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Richard Shannon Hoon (September 26, 1967 – October 21, 1995)
Early Life:
Hoon reportedly began using his middle name to avoid confusion with his father, who was also named Richard. In high school, Hoon was a stand-out athlete in football, wrestling, and pole vaulting. In addition to his reputation as an athlete, Hoon gained some local notoriety following several arrests by the Lafayette police. Hoon graduated from…

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  • "A lot of my songs come from a darker place." - Brad Smith discusses the bouts of depression that inspired "No Rain," reflects on his relationship with the late Shannon Hoon, speaks about his solo project, Abandon Jalopy, and looks to Blind Melon's future, including the Hoon biopic that is currently in the works: http://www.songfacts.com/blog/interviews/brad_smith_of_blind_melon/
  • One of the greatest vocalist of the 90's. He was right up there with Layne and Cornell and other greats! His voice was silky smooth and he left us way too soon. Hopefully someday he will get the credit he deserves :)
  • 153 listeners. Glad to be one of those :). RIP.
  • http://www.last.fm/group/Live+fast.+Die+young./
  • Shannon, rock on in Heaven with Layne :) Rest in peace <3
  • HI,how ar´ you.fine.Fine?I´m fine.Nice day.Have fun.Live long,die in peace.Bye:)
  • Go to the Blind Melon group for the Mp3s
  • A album full of songs was released for download as a Christmas gift to Blind Melon fans just recently by Nel Hoon (Shannon's Mother) if you would like to have the link to the flac files leave me a shout.
  • Rest In Peace
  • love him ! <3

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