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Who is Shannon Hoon?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Mike Broadman, Oct 10, 2001.

  1. Mike Broadman

    Mike Broadman Well-Known Member

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    Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but who is Shannon Hoon (not sure about spelling)? I'm listening to a Dream Theater song where he mentions her along side with Kurt Cobain. The lyric is something like:
    A daily dose of empTV
    Will flush your mind right down the drain.
    Shannon Hoon and Kurt Cobain
    Make yourself a household name.
    So I'm curious who this person is. Thanks much.
     
  2. Kolya

    Kolya Well-Known Member

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    Lead singer of Blind Melon. OD'd on something or other in the mid '90s. Male.
     
  3. Trey Fletcher

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    Kolya is correct. Shannon Hoon (sp?) was the male lead singer of Blind Melon, their most popular song being "No rain." He died of a cocaine overdose several years ago, leaving behind a girlfriend and daughter. Recently, VH1's "behind the music" did a nice piece on the band and what happened, though the attitude and actions of the rest of the band regarding his addiction pretty much disgusted me. TF
     
  4. Mike Broadman

    Mike Broadman Well-Known Member

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    Ooohhh.
    I assumed it was a woman.
    Yeah, I remember that guy, just didn't know his name.
    Thanks, folks.
     
  5. Matt Butler

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    I saw Blind Melon open for a Jimmy Page/ Robert Plant reunion concert. Two weeks later I heard on the radio he had died. Creepy!
     
  6. John Besse

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    MikeM Well-Known Member

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    In concert, I heard he...ummm...(how do I put this?)...during the song 'No Rain" he proceeded to make his own..."yellow rain" on the front row during a stop in Sacramento.
    I don't know if this was the stuff of urban legend, but I rememeber hearing about that back in college.
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  8. SteveA

    SteveA Well-Known Member

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    Yes, Shannon Hoon did indeed urinate on the crowd during a concert in which he was tripping on acid (according to the VH1 Behind The Music special).
     

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