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Ronnie Montrose Dies: Slash, Peter Frampton + Others React on Twitter

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As we told you earlier, influential guitarist Ronnie Montrose died Saturday after a long battle with prostate cancer — and it didn't take long for rock luminaries and music insiders to react on Twitter. Here's a sampling (we'll have more as they're posted).

 

Saddened to hear the passing of friend Ronnie Montrose. He was a wonderful person & an amazing guitar player, I will miss you dear Ronnie.

 

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

 

Ronnie Montrose's first two “Montrose” albums & his work with Edger Winter changed my musical life forever.RIP.

 

Just found out that the legendary Ronnie Montrose died. That first Montrose album was life changing for me. #RIPRonnieMontrose

 

REMEMBERING OUR FRIEND RONNIE MONTROSE http://www.kissonline.com/news/article/id/32497

 

I had the pleasure of working w/ Ronnie not too long ago.He was a real gem,very giving & very talented.A great loss to the world. RIP Ronnie

 

Lost the great Ronnie Montrose. Check out the first couple of Montrose records if you don't know him. Classic and great. RIP Ronnie

 

Woke 2 very sad news Ronnie Montrose has passed away from cancer at 64. He created one of the all time landmark hard rock albums w/ debut LP

 

My heart goes out to Ronnie Montrose and his family. Monster player and really nice guy. He will be missed…

 

Just heard that my good friend Ronnie Montrose has passed away….I'm speechless…RIP my brother…you will be missed @ the Hughes's…GH

 

RIP Ronnie Montrose!!! I had the pleasure of playing bass for him circa 2005-07. Such a powerhouse human being

 

Another legend gone Rest In Peace Ronnie Montrose

 

Sad to hear Ronnie Montrose passed away. Rock Candy was one of the first songs I ever learned.

 

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