Rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose, dead at 64
By April MacIntyre Mar 5, 2012, 2:20 GMT
The Associated Press reports that Montrose died Saturday at his home in Millbrae, agent Jim Douglas said. He was 64
Rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose, who formed the band Montrose and performed with some of rock's icons, has died, his booking agent said Sunday.
The Associated Press reports that Montrose died Saturday at his home in Millbrae, agent Jim Douglas said. He was 64.
The rocker was battling prostate cancer and "personal demons," Douglas said.
Montrose performed with Sammy Hagar, Herbie Hancock, Van Morrison, Boz Scaggs and the Edgar Winter Group and formed his band Montrose in 1973.
"The guy was such a legendary figure for so many people," Douglas said to the AP. "He influenced so many bands."
Montrose reportedly was working on releasing his first DVD and was about to embark on a spring tour later this month that would have taken him across the U.S., Douglas said.