The founder of cowpunk band the Beat Farmers, Montana was known for wild stage antics. So when he staggered, then fell backward into his drums while fronting the band at British Columbia's Longhorn Saloon in 1995, many figured it was part of a performance. Eventually, paramedics in the audience gave him CPR, but it was too late. The 40-year-old Montana was gone, having suffered an acute aneurysm three songs into his set. His booking agent Garth Redmond told the Vancouver Sun, "He died the way he wanted, where he wanted, in front of a full house playing live on stage."