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$5 Album MP3 Deal: Montrose ‘Montrose’
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Right now, the classic self-title debut album Montrose is available for only $5 in MP3 format as part of Amazon.com’s $5 MP3 album deal. (The CD is currently $8.98 and is an AutoRip, which means you get a free MP3 with the physical copy.)

The album, featuring lead vocalist Sammy Hagar and guitarist Ronnie Montrose, includes rock heavies “Rock the Nation,” “Bad Motor Scooter,” “Space Station #5,” and “Rock Candy.”

If you’re looking for more music deals, be sure to check out all 100 albums on sale in MP3 format right now for only $5 each as part of Amazon’s monthly MP3 album deals.

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The Geeks Of Doom Round Up 7: Comic-Con Episode IV and Ronnie Montrose
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The seventh episode of The Geeks Of Doom Round Up is here, and Andy takes a look at the trailer for Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, a documentary by Morgan Spurlock, which focuses on the annual San Diego Comic-Con. For our music selection this week, Greg remembers Ronnie Montrose from Montrose and Gamma who passed away this weekend, and in tribute plays “Space Station #5”

Later, we also pay tribute to more of our heroes who passed away this week. Ralph McQuarrie, legendary concept artist whose visions helped determine the look and feel of the Original Star Wars Trilogy, died this weekend – a heavy loss to fans everywhere. Davy Jones of The Monkees also passed away, and we close out the show with a tribute to him.

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Rock Guitarist Ronnie Montrose Has Died
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Ronnie Montrose, guitarist and founder of the rock band Montrose, died on Saturday, March 3, 2012, after a five-year battle with prostate cancer. He was 64.

The news of his death was announced on the Ronnie Montrose official website. You can read the official statement here below.

The band Montrose is best know for its time with former frontman Sammy Hagar, who went on to achieve great fame and fortune with Van Halen. Hagar wrote a lot about his years in Montrose and his collaboration with Ronnie Montrose in his 2011 autobiography Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock. With Hagar, who appeared on the first two albums – Montrose and Paper Money, the band had its greatest success with songs like “Rock Candy,” “Rock The Nation,” and “Bad Motor Scooter.”

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