Mr. Big Drummer Pat Torpey Dead At 64

Mr. Big Drummer Pat Torpey Dead At 64

Mr. Big have made the following announcement: With breaking hearts we tell you that our brother, friend, drummer and founding member, Pat, passed away Wednesday, February 7 from complications of Parkinson’s disease. Family, band and management request privacy at this very difficult time. Services are pending.   Mr. Big formed in 1988 and immediately began to solidify their place in music history. By combining trademark “shredding” musicianship with awesome vocal harmonies, Mr. Big produced numerous…

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SHIELDS GUITARIST GEORGE CHRISTIE PASSED AWAY

SHIELDS GUITARIST GEORGE CHRISTIE PASSED AWAY

With heavy hearts we have to inform you about the passing of SHIELDS’guitarist GEORGE CHRISTIE on January 31st, 2018.   The band just released a statement to the public. Read here: “There is no easy way to say this.   On the 31st of January our guitarist George Christie took his own life. He was the most empathetic, kind and generous person we ever met in our lives and we were lucky to call him our best friend…

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Mark E. Smith Vocalist For The Fall Dead At 60

Mark E. Smith Vocalist For The Fall Dead At 60

The Manager for The Fall has announced the death of Mark. The band released 32 studio albums. “It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Mark E. Smith. He passed this morning at home. A more detailed statement will follow in the next few days. In the meantime, Pam & Mark’s family request privacy at this sad time.” Pam Van Damned The Fall – manager

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R.I.P. Former Judas Priest Drummer Dave Holland

R.I.P. Former Judas Priest Drummer Dave Holland

Former Judas Priest Dave Holland has died. He was 69 years old. Dave played on some of the best known classic period Judas Priest albums. His cause of death is currently unknown. Dave Holland appeared on the following Judas Priest albums: British Steel (1980) Point of Entry (1981) Screaming for Vengeance (1982) Defenders of the Faith (1984) Turbo (1986) Priest…Live! (1987) Ram It Down (1988)

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Cranberries Lead Singer Dolores O’Riordan Dead At 46

Cranberries Lead Singer Dolores O’Riordan Dead At 46

O’Riordan died suddenly on 15 January 2018, while in London, England, for a short recording session. She was 46 years old. The cause of death has not immediately been made public.  The Cranberries were well known for such hits as “Linger” and “Zombie”. More details will be posted as we receive them.

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Former Motorhead And Fastway Guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke Dead

Former Motorhead And Fastway Guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke Dead

Eddie was in the hospital, where he was being treated for pneumonia. He was 67 years old. Of Motörhead’s classic lineup, which consisted of Lemmy, himself and Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor, he was the last surviving member. Eddie left Motorhead in 1982 and after hearing that UFO bassist Pete Way was keen to leave that band, the two met and decided their new band’s name would be an amalgamation of their own two names, resulting…

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AC/DC’s Malcolm Young Dies

AC/DC’s Malcolm Young Dies

AC/DC has posted the following regarding the death of Malcolm Young: Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young. Malcolm, along with Angus, was the founder and creator of AC/DC. With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force behind the band. As a guitarist, songwriter and visionary he was a perfectionist and a unique man. He always stuck to his guns and did and…

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R.I.P. American Head Charge Bassist Chad Hanks

R.I.P. American Head Charge Bassist Chad Hanks

The School Of Rock In Eden Prairie Minnesota posted the following about Chad: Chad Hanks, a dear man, wonderful person and former teacher passed away this morning after a health battle he’s been fighting. He touched the lives of more people than anyone could imagine. He was a kind and patient teacher, an incredible musician and he cared deeply about everyone in the School of Rock family. Though I am tremendously sad that the world…

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Tom Petty Dead At 66

Tom Petty Dead At 66

Sad news to report. Legendary singer Tom Petty was found unconscious in full cardiac arrest. He was placed on life support, but was later removed from it. He was found in his Malibu home and was not breathing when found.  While Petty is best known for his time with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, he also spent time as a successful solo artist and a member of the Traveling Wilburys. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers…

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R.I.P. Steely Dan’s Walter Becker

R.I.P. Steely Dan’s Walter Becker

Walter Becker died on September 3, 2017.  In a note released to the media, Donald Fagen remembered his lifelong friend and bandmate, and promised to “keep the music we created together alive as long as I can with the Steely Dan band.” Becker and Fagen met in 1967 at Bard College, in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. As Fagen passed by a café, The Red Balloon, he heard Becker practicing the electric guitar. Steely Dan’s sixth album,…

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