Musicians Who Died Without Reaching Their PeakCrimsonShark Everyone's going to die someday. You (Yeah, the guy who's reading this), me and everyone else. And no matter how much you love a certain music artist or band, you've gotta accept the fact that they're gonna pass away, which understandably sucks. And what does a musician want as the last thing before they die? An obvious answer would be to be remembered for their music, personality and of course, their accomplishments.
Then there's some who died having never reached the full potential of their talents :(.
This list is about any artist you could think of who had so much promise, so much potential, so much success and new experimentation to go and then BAM! They suddenly pass away and there's nothing you could literally do about it. And lastly, I want everyone to honor these music artists and for their fans to cherish them for a lifetime. After all, someone's favorite music artist may be someone who's deceased :(...
The Top Ten
Orion is a masterpiece, but Cliff still had a long way to go. He was 24 for God's sake! He could have made something Bass-related that was better than Orion and many of the songs he wrote are considered as some of the best metal songs ever made. He never saw Metallica receive platinum statuses on each of their albums. Anyway, RIP Bass Master :(. - CrimsonShark
He is influential and an inspiration nowadays, but when you find out he was only 25 during that plane crash, you know there was a lot left for Randy Rhoads. Interestingly, his last conversation with Ozzy Osbourne went like this; "You'll kill yourself , you know. One of these days", regarding Osbourne's habit of drinking alcohol. It's quite ironic how after leaving those words to him, nobody would have known he'd get killed really soon :(. - CrimsonShark
Fresh out of the Voice and already a devoted fanbase considering she was already an active YouTube user and she had a studio album and two extended plays (EP's). There's no denying she had a lot of talent and to hear her getting murdered at just 22 is devastating... - CrimsonShark
With a 4 year career he could have been so much more... - EliHbk
True, he's the most influential guitarist ever, but he only recorded three studio albums, in only four years. Sadly, we may never get to see the full potential of Jimi Hendrix due to his untimely death :(. - CrimsonShark
He was a great drummer. Definitely not as good as Dave Lombardo or Mike Portnoy, but he was a very accomplished drummer without a doubt. If he was still alive, The Rev would be (possibly) so much better than what he was capable of in A7X's first four albums. He died at 28, a lot older than whom I have listed here, but he was young and I think he was a lot more capable than what he played :(. - CrimsonShark
RIP Lizard King :(. He could have been so much more if he hadn't just overdosed... - CrimsonShark
What a sad story she has - _Jack_
She was already influential and did hit big, but no denying she had a lot to go :(. A lot of artists such as Green Day paid tribute to her and even Metallica cited her as an influence for one of their songs "Moth into Flame". Hopefully, she'll get inducted into something in the future. - CrimsonShark
Obviously. He was famous and people had high expectations on what he would do. Then he died. - Martinglez
He was only 17. Such a shame... - naFrovivuS
I think Nirvana is overrated (I don't hate them, mind you, they just get too much credit), but I think Kurt was a really good songwriter. He could have probably made an album that was better than "Nevermind" and "In Utero" if he chose not to commit suicide, but then again, Cobain would just quit Nirvana for a simpler job and lifestyle. His death is still tragic, though. - CrimsonShark
Please notice that Jeff Buckley (#9) is Tim Buckley's son.
Like Father Like Son
She managed to achieve such massive success and then she gets shot by her friend and manager just as she was about to reach her peak :(. She has a Hollywood Star on the Walk of Fame due to her accomplishments, but seeing as she was just 23, you could guarantee she could have done a lot more for the music industry. - CrimsonShark
Not exactly a fan of his music, but I can see why a lot of people liked him. Had he lived, Suicide Silence may not be as famous, but Mitch could have experimented more with his music and create a unique sound for a Deathcore band (If Whitechapel managed to do it, why not Suicide Silence). Anyway, RIP. - CrimsonShark
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3. Jimi Hendrix
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