Best Rock or Metal Songs That Are Dedicated to Someone Who Died


The Top Ten

1 Blackbird - Alter Bridge

Written about Mark Morse - NuMetalManiak

2 To Live Is to Die - Metallica

Dedicated to Cliff Burton - NuMetalManiak

3 In Loving Memory - Alter Bridge

Dedicated to Mark Tremonti's mother - NuMetalManiak

4 Eulogy - Tool

Dedicated (not very friendly but still) to L Ron Hubbard - NuMetalManiak

Dedicated to Mr Bill Hicks

Dedicated to L. Ron Hubbard. Not a very nice dedication but it makes sense. - NuMetalManiak

5 Layne - Staind

Obviously dedicated to Layne Staley. - NuMetalManiak

6 Vahle - Volumes

Dedicated to James Vahle. Seriously just listen to this song it is awesome. - NuMetalManiak

7 Hey Man Nice Shot - Filter

I wouldn't call it a dedication, but this song is about the suicide of Budd Dwyer. - NuMetalManiak

Dedicated to Budd Dwyer who committed suicide.

8 So Far Away - Avenged Sevenfold

Dedicated to The Rev. - NuMetalManiak

9 My Man - Eagles
10 Death Blooms - Mudvayne

Dedicated to Chad Gray's grandmother - NuMetalManiak

The Contenders

11 In This River - Black Label Society
12 All Those Years Ago - George Harrison

Under appreciated tribute to John - Billyv

13 No One but You (Only the Good Die the Young) - Queen
14 Lightning Crashes - Live

Dedicated to Barbara Lewis - NuMetalManiak

15 We'll Burn the Sky - Scorpions
16 Boulder to Birmingham - Emmylou Harris
17 Goodbye - Slipknot
18 Soil - System of a Down
19 Pieces - Anthrax
20 Helena - My Chemical Romance
21 Empty Garden (Hey, Hey Johnny) - Elton John

Beautifully written and performed, to John Lennon.
"Who lived here, must've been a gardener who cared a lot
Who weeded out the fears and grew a good crop..." - Billyv

22 American Pie - Don McLean
23 Candle In the Wind - Elton John
24 Tears of a Clown - Iron Maiden
25 Sail On Soothsayer - Buckethead
26 In My Darkest Hour - Megadeth

Dedicated to Cliff Burton - DejanKalinic

27 Watching Over Me - Iced Earth
28 Zombie - Bad Wolves

Dedicated to Dolores O'Riordian, who actually was gonna sing this song for the band as part of their cover, but she died before that could happen. - NuMetalManiak

29 Justin - Korn
30 St. James - Avenged Sevenfold

Dedicated to the Rev.

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List Stats

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Top Remixes

1. Blackbird - Alter Bridge
2. In Loving Memory - Alter Bridge
3. My Man - Eagles
1. In This River - Black Label Society
2. To Live Is to Die - Metallica
3. No One but You (Only the Good Die the Young) - Queen
1. Blackbird - Alter Bridge
2. To Live Is to Die - Metallica
3. Eulogy - Tool


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