Bob Coburn, longtime Los Angeles radio personality and former host of the nationally syndicated show Rockline, has died. He was 68.
His radio home since 1980, Los Angeles station KLOS 95.5, announced Coburn’s death on its website. The station said he died Saturday of lung cancer after being diagnosed earlier this year.
Coburn was well known to rock stars and music fans as host of the weekly Rockline show, which ran from 1981 to 2014. He interviewed such superstars as Keith Richards, Robert Plant and Paul McCartney on the program, where listeners could call in with questions.
Def Leppard, Tom Morello, Paul Stanley, Joe Satriani, Stephen Pearcy and Avenged Sevenfold were among the rockers who reacted on Twitter to Coburn’s death. Stanley called him “a lovely guy and the spirit of kindness.”
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) December 18, 2016
So sad to hear about the passing of Bob Coburn. He was always one of our favorites to talk music with. We have lost a legend in rock radio. pic.twitter.com/UZmcrqA3fm
— Avenged Sevenfold (@TheOfficialA7X) December 18, 2016
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) December 18, 2016
— Def Leppard (@DefLeppard) December 18, 2016
Such sad news that Bob Coburn has passed away. I will miss him&all that he was. (read full msg at https://t.co/f8FUfcBOPh)
— Joe Satriani (@chickenfootjoe) December 18, 2016