Another bit of bad news is the passing of Ronnie Montrose. I liked Ronnie quite a bit. He was pretty much the reason I started doing pick-up swaps in my guitars since I read he was always doing a quest for tone...and I couldn't stop listening to the first album. It is a little masterpiece.
Also, that first album is what I want to blueprint my own stuff after. Haven't got there yet; still working on it. One day.
Thanks, Ronnie. I wouldn't have the better guitar tone than I used to have if it wasn't for you.