Ronnie Montrose: A Passion For The Guitar

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Ronnie Montrose in 2002. (Photo by David Klein/Getty Images)

Ronnie Montrose in 2002. (Photo by David Klein/Getty Images)

Ronnie Montrose passed away on March 3rd at the age of 64. Singer Sammy Hagar praised the rock musician who founded the band Montrose.

Ronnie is what one might call a musician’s guitarist, one the is inspiring without the extra fluff that comes with being too famous. I loved Montrose long before I fully understood the rock ‘n’ roll guitar. As my taste grew and my knowledge expanded, I found many guitar players had at least one Montrose tune they loved to play, and that speak volumes to Ronnie.


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