R&B Singer Andre Williams, “The Godfather Of Rap,” Dead At 82

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Andre WilliamsR&B singer/producer Andre “Mr. Rhythm” Williams, died in Chicago on Sunday (March 17) at age 82, according to a statement from his label, Pravda Records. “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of legendary artist Andre Williams,” read a Facebook statement from the Chicago-based label. “He died this after in Chicago at … More »

Dick Dale Dead At 81

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Dick Dale, known as the “King of The Surf Guitar,” passed away last night at the age of 81. Dale’s bassist Sam Bolle confirmed the news to The Guardian. He had been suffering health issues for years, including rectal cancer, diabetes, kidney failure, and damaged vertebrae. More »

Wrecking Crew Drummer Hal Blaine Dead At 90

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Hal Blaine, legendary session drummer and member of the Los Angeles studio-musician group the Wrecking Crew, has died at the age of 90, Variety reports. His family confirmed the news in a Facebook post. No further details about his death have been released. More »

The Prodigy’s Keith Flint Dead At 49

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Keith-FlintKeith Flint, vocalist and figurehead for UK dance greats the Prodigy, has died. The BBC reports that Flint was found dead in his home in the Essex town of Dunmow this morning. In a post on the Prodigy’s Instagram, Flint’s bandmate Liam Howlett writes, “I can’t believe I’m saying this but … More »

Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis Dead At 64

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Mark HollisMark Hollis, the British musician best known for leading the deeply influential synth-pop and post-rock band Talk Talk, has died. News of Hollis’ death began circulating on social media over the weekend and on Monday it was amplified by tweets from collaborator Tim Pope and contemporaries including Matt Johnson of TheMore »

The Monkees’ Peter Tork Dead At 77

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Peter-TorkPeter Tork, a member of the massively popular ’60s band the Monkees, has died. The Washington Post reports that Anne Thorkelson, Tork’s sister, has confirmed news of Tork’s death, though she declined to say how he died. Tork was 77. More »

Gorilla Biscuits Guitarist Alex Brown Dies At 52

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Gorilla BiscuitsAlex Brown, guitarist of the seminal hardcore punk band Gorilla Biscuits, has passed away following an aneurysm, Brooklyn Vegan and ArtForum report. He was 52. Gorilla Biscuits frontman Anthony Civarelli, aka Civ, confirmed the news in a post on Instagram, writing: … More »

R&B Singer James Ingram Dead At 66

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James IngramR&B singer James Ingram, who collected two Grammy Awards and a pair of #1 Billboard Hot 100 hits over his decades-long career, has died at age 66. The news was shared via Twitter by Ingram’s friend and creative partner Debbie Allen on Tuesday (1/29). More »

The Germs’ Lorna Doom Has Died

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Germs bassist Lorna Doom, born Teresa Ryan, has died. Her former bandmate Don Bolles confirmed the news in a Facebook post. “She left this mortal coil today around 1,” Bolles wrote. The cause of death is unknown. More »

Pegi Young, Musician & Former Wife Of Neil Young, Dies At 66

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Pegi Young was not a music artist by design. More »