Jimmy Wopo Dead At 21

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Jimmy-WopoAfter XXXTentacion, a second young rap star has been shot dead today. Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 reported earlier today that Jimmy Wopo, the up-and-coming Pittsburgh rap star, was shot in a double shooting in Pittsburgh’s Middle Hill neighborhood today. Wopo (real name Travon Smart) was transported to a local hospital in critical … More »

XXXTentacion Dead At 20

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XXXTentacionThe controversial young Florida rap star XXXTentacion is dead. Earlier today, he had entered his car after shopping for motorcycles at RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, FL when two armed suspects approached him. At least one shot him and he was rushed to Broward Health North hospital, where he was pronounced dead according to … More »

Anthony Bourdain Dead At 61: Rock Star Chef Worked With Iggy Pop, Josh Homme, Sleigh Bells, & Many More Musicians

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Anthony-BourdainThis morning brings the impossibly sad news that Anthony Bourdain, the near-universally beloved celebrity chef and TV host, has died. CNN reports that Bourdain died by suicide in France, where he was filming an episode of his show Parts Unknown. His friend Eric Ripert, a French chef, found him unresponsive in his hotel … More »

The Last Poets’ Jalal Mansur Nuriddin, “The Grandfather Of Rap,” Dead At 74

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Jalal Mansur Nuriddin, one of rap’s forefathers and a founding member of The Last Poets, has passed away at age 74. More »

Anal Cunt Guitarist Dies In Escalator Accident

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Anal-CuntJosh Martin, longtime guitarist for legendary Massachusetts grindcore pranksters Anal Cunt, has died. Vanyaland confirmed that Martin died after falling off of an escalator at Providence Place mall on Monday night. Martin was 45. More »

Jonathan Fire*Eater’s Stewart Lupton Dead At 43

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Jonathan Fire*Eater frontman Stewart Lupton has died. He was 43. More »

The Inventor Of The Fuzz Pedal, Glenn Snoddy, Has Died

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The name Glenn Snoddy might not be well known by the general music fan, but he helped to usher in one of the most exciting — and financially viable — eras of Country Music history. Snoddy, who passed away Monday at the age of 96, was one of Nashville’s top engineers beginning in the 1940s. More »

Madonna Producer Reggie Lucas Dies At 65

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Reggie Lucas, the Grammy-winning musician who played with Miles Davis in the 1970s and produced the bulk of Madonna’s debut album, has died. He was 65. More »

Avant-Garde Composer And Guitarist Glenn Branca Dies At 69

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Glenn-BrancaGlenn Branca, the New York composer whose clangorous guitar compositions inspired a few generations of avant-garde music and underground rock, has died. Branca’s wife and collaborator Reg Bloor announced on Facebook that Branca died of throat cancer in his sleep last night. Branca was 69. More »

Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison Dead At 36

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Scott-HutchisonScott Hutchison, the singer, songwriter, and guitarist for Scottish rock band Frightened Rabbit, is dead. Hutchison disappeared after leaving the Dakota Hotel in South Queensferry, Scotland early Wednesday morning. Earlier this morning, police discovered a body, and they have since confirmed that it was Hutchison, as Variety reports. He was 36 … More »