Shannon Hoon of Blind Melon, “No Rain” – Cocaine Overdose
The early 90s were a fine time for guitar-driven bands that took influence from 70s hard rock and psychedelia. One of the most memorable one-hit wonders of 1993 was “No Rain” by Los Angeles-based group Blind Melon. The song, which spawned a video with a little girl in a bee costume that became a pop culture touchstone, lifted Blind Melon to multi-platinum seller status.
Subsequent efforts didn’t do nearly as well, and lead singer Shannon Hoon struggled with addiction and was checked in and out of rehab multiple times before dying of a cocaine overdose in his tour bus in 1995.