Ronnie James Dio
July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010
The Master of Metal, Ronnie James Dio will always be remembered for his gigantic voice and giving us the Horns! He was one of the true pioneers of Metal and will NEVER be forgotten. Whether it was Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, or Dio, RJD was and will always be one of the, if not THE greatest voice of Metal.
April 8, 1972 – May 24, 2010
# 2 or the Pig, Whatever name you give him, Paul Gray was loved and respected by "maggots" everywhere, as well as by his fellow peers. The left handed bass maniac will never be forgotten.
December 6, 1956 – March 19, 1982
Randy was a heavy metal guitarist who played with Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot. He is cited as an influence by many contemporary heavy metal guitarists, including Zakk Wylde. Osbourne described Rhoads' playing as "God entering my life”. He was named one of the fastest guitar players in Guitar World's 50 Fastest Guitarists list.
Kevin Mark DuBrow
October 29, 1955 – November 19, 2007
Kevin was best known as the lead vocalist of Quiet Riot from 1973 until his death in 2007. Quiet Riot was formed by Randy Rhoads and bassist Kelly Garni n 1973, who recruited DuBrow.
August 4, 1959 – June 6, 2002
Robbin was co-lead guitarist in the band Ratt, earning several platinum albums in the U.S. in the mid-to-late 1980s. Crosby worked as a producer for metal band Lillian Axe.
Petrus T. Ratajczyk
January 4, 1962 – April 14, 2010
Peter was the lead singer, bassist, and composer for Type O Negative. Before joining Type O Negative, he played for the metal group Fallout and the band Carnivore.
Clifford Lee "Cliff" Burton
February 10, 1962–September 27, 1986 Cliff was best known as the bass player of Metallica and is considered one of the most influential metal bassists of all time. Burton was inducted posthumously into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Metallica on April 4, 2009
May 13, 1967 – December 13, 2001
The "Father of Death Metal"
Chuck was the singer, songwriter, rhythm and lead guitarist of the band Death, which he formed at the age of 16!
Darrell Lance Abbott
August 20, 1966 – December 8, 2004
One of the greatest losses in Music period! Dimebag will NEVER be forgotten by his peers or his fans. Along with the rest of his band mates in Pantera,they kept Metal alive during a bleak time for music. He took the guitar to a "new level" when Metal needed a good kick in the ass! You will never be forgotten
Stephen Maynard Clark
April 23, 1960 – January 8, 1991
Steve was one of the co-lead guitarists for Def Leppard. Steves work on such classics as "High N Dry" and "Pyromania" will last forever. He was a highly underated guitar player and will be missed by Lep fans and Metal fans across the world.