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Ronnie Montrose – Bearings (1999; 2013 reissue)

Ronnie Montrose – Bearings (1999; 2013 reissue)

This acoustic offering, remastered and packaged together with a new concert tribute to Ronnie Montrose, offers an opportunity for quiet reflection on the guitarist’s lost genius.

Sammy Hagar, Neal Schon, Steve Smith, Joe Satriani, others – Concert for Ronnie Montrose (2013)

Sammy Hagar, Neal Schon, Steve Smith, Joe Satriani, others – Concert for Ronnie Montrose (2013)

Whatever the circumstances of his early passing, Ronnie Montrose’s music spoke to larger things — to outer-limits explorations on the guitar, to rafter-rearranging loudness, to fun.

‘He doesn’t sit there and noodle around’: Sammy Hagar’s favorite guitarist is not Eddie Van Halen

‘He doesn’t sit there and noodle around’: Sammy Hagar’s favorite guitarist is not Eddie Van Halen

It’s a particularly difficult question for Sammy Hagar — who, after all, has worked alongside Ronnie Montrose, Eddie Van Halen and Joe Satriani, among others: Of the guitarists you’ve played with, who is your favorite?

‘We still have that chemistry’: Sammy Hagar, remaining members of Montrose reunite in studio

‘We still have that chemistry’: Sammy Hagar, remaining members of Montrose reunite in studio

A year ago this week, Ronnie Montrose took his own life after a lengthy battle with cancer. What better tribute could there be to the legacy he left behind than new music from his namesake band?

‘There were some problems’: Sammy Hagar says film of Ronnie Montrose tribute show has hit a snag

‘There were some problems’: Sammy Hagar says film of Ronnie Montrose tribute show has hit a snag

Sammy Hagar reveals why a hoped-for DVD souvenir remains unreleased more than eight months after the Chickenfoot frontman and a host of other notables gathered to honor Ronnie Montrose at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco.

Notable 2012 deaths in music: Dave Brubeck, Dick Clark, Don Cornelius, Levon Helm, Jon Lord

Notable 2012 deaths in music: Dave Brubeck, Dick Clark, Don Cornelius, Levon Helm, Jon Lord

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOi0tC00Luc&w=500&h=305] We stop today to remember those who left the world of music in 2012, from Dave Brubeck and Dick Clark to Levon Helm and Ronnie Montrose.

‘Not only a mentor, but a friend’: Former collaborators remember late guitar hero Ronnie Montrose

‘Not only a mentor, but a friend’: Former collaborators remember late guitar hero Ronnie Montrose

Ronnie Montrose would have been 65 on November 29, 2012, and former musical collaborators like Marc Bonilla say this first birthday without him is going to be particularly hard.

'It would have left him speechless': Ronnie Montrose's widow thanks everyone for moving tribute

Leighsa Montrose has posted a heart-felt thank you message for everyone involved with last weekend’s concert tribute to her late husband, the guitar virtuoso Ronnie Montrose.

‘Ronnie’s sound was huge’: Steve Smith preps for Friday’s all-star tribute concert to Montrose

Former Journey drummer Steve Smith joins his old bandmate Neal Schon as part of this week’s all-star tribute concert honoring Ronnie Montrose on Friday, April 27, 2012

'Celebrate Ronnie's life': Montrose family reacts to confirmation that he committed suicide

A new report confirms that guitar hero Ronnie Montrose, who had been battling cancer for years, took his own life.

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