Classic rock veteran Brian Howe has died from cardiac arrest, TMZ reports. He was 66.

Brian's career began in the the late '70s as the vocalist for the short-lived band Shy, and after that he briefly fronted the heavy metal band White Spirit, where he was bandmates with future Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Gers. His career really took off when he sang lead vocals for Ted Nugent on 1983's Penetrator and for that album's tour, and not long after that he was tapped to replace Paul Rodgers in Bad Company, with whom he was a member of from 1986 through 1994. Howe led a solo career after that, and he co-wrote Megadeth's 1997 song "I'll Get Even."

Rest in peace, Brian. You can watch some music videos of Brian Howe-era Bad Company hits, and stream one of Shy's singles and the sole White Spirit song recorded with Brian on vocals, below...