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Old 07-06-2011, 05:25 AM
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LESLIE WEST has leg amputated

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.
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:23 AM
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:36 AM
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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.
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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!
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:52 PM
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I knew about this but I didn't think many people here would care.
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:01 PM
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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.
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:32 PM
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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.
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