RIP, Eddie Balandas. Congestive heart failure. There are quite a few tributes all over the web. And what a great way to start an album, got things off to a good start. What an album it was, too. [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsRJGW2sF1c]Eddie Balandas tells about introducing KISS for the Alive II lp 2011 KISS EXPO - YouTube[/ame] Hope he's tending stage and bodyguarding upstairs for Hendrix, Freddy King, Bloomfield, Moore, SRV . . . Maybe he's getting in a little trumpet playing too.