40 Rock Bands Affected by Suicide

Please note that it is crucial to reach out for help as soon as possible if you or someone you know is considering suicide. These resources can offer support and guidance and connect you with professionals that can help.

Alphabetically listed are 40 rock bands with a bandmate who committed suicide, BUT FIRST, check out where to get help. Thank you, and be safe!

  1. American Association of Suicidology (https://www.suicidology.org/)
  2. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (https://afsp.org/)
  3. American Psychological Association (https://www.apa.org/)
  4. Anxiety and Depression Association of America (https://adaa.org/)
  5. Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (https://suicideprevention.ca/)
  6. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (https://www.camh.ca/)
  7. Crisis Text Line (https://www.crisistextline.org/)
  8. Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (https://www.dbsalliance.org/)
  9. International Association for Suicide Prevention (https://www.iasp.info/)
  10. Mental Health America (https://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/)
  11. National Alliance on Mental Illness (https://www.nami.org/)
  12. National Institute of Mental Health (https://www.nimh.nih.gov/)
  13. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/)
  14. Samaritans (https://www.samaritans.org/)
  15. Suicide Prevention Resource Center (https://www.sprc.org/)
  16. The Trevor Project (https://www.thetrevorproject.org/)
  17. Veterans Crisis Line (https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/)
  18. World Health Organization (https://www.who.int/)
  19. Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program (https://yellowribbon.org/)
  20. Zero Suicide Alliance (https://zerosuicide.sprc.org/)
  21. 120 Mental Health Resources https://www.mysticmag.com/news/mental-health-resources/

    There’s a story behind each of these rock bands. Check back as we learn the who, what, where, when, and why behind the stories and how the suicides may have been prevented.
  1. Alice in Chains
  2. Bad Religion
  3. Black Sabbath
  4. The Black Keys
  5. Blind Melon
  6. The Clash
  7. The Cranberries
  8. Cream
  9. The Cure
  10. Deep Purple
  11. Echo & the Bunnymen
  12. Faith No More
  13. The Flaming Lips
  14. Garbage
  15. The Grateful Dead
  16. Green Day
  17. Joy Division
  18. Judas Priest
  19. King Crimson
  20. Led Zeppelin
  21. Linkin Park
  22. The Misfits
  23. Motörhead
  24. Nirvana
  25. Oasis
  26. Pink Floyd
  27. Queen
  28. The Rolling Stones
  29. The Runaways
  30. Rush
  31. The Scorpions
  32. The Smiths
  33. Soundgarden
  34. Stone Temple Pilots
  35. Suicide
  36. Supertramp
  37. The Talking Heads
  38. The Tragically Hip
  39. Van Halen
  40. The Who

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and that many bands have members who have committed suicide but may not be publicly acknowledged. This list is intended to highlight some of the more well-known bands with members who have taken their own lives. And also, it’s important to note that suicide is a sensitive topic and should be handled with respect and sensitivity. Perhaps by reading their stories, we may learn and gain insight into the whys and hopefully prevent a lost life. If you suspect someone may be having suicidal thoughts, please seek help.