Shannon Hoon — American Musician born on September 26, 1967, died on October 21, 1995

Richard Shannon Hoon was an American singer-songwriter and musician. He was the lead singer of the band Blind Melon until his death from a cocaine overdose in 1995... (wikipedia)

There's no leader of this band, and there never will be. That's the key. You can't control how the public perceives you-people see rock'n'roll bands as the guitar player and the singer.
Life isn't a tiptoe through the tulips.
I know that sounds selfish, but you have to look at what it's doing to you personally - are you frustrated because of the way people perceive you, or are you happy enough about the things you've realized about yourself that you can tolerate the way people perceive you?
Keep on dreaming boy, cause when you stop dreamin' it's time to die.
I hate the word 'hippy'. I hate a lot of people, and hippies don't do that!