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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Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington Dead By Suicide

Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington Dead By Suicide

In a scenario that sounds eerily similar to Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell’s suicide comes the news that Linkin Park’s singer Chester Bennington has committed suicide by hanging. Ironically, today would have been Chris Cornell’s 53rd birthday. Bennington recently spoke and performed the song “Hallelujah” at Chris Cornell’s funeral. When he became aware of Cornell’s death he took to social media to post the following: “I can’t imagine a world without you in it,” he wrote. “I pray…

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Adrenaline Mob’s David Zablidowsky Dead After Fatal Tour Bus Crash

Adrenaline Mob’s David Zablidowsky Dead After Fatal Tour Bus Crash

Disturbed’s John Moyer has posted the following on his Facebook page regarding Adrenaline Mob’s Bass Player, David Zablidowsky: This talented, humble, sweet soul left us today way too soon. If you saw him perform you were lucky. If you knew him you were blessed. RIP David Z. You were a beast on stage and it was my pleasure to have shared it with you on your last days. Going to miss you brother.   Gainsville.com is…

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Gregg Allman Dead at 69

Gregg Allman Dead at 69

Following a series of reports of his health problems, Allman died of a fatal heart attack in his home in Savannah, Georgia on May 27, 2017. He was 69 Allman’s brother Duane died in a motorcycle accident in Macon, Georgia, in October 1971. “Duane was the father of the band,” Gregg Allman later told Guitar Player magazine. “Somehow he had this real magic about him that would lock us all in, and we’d take off.”…

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Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell Dead at 52

Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell Dead at 52

Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell Dead at 52 The cause of death is not known at this time is under investigation, according to his rep. Chris Cornell was 52. Cornell was in Detroit at the time of his death, having played a show with Soundgarden, earlier the same evening. His wife, and family were shocked to learn of his sudden and unexpected passing, and they will be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause,”…

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Allan Holdsworth Dead at 70

Allan Holdsworth Dead at 70

Guitar Virtuso Allan Holdsworth has passed away. His daughter Louise broke the news on her Facebook page: It is with heavy hearts that we notify everyone of the passing of our beloved father Allan Holdsworth. We would appreciate privacy and time while we grieve the loss of our dad, grandad, friend and musical genius. We will update close friends and family when service arrangements have been made and will notify the public of an open…

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Keni Richards, Original Drummer For Autograph Passes Away

Keni Richards, Original Drummer For Autograph Passes Away

Steve Lynch, Autograph Guitarist posted the following: Very Sad news today my friends. I just got confirmation that Keni Richards, our original drummer and co-founder of Autograph has passed away. He was the mighty force that was our backbone from 1983-1988. We wish him a pleasant and peaceful journey. Our love and condolences to his family and friends. He will be missed greatly… Keni Richards was 60 years old. The cause of death has yet…

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