Lead singer of the rock group Blind Melon whose career was cut short by a drug overdose. He has also collaborated with groups like Guns N' Roses.
Rebelling against the glam rock scene in 1990s Los Angeles, he and his band were inspired by classic rockers Led Zeppelin and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Best known for their single "No Rain," Blind Melon was a staple on MTV and had their debut album peak at #3 on the Billboard chart.
He had a daughter named Nico Blue with his longtime girlfriend, Lisa Crouse.
At their height, he and Blind Melon opened for Neil Young, Ozzy Osbourne, and The Rolling Stones.