Gary Moore Dies

Legendary rock guitarist Gary Moore has died.

Gary Moore Dies
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Legendary rock guitarist Gary Moore has died. According to www.bbc.co.uk, the former Thin Lizzy and Skid Row axe-man passed away in a hotel room in Estepona, Spain in the early hours of Sunday morning. He was 58 years old. Tributes have already come in from Moore's former colleagues, with ex-Thin Lizzy Guitarist Eric Bell describing the musician as "a superb player and a dedicated musician." Niall Stokes, the editor of the Irish music magazine, Hot Press, called Moore as a "genius". Gary Moore, known as much for his solo career as for his work in Thin Lizzy, remained an active musician up to the time of his death. He released his 20th solo studio album, Bad For You Baby in 2008, undertaking a supporting tour for that album in the same year. As well as his association with Thin Lizzy, Moore was known for playing with Emerson, Lake and Palmer's Greg Lake, as well as his short lived super group with Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker, BBM. His 1985 single Out In The Fields reached No. 5 in the UK charts, although it is probably Parisienne Walkways, his signature track, for which he will be best remembered. Regarded amongst the guitar playing community for his rich, tonal playing and impressive single-note sustains, Moore's playing has influenced such other luminaries as Rhandy Rhoads, Adrian Smith, Kirk Hammett and Jake E Lee. Throughout his career, he was most commonly associated with with Gibson Les Paul guitars, the company releasing two signature models in the 90's and 00's that both bore his namesake. At this time, the cause of death remains unknown.

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    metal4all
    His 1985 single Out In The Fields reached No. 5 in the UK charts, although it is probably Parisienne Walkways, his signature track, for which he will be best remembered.Call me crazy but I think to understand magnitude, you need relativity to measure. You should have mentioned "Parisienne Walkways" only made it to No.8 on the chart.
    TheLukeMaxfield
    scantcoin wrote: nobody will ever have his amazing timing, sad day for the blues
    i agree no one could play that fast with so much class his cover of red house by hendrix is probably the best i've ever seen
    MegaSteelMaiden
    I don't believe this...I cried when I read this, this is terrible. I play mostly metal, but this man showed me how to pick! My guitar teacher loved him. This is the first major loss of 2011, no doubt. And he was only 58!Almost like Frank Z
    Megallica22
    R.I.P A terrible week for music, parisienne walkways is amazing, Rest in peace a great guitarist.
    cteez910
    NOOOOO not gary moore! Ill still have the blues all day because of this. Ill walk those Parisienne Walkways for ya.
    Charlie4
    One of the most underrated guitarists imo to have lived, apart from his blues playing this guy could really shred (murder in the skies, shapes of things etc.) Hopefully he will at least get his due recognition now. RIP.
    CameronElektra
    Conor360 wrote: why always in hotel rooms why..
    I was about to point out - how lonely must it be to die by yourself in a hotel room, yet SO many musicians do it.
    simmsicle
    RIP. I was shocked today when I found out I live less from a mile away from where he grew up, I even used to hang out where he lived. Grear guitarist, we'll miss him .
    stef123
    Such a sad day. I only have one of his albums, but it's a total peach. He was a brilliant guitarist, and his music shall live on forever. R.I.P Gary Moore. P.S. I will buy some more CD's of Gary Moore as a tribute!
    fotoman
    This is so sad on so many levels...once again...a great artist is called to heaven before his time. RIP Gary...I play your music all the time...YOU WILL BE MISSED.
    fotoman
    He would like that..
    BurntGerbil wrote: RIP Guess I'll be getting some use out of my 2001 Gary Moore Les Paul today.
    opusthecat
    shreducator wrote: RIP Gary. If it weren't for you, we wouldn't have half the great guitarists that there are today.
    Yes we would. They just might sound a little different. Wow, I never would have guessed he played with Skid Row, what an odd partnership that was!
    postrunner
    Gary dies but he had an influence on todays music which will in turn ifluence the next, so his music really doesn't die
    Crimson Ghost
    opusthecat wrote: shreducator wrote: RIP Gary. If it weren't for you, we wouldn't have half the great guitarists that there are today. Yes we would. They just might sound a little different. Wow, I never would have guessed he played with Skid Row, what an odd partnership that was!
    it was a different Skid Row. Not the Sebastian Bach one. RIP Gary. Good solo career, didn't really do much with thin lizzy. Sad news though. A very respectable musician