one of the first songs I ever learned.



matt sorum (@mattsorum): Lost the great Ronnie Montrose. Check out the first couple of Montrose records if you don't know him. Classic and great. RIP Ronnie



Peter Frampton (@peterframpton): Saddened to hear the passing of friend Ronnie Montrose. He was a wonderful person & an amazing guitar player, I will miss you dear Ronnie.



Billy Sheehan (@BillyonBass): Rest in Peace, Ronnie Montrose. First Montrose record—one of the greatest rock records ever made.



Dee Snider (@deesnider): Just found out that the legendary Ronnie Montrose died. That first Montrose album was life changing for me.



Bumblefoot (@bumblefoot): R.I.P. Ronnie Montrose………..



Nickelback (@Nickelback): RIP Ronnie Montrose.



Sammy Hagar (@sammyhagar): Rest in peace, Ronnie.


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