Who is Shannon Hoon?

Mike Broadman

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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.
 

Kolya

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

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
 

Mike Broadman

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

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!
 

MikeM

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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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SteveA

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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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