Remembering Blind Melon Frontman Shannon Hoon


Today marks the 20th anniversary of the day Blind Melon frontman Shannon Hoon passed away. Hoon was found unconscious on Blind Melon’s tour bus and when an ambulance arrived, he was pronounced dead on the scene due to a heart attack brought on by a cocaine overdose. Blind Melon had recently released Soup, the band’s sophomore studio album which came after the blockbuster success of an eponymous debut LP in 1992. All these years later, Blind Melon’s music has stood the test of time.

Let’s remember Shannon Hoon by looking back at one of Blind Melon’s key performances, a 13-song set at Woodstock ’94. Music Vault has rolled out professionally-shot footage of the set which includes gems from both albums as well as a cover of “Working Class Hero” by John Lennon. Such hits as “No Rain,” “Tomes Of Home” and “Change” are featured within. Take a look:

Video Track Timings

  • 0:00:00 – 2 X 4
  • 0:04:06 – Tones Of Home
  • 0:09:03 – Soup
  • 0:12:23 – Wilt
  • 0:14:54 – No Rain
  • 0:19:47 – Time
  • 0:29:14 – I Wonder
  • 0:34:19 – Working Class Hero
  • 0:36:12 – St. Andrew’s Hall
  • 0:40:13 – Paper Scratcher
  • 0:44:50 – Change
  • 0:48:57 – Deserted
  • 0:56:03 – Soak The Skin