Man, we were hit hard this past year. When you think of the mark the musicians in this video made it's almost soul crushing. This was seriously one of the most horrible years ever for heavy music. Check out the video after the jump.

I was commenting to my mom the other day about all the friends and family I've lost recently and she said I was just "the age" where these things start piling up.  I had to correct her, because none of them died what I would call a "natural" death.  Just like my losses, these musicians were stolen from us.  Other than  Ronnie James Dio  none had the opportunity to lead anywhere near a full life.  With all that said, try not to tear up a little, especially during the first few seconds.