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Old 01-07-11, 11:18 PM   #1
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Phil Kennemore - R.I.P.

Y&T bass player and songwriter Phil Kennemore died early this morning due to lung cancer. He was the only other constant in the band besides lead singer/lead guitarist Dave Meniketti.

Y&T nearly broke it big in the early and mid 80's, but never quite hit the huge audiences. They had a string of great straightforward Hard Rock/Melodic Metal albums in the early 80's including Earthshaker, Black Tiger, and Mean Streak. Just last year they released a new album, Facemelter, which was pretty darned good (and which featured a lot of songs written or co-written by Kennemore).

He will be missed.
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Old 01-08-11, 06:29 AM   #2
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Re: Phil Kennemore - R.I.P.

Loved Y&T back in the day. I've got their "Mean Streak", "In Rock We Trust", and "Best of '81-'85" albums. I saw them in 1989 with Bad Company and Vixen.
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Old 01-08-11, 07:52 AM   #3
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Re: Phil Kennemore - R.I.P.

Very sad. I too loved Y&T back in the day. Spinning Mean Streak is a must today.
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Old 01-08-11, 04:43 PM   #4
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Re: Phil Kennemore - R.I.P.

Clicked on this cuz i knew that name was familiar

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Old 01-08-11, 09:55 PM   #5
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Re: Phil Kennemore - R.I.P.

Damn. Knew he was ill, but sad to hear of his passing. Gotta go dig out some Y&T to listen to now.
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