At home, Hoon tried to stay out of the limelight. . He was still wearing it Sunday. Mourners on Tuesday wore red ribbons in honor of Red Ribbon Week, an alcohol and drug abuse awareness program. He followed and hung out with Hoon and Blind Melon from Sacramento, Calif. The funeral was closed to the public, so the three waited until the last limousines had left the cemetery to pay their final respects to Hoon.
Hoon had struggled with addiction to drugs and tried to undergo rehabilitation. He said 'If you want to experience hell on earth, become a heroin addict. The sold-out, old home week audience of about 700 friends and family — many who lined up a full five hours before Blind Melon started playing — applauded Hoon. Shannon Hoon, the lead singer, appeared on stage wearing a false moustache and glasses, and a red, flashing clown's nose. Minyard said toxocology reports should show whether drugs played a part in the singer's death. Blind Melon remained active for the next four years following Hoon's death.
Lafayette singer Tevi Tarler performed that night with Lafayette guitarist Mike Kelsey, who was on tour opening shows for Blind Melon. Have you ever really listened to the lyrics to No Rain? Now it was about Nica, and he acknowledged this fact, yet still he was too addicted, too selfish, too whatever to work with the help he needed and learn how to parent his child. Coroner Frank Minyard said a prliminary autopsy Sunday did not reveal the cause of death. The singer, who had publicly acknowledged his drug problems, went through at least two rehabilitation programmes. Decades later, at 20, Nico performed Change in public. Blind Melon co-manager Dough Goldstein, a friend of Hoon, told the Los Angeles Times that Hoon had entered a drug rehabilitation center at least twice recently. I understand it was not fair.
Marlon DeFillo, who would not give further details of his death. He even made a joke that he should give people's money back. I think some things would have changed like influencing future musicians. That's the only thing that makes it comforting. He was rock and rolling. There were a lot of times when I looked at Shannon and how he took life and ran with it and asked myself, 'Are you happy with life? This place was a big rehab center for me.
After a disappointing performance in Houston on October 20, Hoon launched himself into an all-night drug binge. A sign requested that mourners wear the ribbons. As Much as Time Needs To Move On. It took a little over seven hours for the somber news to travel from the Blind Melon tour bus in New Orleans to the Lafayette community — where he was known as much more than a charismatic rock 'n' roller, but also an enthusiastic friend, brother, son and father. Hoon gets just as much attention, though, for wearing braided pigtails. Subaru-Isuzu spokeswoman Ann McConnell said Dayton Town Marshal Dennis Dick was concerned about the heavy flow of traffic on Indiana 38.
As a parent to be, this song has personal meaning to me right now as it pointedly describes the worries of becoming a father figure. They once contributed to the problem when their son was a child and a teenager but once he left home and became successful, it was time for Hoon to get his life under control. DeFillo said there was no sign of trauma, and the cause of death remains unclassified pending an autopsy. I really didnt like em coz I thought No Rain sucked. Bout a month ago I lent it to my friend whom I turn on to a lot of bands.
Hoon was in the middle of a U. Ironically, he died 2 months after. In Indianapolis in September, he spent the show in perpetual motion. They're remembering the good things about Shannon. The next day, Saturday, October 21, 1995, Blind Melon was scheduled to play a show in New Orleans at. Together, they formed Blind Melon in 1990, taking their inspiration from America's leading musical outlaws of the Sixties, the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers, and adding a spiky edge that recalled the hugely influential alternative band Jane's Addiction.
You never want to take your eye off him because you never know what he's going to do. The band was in New Orleans to play at the famed Tipitina's music club. Kelsey heard Hoon get back on the bus at about 10 a. He also left behind a and that too is a loss. Hoon applauded friends and family. Private funeral services are scheduled for today.
Kelsey said Monday that he had seen Hoon push things to the brink so often that he was almost calm when he and Blind Melon members unsuccessfully tried to wake Hoon from his bus bunk. Rose invited Hoon to join him in the studio, where his band were recording their albums and both released in 1991. He looked like a man with an insatiable lust for life. That's why I'm so blown away. The remaining members had planned to continue the band in memory of him and auditions to fill the vacant singer position were held; however, they never managed to find a permanent replacement for Hoon, and Blind Melon officially disbanded in 1999.
But these were among their best. The New York Times, in today's edition, reported that Chris Jones, the band's manager, said Hoon died of a drug overdose. Nico Hoon was born just a few months before Shannon's death. Unsourced material may be challenged and. Hoon's girlfriend, Lisa Crouse, their 3-month-old daughter, Nico Blue, and his family live in Lafayette. Lyrically, too, it was a moving, often claustrophobic vision of personal breakdown and dysfunctional family life, rather than a series of teen angst sound bites. Since leaving Lafayette in 1990, Hoon repeatedly said he was either battling or had whipped his drug addiction.