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Rose Tattoo Guitarist Mick Cocks Passes Away

Mick Cocks, the guitarist of Australian rock legends Rose Tattoo, has lost his battle cancer and sadly passed away today (December 22nd.) He had been diagnosed with the cancer of the liver in April of this year. Earlier this year in July, Rose Tattoo performed a benefit show at the Enmore Theatre to help Cocks out. More details are expected to be revealed shortly.

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1. Hammerheart writes:

Not familiar with this band, but it's a shame that so many people are dying this year..

R.I.P.

# Dec 22, 2009 @ 11:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Blindgreed1 writes:

They are a great rock band HH. They go way back and were right up there with AC/DC. R.I.P Mick.

# Dec 22, 2009 @ 12:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Hammerheart writes:

Hmm, I'll have to check them out sometime.. somehow, lol.

# Dec 22, 2009 @ 1:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. wilco writes:

this is the saddest news of 2009
true austrailian rocker
do think even beter than angus young

rip brother

# Dec 22, 2009 @ 1:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. ZT* writes:

Jesus, I was just listening to them and thinking about Mick an hour ago...this sucks.

RIP Mick.

NICE BOYS DON'T PLAY ROCK 'N ROLL!!!!!

# Dec 22, 2009 @ 8:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Rychemn writes:

R.I.P......Mick......\M/ \M/

# Dec 25, 2009 @ 9:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Grom HellScream writes:

rip brother!

# Jan 2, 2010 @ 1:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. INaCAGE writes:

Cancer sucks!

R.I.P Mick

# Jan 4, 2010 @ 7:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. wilco writes:

SUCKS INDEED CANCER
BUT WHAT PISSES ME OF
THEY TALK MORE ABOUT THAT REV DUDE
AND NOT ABOUT MIKE
HE WAS REAL IMPORTANT TO THE METAL SCEENE
EVERYBODY SEEMS TO FORGET THAT

OR THEY ARE TO YOUNG TO REMEBER THIS BAND

# Jan 4, 2010 @ 4:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Blindgreed1 writes:

Wilco: It's because they are all just pups. Just look at all the negative posts about Iron Maiden in their thread. Kids today don't have a clue and should do their homework before they go spouting off at the mouth. Kids like Oz are hardly a dime a dozen brother.

# Jan 4, 2010 @ 4:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. wilco writes:

thats true brother
to many pups here well thats cool . because were there once
but most of them forget were metal music cames from from the old bands like iron maiden saxon tygers of pantang and the balck metal kings venom metallica and many more
but hey what can you do

# Jan 5, 2010 @ 4:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. wilco writes:

its black metal

# Jan 5, 2010 @ 4:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Diamond Oz writes:

Cheers BG. I had the pleasure of seeing Rose Tattoo at Graspop 2008, they were bloody tops.

# Jan 5, 2010 @ 5:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Blindgreed1 writes:

Oz: I just call em like I see em. Gotta give credit where credit is due buddy. I'm gonna eat that "extra bite" size Lion bar today.

# Jan 5, 2010 @ 10:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Bash writes:

Was lucky enough to hang with Mick a little in the last couple of years and am happy to say that he was rocking until the very end. Through all his ups and downs he was still living his life by his own rules. Rock and Roll has lost a true legend - Rock In Peace Brother, you are not forgotten.

# Jan 5, 2010 @ 1:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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