Famous Metal Musicians React to Allan Holdsworth’s Death


Infuential prog, jazz and fusion guitarist Allan Holdsworth passed away yesterday at the age of 70. His daughter Louise said his death was unexpected, but did not reveal a cause.

Holdsworth may not have been a household name in the metal community but his playing style was hugely influential to a number of metal guitarists, as you can see from some of the posts below to come out in the hours since Holdsworth’s passing.

Vernon Reid (Living Colour)

Mike Portnoy (Winery Dogs, ex-Dream Theater)

John Petrucci (Dream Theater)

Jason Richardson (ex-Born of Osiris, ex-Chelsea Grin):

Ryan Knight (ex-The Black Dahlia Murder):

Michael Amott (Arch Enemy):

Dave Elitch (producer, ex-The Mars Volta)

Dino Cazares (Fear Factory):

Alex Skolnick (Testament):

Rivers of Nihil:

William DuVall (Alice in Chains):


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