Shannon Hoon of Blind Melon died 25 years ago today-


On this day in 1995, Blind Melon frontman Shannon Hoon was found dead on the band's tour bus. Following a show the night before in Houston, he'd gone on a cocaine binge and overdosed.

Blind Melon singer Shannon Hoon (from 1993) on dealing with fame:

"You realize that your world starts to get a little smaller and it makes you -- it really works on your nervous system. Completely destroys your nervous system. I'm not gonna sit back and bitch about everything. I'm meeting a lot of great people. I couldn't ask for anything more than that. I meet some interesting people, that's for damn sure. And you learn the therapeutic value in music and that's really all you need. And it has nothing to do with being recognized because they're showing your face on M-T-V. If people aren't listening to the music then they don't know me for the right reasons."