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Whitney Houston Dead, Glam Musicians Remember

Diva extraordinaire, Whiney Houston, died yesterday in Los Angeles, Calif. She was 48. Her body was found in a fourth floor room of the Beverly Hilton Hotel and the cause of death is still under investigation. Houston was at the hotel gearing up for a pre-Grammy party. Tonight's Grammy Awards show will obviously be filled with tributes to Houston.

Houston's voice was unmatched and she defined pop music in the 80s. Quite simply, no one could hit notes like Houston. I'll never forget watching the video for "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" with my mom when I was a kid. My mom shook her head and said "Some people just have it all." She was of course referring to that amazing voice and the cover model good looks.

Because Whitney Houston's voice and talent was transcendent, it isn't surprising that many rock musicians have tweeted tributes in her honor.

Bret Michaels released this statement:

"My deepest condolences to Whitney Houston's family and friends. I first met Whitney when we were in Rome on tour. I couldn't sleep so I went down to the lobby. There she was sitting on the couch reading a book. Apparently she couldn't sleep either. We sat and hung out chatting for quite a while. She was awesome. Over the years, we ran into each other at several other events, the most memorable being when we were performing in Rio for the Hollywood Rocks festival. I happened to walk up to my room from the pool where a bunch of us had been sitting and saw the news about the Northridge earthquake. I remember telling her, the guys from Aerosmith and others about the news... Again... what a great person with a great voice and amazing talent. She will be missed."

Sebastian Bach released this statement:

"This is hitting me hard. I used to sing all of Whitney Houston's songs all the time. I absolutely loved her voice. I practiced along to her songs countless times and her music affects me deeply. I cannot believe how temporary life is. How fragile music is. Everything you know, everything you hold dear can be ripped away at a moment's notice and you won't even see it coming. I always figured Whitney would record another record that would blow us all away. So sad that was not meant to be. 48 years old? Ugh. It makes me sick. Such a loss. RIP, Whitney Houston. My condolences to my friend Bobby Brown and his children."

Skid Row tweeted "R.I.P. Whitney Houston" as did James Michael. Kip Winger tweeted "Sad to lose such a one of a kind talent, RIP Whitney Houston." Nickelback tweeted "Rest in Peace Whitney Houston. Thank you for the gift you gave us all." Aerosmith's Joey Kramer chimed in with "Stunned & Sad ." Finally, Slash weighed in and tweeted "Shattering news about Whitney. RIP."

Reader Comments (8)

great voice.
when u look back she really was all over the place in the 80's while hard rock/metal/glam were peaking on mtv. as result her songs are also part of those great years.
February 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKixchix
Such a waste of an incredible voice. She was said to have a 7 octave range, which is almost unfathomable to me.RIP Whitney.
February 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGary
FYI Gary - no human being is capable of a seven ocatave range. With all due respect, only a non-musician would make such a claim. You hear this stuff all the time about Whitney, Mariah Carey, etc... but their vocal range is closer to four octaves.
February 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKen
What a sad loss. Houston was supposedly on her way back having just acted in a forthcoming movie as well as getting ready for a role in another. And she had throat surgery not long ago in preparation for a singing comeback.

And all for nought. God Bless and Godspeed, Whitney.

p.s. Ken -- You sure about all that? I heard Mike Matijevic possesses the ability to hit the elusive 8th octave.
February 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
RIP Whitney! I can’t stop thinking about you! You and Mariah Carey are my 2 top female idols when it comes to soul singing of my generation. You truly will be missed!
February 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterhosting
RIP Whitney, Very Sad....
February 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRoy
Yes, I'm sure!
February 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKen
Ken,I've played the guitar for 37 years.So a "non musician" I am not. However, I don't doubt what you say, because as for singing, I have a 1 octave voice,and that 1 octave voice is always off key.....LOL
February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGary

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