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Who were the original members of Montrose?

Last Updated: 18th April, 2020

The original Montrose lineup, consisting of Ronnie Montrose on guitar, Sammy Hagar (then known as Sam Hagar) on lead vocals, Bill Church on bass, and Denny Carmassi on drums, was formed in early 1973 after Ronnie Montrose decided to leave the Edgar Winter Group.

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Also to know is, why was Sammy Hagar fired from Montrose?

Well, for about a decade, really well, yeah. But in 1996, Hagar quit or was fired after a series of arguments over movie soundtrack songs, greatest hits albums and most divisively, a secret reunion with Roth.

Secondly, what happened to Montrose? Death. On March 3, 2012, Montrose died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His death was originally assumed to be the result of his prostate cancer. However, the San Mateo County Coroner's Office released a report that confirmed the guitarist had taken his own life.

Similarly one may ask, who was the drummer for Montrose?

James Kottak 1987 – 1987 Steve Smith

What year did Ronnie Montrose die?

March 3, 2012

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