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Montrose was the original Californian band, pioneering the kind of short and punchy songs ready made for arenas that would be a template for later and more successful bands such as Van Halen. The band featured Ronnie Montrose on guitar (coming off a successful stint in The Edgar Winter Group) and future solo star and Van Halen member Sammy Hagar. Rounding out the foursome on their Ted Templeman-produced debut, Montrose (Warner Bros., 1973), were drummer Denny Carmassi and… read more

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  • A criminally underrated outfit.
  • Montrose was a great band.Sammy had killer vocals. Miss these guys.
  • Until today I 'd never listened to these guys and now I am addicted ,what a great sound.
  • Sammy, keep the memory of Montrose alive in your concerts.
  • They Got the Fire!
  • good ole rock...
  • What a Band, those were the days...
  • First off! A shout out to Ronnie's family in light of the recent tragedy! and on the Brightest NOTE!! Loved Ronnie & Sammy in Montrose Rock Candy it's what? :-)) Thanks! http://soundcloud.com/the-chris-blake-project
  • R.I.P. Ronnie. Thank you for your music
  • R.I.P. Ronnie \,,/

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