An iconic figure in the history of rock-n-roll, as well as a cautionary tale about the excesses of fame, Keith Moon was the drummer for the British rock band Who from their rise to fame in the 1960s through their initial decline in the mid-1970s. Though known more for his destructive, alcohol-fueled behavior, Moon was one of rock's most potent and innovative percussionists, driving classic songs like "My Generation," "Substitute" and "Won't Get Fooled Again" with an astonishing barrage of fills, cymbal crashes and hammering double bass work that exemplified the Who's unwavering belief in rock as a force of nature and salvation for its listeners. Sadly, his musical gift could not rescue him from a downward spiral into alcohol and drug addiction that would eventually claim his own life in 1978. Though often dismissed as a madman during and after his lifetime, Moon would remain one of rock's most influential drummers decades after his own passing, with such noted figures as Dave Grohl, Rush's Neil Peart and Motley Crue's Tommy Lee sharing his penchant for sonic versatility and bravado. He would also serve as a potent symbol for the youthful energy, mischief and glee that came hand in hand with a life lived to its fullest.