The founding Devo guitarist died from complications that lead to heart failure earlier this past week. He was 61. Devo had released its first record in 20 years back in 2010. Something for Everybody was a remarkably un-embarrassing foray back into Devo’s world of quirky synth-pop. Vice has unearthed an amazing photo archive of rare shots […]
Entries Tagged as 'death'
February 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off on RIP Devo’s Bob Casale (Bob2)
January 28th, 2014 · Comments Off on Legendary Folk Singer Pete Seeger Dies
There are not words sufficient enough to commemorate the life of or incalculably lasting influence of Pete Seeger. Just listen to the man sing.
June 26th, 2013 · Comments Off on RIP: Devo Drummer, Alan Myers, Dies of Cancer
DEVO – Booji Boy / “Jocko Homo” (SNL, October 14th 1978) from Isak Borg on Vimeo. Alan Myers, Devo’s “human metronome,” has died of cancer. Myers played with Devo for ten years from 1976 to 1986, leaving after the band’s Shout album over creative differences. Slicing Up Eyeballs has the details. Former Devo band mate […]
February 29th, 2012 · Comments Off on RIP Davy Jones
Davy Jones, the lead singer of The Monkees died today of a heart attack in Florida. He was 66. I was 12 when MTV ran insane marathons of reruns of The Monkees’ TV show, which I watched obsessively. No matter who actually played which instruments on the albums, the Head soundtrack is classic.
July 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off on R.I.P. Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse was found dead in her apartment in London today. She was 27.
April 26th, 2011 · Comments Off on RIP Poly Styrene
From The Guardian: “Poly Styrene, best known as the frontwoman with 1970s punk group X-Ray Spex, has died. Styrene was receiving treatment for an advanced form of breast cancer when she passed away yesterday (Monday 25 April). She was 53.”
February 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off on The White Stripes Call It Quits
The White Stripes’ official site has crashed from the curiosity, but a message was posted earlier announcing the duo’s demise. “The reason is not due to artistic differences or lack of wanting to continue, nor any health issues as both Meg and Jack are feeling fine and in good health,” the statement reads. “It is […]
January 14th, 2011 · Comments Off on R.I.P. Broadcast’s Trish Keenan
February 5th, 2009 · 4 Comments
A founder and leader of The Cramps for decades, Lux Interior has died at age 62 of an existing heart condition. My introduction to The Cramps came by way of my roommate throughout my college years. He had an entire room in his house dedicated to the band, as well as an extensive collection of […]
December 7th, 2007 · Comments Off on Karlheinz Stockhausen, 1928 – 2007
Stockhausen has left the building. (guardian obit)
October 23rd, 2007 · Comments Off on RIP: Lance Hahn of J Church (1967-2007)
Cringer and J Church frontman Lance Hahn has died from kidney complications. In addition to his punk bands and zine contributions, Hahn also owned and operated Honey Bear records, which released Unwound’s self-titled “first” album. “as far as the doctors can tell, this collapse was due to a sudden, drastic drop in blood pressure, which […]
October 17th, 2007 · Comments Off on Lay Lady Jayne Laid To Rest
While the following words shouldâ€™ve been an intertitle in that Van Hagar video where Eddie shows us he can wank off just as hard on the ivories, unfortunately theyâ€™re not: Riiight now, somewhere in the Stuyvesant Heights section of Brooklyn, a pandrogyne noise pioneer is cursing God and weeping uncontrollably â€“ unsure if s/he can […]
August 16th, 2007 · Comments Off on RIP: Elvis is 30 years dead today
A 1970 version of “In the Ghetto”, just prior to the bloating. All the freaks are out in Memphis’ scorching heat for the yearly vigil honoring the day the king died on his throne.
August 10th, 2007 · Comments Off on RIP Tony Wilson
Tony Wilson, the legendary Mancunian label head of Factory Records, has died. Creation records’ Alan McGee has already paid tribute: “He was a complete inspiration. He was one of the great spotter of music talent, and it’s a complete shame for him to go so very young.” And Rollings Stone’s obituary: “The U.K.â€™s most outrageous […]
August 6th, 2007 · Comments Off on Lee Hazlewood has left this velvet morning
“Nobody did more to smuggle eerie psychedelic filth into the American pop mainstream“ (9 July 1929 â€“ 4 August 2007)
March 19th, 2007 · Comments Off on Spector’s "Wall of Sound" no match for prison bars
Eccentric fruitcake producer, Phil Spector, is about to go on trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson, a former waitress/actor, who made an egregous error in judgment by joining Mr. Spector for a nightcap in his Hollywood castle in February of 2003. Set your Tivos, as this freakshow trial will be televised, of course. Spector’s responses to the allegations have […]
March 12th, 2007 · Comments Off on Boston’s Brad Delp: 1951-2007
Even though Boston’s Brad Delp might not have written the hits (that was guitarist Tom Scholz), nobody can touch that high note in “More Than A Feeling.” Delp was found dead by his fiancÃ©e of an apparent carbon monoxid-induced suicide.