LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 20: Singer Chris Cornell performs at Prophets of Rage and Friends' Anti Inaugural Ball at the Taragram Ballroom on January 20, 2017 in Los Angeles, California; LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 09: Singer Chester Bennington of Linkin Park performs onstage during Rock in Rio USA at the MGM Resorts Festival Grounds on May 9, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The recent passing of Taylor Hawkins has us looking back at the more crushing rock deaths of the last decade.


And yes, Taylor’s death stings because it’s so recent. But in looking back over the last ten years, there have been no shortage of heartbreaking losses in the rock world. Take a look our list, then vote for the one you love and miss the most.


  • Taylor Hawkins, 2022

    Taylor Hawkins

    (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

  • Charlie Watts, 2021

    Charlie Watts of Rolling Stones

    (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • Dusty Hill, 2021

    Dusty Hill

    Ian Gavan/Getty Images

  • Eddie Van Halen, 2020

    Eddie Van Halen

    Ethan Miller/Getty Images

  • Neil Peart, 2020

    FLASHBACK: Rush Gets Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • Ric Ocasek, 2019

    Ric Ocasek of The Cars

    (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images For The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)

  • Malcolm Young, 2017

    Malcolm Young

    Newsmakers/Getty Images

  • Chris Cornell, 2017

    Activision E3 2010 Preview - Show

    (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Activision)

  • Chester Bennington, 2017

    Linkin Park: Music Video Evolution Playlist

    (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc. )

  • Tom Petty, 2017

    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - "Christmas All Over Again"

    Samir Hussein/Getty Images

  • Prince, 2016

    Prince - "Another Lonely Christmas"

    Kevin Winter/Getty Images

  • David Bowie, 2016

    David Bowie

    (Photo: Scott Gries/ImageDirect)

  • Glenn Frey, 2016

    Glenn Frey

    Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

  • Scott Weiland, 2015

    Remembering Scott Weiland

    (Photo by Jo Hale/Getty Images)

  • Ray Manzarek, 2013

    Rock Band, The Doors

    (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

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