In Memoriam

Dedicated in loving memory of those we have lost.

Your legacy lives on and we will think of you fondly each time we hear your music played.

Blessed is the world to have been given such a gift.

Brett Tuggle

It’s with heavy hearts that RockGodz Hall of Fame regrets to tell you of the passing of one of our beloved inductees, Brett Tuggle.  Brett was inducted into RockGodz Hall of Fame in 2019, where his good friend, Rick Springfield inducted him on that special night.  After he was inducted, Brett and Rick took to the stage to perform with several of their other friends who are all RockGodz Inductees (Gregg Bissonette, Tim Pierce, and Bob Glaub).  Brett was very excited and honored to get inducted into RockGodz Hall of Fame, and we are thrilled to have him amongst us forever.

Brett was a fabulous musician and best known for playing keyboards for Fleetwood Mac, David Lee Roth Band, Lindsey Buckingham, Rick Springfield and many many more.  Last year, Lindsey Buckingham introduced him to his audience as a “master”.  Buckingham said he is a superb keyboardist, bassist, guitarist, singer.

Anyone that was blessed to have known Brett or worked with him, will tell you he always brought his good sense of humor and vibrant energy with him.  He will be greatly missed in this mortal world, but heaven is getting a gem of a player and a wonderful person.

Dazzle the heavens, our friend – RIP

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Benny Mardones

Today we heard that our dear Benny Mardones has passed away and left us with only his memory.  Benny was the first RockGodz Hall of Fame Inductee and the inspiration for RockGodz to continue its mission of honoring those who have brought us the music that plays in the background of our lives, the soundtracks of our memories.  Benny was one of the kindest and dearest Rock Stars that existed, one of the old guard who understood what success really is, which is to love and be loved by those you hold dear.  Family and his beautiful wife Jane were that for Benny.  We will miss you Benny, but will think of you so often when they play one of our favorites ” Into the NIght”. ….gone but not forgotten.

RIP Benny Mardones.

Rare video uncut video written by Benny Mardones & Robert Tepper

Benny Mardones Into the Night. 1980 single charting at #11 in the US in September 1980, #29 in New Zealand in October 1980, #12 in Canada in November 1980, and #19 in Australia in March 1981. From the album ‘Never Run Never Hide’.

Phil Chen

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It is with deep sorrow to learn of Phil’s passing.  He has been one of our dearest inductees and will be missed by all of us that are part of RockGodz Hall of Fame.  Dearest Phil R.I.P.

Cindy Landeen
On behalf of,
RockGodz Hall of Fame

Frankie Banali

RockGodz Hall of Fame has lost one of our most cherished members today with the passing of Frankie Banali.  His talent was not only as an incredible, well loved and respected drummer within his peer group but also as a caring and real down to earth human being to those that he encountered in his life’s journey .  We send our love and prayers to his family, friends and fans.  Frankie Banali, peace be with you.

Frankie is survived by his devoted wife Regina, loving daughter Ashley, many dear friends, dedicated fans, and a menagerie of rescue animals, all of whom are family. He was a longtime advocate for animal rescue, a spokesperson for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and a sponsor of Children International. Donations in his name are encouraged for,,, or His wish for everyone is that you be your own health advocate for early detection so you may live long and rescue many animals.

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