The band Montrose was formed in 1973 when guitarist Ronnie Montrose decided to leave the Edgar Winter Group.
Along with Sammy Hagar, Bill Church and Denny Carmassi, they recorded the classic album Montrose which is credited with being a major influence on bands like Iron Maiden.
Ronnie Montrose committed suicide last year at the same time that a Montrose reunion was being planned for Sammy Hagar’s birthday. That reunion is apparently moving forward with the other three members as Hager has posted a picture on his Facebook account, saying “Denny and Bill in town – We recorded some new music last week it was amazing we still have that Montrose chemistry keep ya all posted.”
Last year, Hagar told Rolling Stone of his disappointment in the fact that the planned four-man Montrose reunion would never happen. “It’s fucked up that those songs will never be played by those four members again. That’s so weird to me. It’s like the end of an era. Songs can go forever, but we can’t. It’s trippy. Ronnie Montrose gave me my first break as a songwriter, as a front man, as a recording artist, as a touring artist, and for that I will always be grateful.”