Eddie Rendini was a talented American guitarist who played in several rock bands, such as Cold, Darwin’s Waiting Room, and L.U.N.G.S. He was known for his skillful and energetic performances, as well as his friendly and humble personality. He passed away on January 30, 2015, at the age of 47.
Early Life and Career
Eddie Rendini was born in 1967 in Florida. He grew up listening to rock and metal music, and started playing guitar at a young age. He joined his first band, Collapsing Lungs, in the early 1990s, and later changed their name to L.U.N.G.S. The band played a mix of rap, rock, and funk, and released an album called Better Class of Losers in 1995. They also toured with bands like Korn, Deftones, and Limp Bizkit.
In 1996, Rendini left L.U.N.G.S. and joined Darwin’s Waiting Room, a rapcore/alt-metal band that also featured his former L.U.N.G.S. bandmate Michael “Grimm” Falk. The band signed with MCA Records and released their debut album, Orphan, in 2001. The album spawned a radio hit, “Feel So Stupid (Table 9)”, and the band toured with acts like Godsmack, Nonpoint, and Sevendust. The band released two more albums, Apology Accepted and Abortion Clinic, before disbanding in 2004.
In 2003, Rendini joined Cold, a post-grunge/alt-rock band that had achieved mainstream success with their albums 13 Ways to Bleed on Stage and Year of the Spider. He replaced Terry Balsamo, who had left to join Evanescence. Rendini played guitar on Cold’s tour in support of Year of the Spider, but did not record any studio material with them. He left the band in 2004, and pursued other musical projects.
Death and Legacy
Eddie Rendini died of a heart attack on January 30, 2015, in La Mesa, California. He was on vacation at a resort hotel when he collapsed and was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His death was announced by his former bandmates and friends on social media, who expressed their shock and sorrow. His fans also paid tribute to him online and offline, and remembered his music and his spirit.
Eddie Rendini was a gifted musician who left a mark on the rock scene with his guitar playing and his personality. He was respected and admired by his peers and his fans for his talent and his character. He was a passionate and dedicated artist who loved music and life. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.