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To Live is to Die – Cliff Burton Remembered

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Sometimes musicians are just too damn good for the Earth to safely contain the hefty magnitude of their greatness, and thus they must be taken from us abruptly and before their time. Such was the case with original Metallica bassist Cliff Burton, who died 26 years ago yesterday (September 27th), following a fateful swapping of tour [...]

Long Live The King – Thousands Flock to Anniversary of Elvis’s Death

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Unless you subscribe to the ‘he’s living in Atlantis, plotting a second fake moon landing’ theories, you may well be aware that August 15th marked the 35th anniversary of the death of rock king Elvis Presley. In annual tradition, a candlelit vigil was held at the legend’s former residence and current burial site in Graceland, Memphis, with [...]

Folk Legend Doc Watson Dead at 89

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The world has lost one of music’s acoustic gems. Yesterday, Doc Watson passed away after complications from undergoing colon surgery. He passed away at the age of 89 in Winston-Salem, NC. Known as the forefather of flatpicking, Doc Watson’s style was easily recognizable and iconic of a style of music he honed his whole life. [...]

Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch Dead at 47

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Adam Yauch, better known by the moniker MCA, passed away today from his long-endured battle with cancer. Since 2009, the co-founder of Beastie Boys has been under treatment for a cancerous parotid gland and lymph node. The group was induced into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last week, but Yauch was unable to [...]

Frank Carson Dies Aged 85

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Comedian Frank Carson, best known for his appearances on The Comedians and his catchphrase “It’s a cracker!”, has died peacefully at his Blackpool home. Striking it lucky in the 1960s, Carson was crowned winner of Opportunity Knocks three times and had a comic career than spanned five decades – during which time he was honoured [...]

Alcohol Listed as Amy Winehouse’s Official Cause of Death

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Amy Winehouse died from over consumption of alcohol, in other words she drank herself to death, according to a coroner in the U.K. The official cause of death listed by coroner Suzanne Greenaway was “death by misadventure.” At the time of her death the singer’s alcohol level was more than 4 times the legal limit. [...]

I’ll Still Smile: The Story of Eyedea

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As of October 16, it will have been one year since the passing of Micheal Larsen (aka Eyedea), the rapping portion of hip hop duo Eyedea & Abilities. A member of the iconic Rhymesayers Entertainment label, he was an instrumental figurehead in the underground rap movement throughout the early 2000s. His death came as a [...]

Honeyboy Edwards dies at age 96

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According to his website, David “Honeyboy” Edwards,  one of the last pre-war bluesmen, died age 96 yesterday morning at around 3 am. Edwards was a musician his entire life, and began touring when he was only 14 years old, and had already established himself as a solo artist at age 17. He was good friends [...]