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ravenheart
07-06-2011, 06:25 AM
This happened in the middle of last month, apparently. Not sure how everyone missed it!

Apparently Mountain vocalist/guitarist/founder Leslie Wast had his right leg amputated just above the knee on June 17 to stop a septic infection which started in his foot spreading to the rest of his body.

Shortly before this happened he finished recording a new solo album called 'The Usual Suspects', with guest appearances from Slash, Billy F. Gibbons, Zakk Wylde, Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Aronoff and Steve Lukather, which will be released in September.

jd091
07-06-2011, 07:23 AM
Don't need legs to play guitar, unless you're Ben Weinman.

ravenheart
07-06-2011, 07:36 AM
You do to stand and sing though.

It sucks that if he performs anymore he'll have to do it from a chair. Or with a false leg.

mankvill
07-06-2011, 10:58 AM
You do to stand and sing though.

It sucks that if he performs anymore he'll have to do it from a chair. Or with a false leg.

If Ay Dub Kay and Jeff Becerra can do a whole concert from a wheelchair, this dude can play guitar sitting down!

MPF
07-06-2011, 01:52 PM
I knew about this but I didn't think many people here would care.

ravenheart
07-06-2011, 02:01 PM
I knew about this but I didn't think many people here would care.

I missed it completely! Everyone should care. Leslie is a legend.

MPF
07-06-2011, 02:32 PM
I missed it completely! Everyone should care. Leslie is a legend.

So damn true. Everything Leslie West has been apart of is legendary.

But I can't see that many people here knowing about him besides Mississippi Queen, which is tragic.