Jim Marshall, Founder of Marshall Amps Dies – Rockers React On Twitter
We reported earlier today that 88 year old Jim Marshall, originator of Marshall amps has died. Every heavy metal musician and fan are familiar with the famous Marshall amps, whether you’re plugging into it or watching it tremble at a concert, it’s no secret that Jim Marshall has made heavy metal that much louder over many decades.
The heavy metal community has come together to remember and give their respects to Marshall. Anthrax’s Scott Ian says via Twitter, “Just heard about Jim Marshall passing... I am lucky to have spent time with the man that created the sound of Rock music. A true LEGEND.” More rockers that show condolences include Slash, Nikki Sixx, John 5 and many others.
R.I.P. Jim Marshall. You were responsible for some of the greatest audio moments in music's history and 50% of all our hearing loss......
— Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx) April 5, 2012
Just heard about Jim Marshall passing... I am lucky to have spent time with the man that created the sound of Rock music. A true LEGEND. — Scott Ian (@Scott_Ian) April 5, 2012
Sad to hear about the death of the king of loud, Mr Jim Marshall
— John 5 (@john5guitarist) April 5, 2012
The news of Jim Marshall passing is deeply saddening. R & R will never be the same w/out him. But, his amps will live on FOREVER! \,,/, — Slash (@Slash) April 5, 2012
bbc.co.uk/news/entertain…RIP Jim Marshall, thank you, obrigado for the sound!!
— Andreas Kisser (@andreaskisser) April 5, 2012
R.I.P Jim Marshall
— Jake Pitts (@JakePittsBVB) April 5, 2012
We here at Loudwire would like to send our thoughts and prayers to Marshall's family and friends during this difficult time. Hopefully they will find some comfort in how much he continually inspired those around him throughout the years.