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Who is Shannon Hoon?

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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   Mike Broadman

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Posted October 10 2001 - 12:55 PM

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 of 8 OFFLINE   Kolya


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Posted October 10 2001 - 01:00 PM

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

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Posted October 10 2001 - 02:41 PM

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
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#4 of 8 OFFLINE   Mike Broadman

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Posted October 11 2001 - 07:37 AM

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

#5 of 8 OFFLINE   Matt Butler

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Posted October 11 2001 - 08:24 AM

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!
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Posted October 12 2001 - 03:35 AM

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Posted October 12 2001 - 05:03 AM

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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Posted October 12 2001 - 05:21 AM

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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