Obit

Former Deerhunter Bassist Josh Fauver Has Died

Former Deerhunter bassist Josh Fauver has reportedly died. "Very difficult times now," the band wrote on an Instagram post featuring a picture of Fauver. A…
Julia Gray | November 4, 2018 - 12:50 pm

The World Is A Beautiful Place Founding Vocalist Tom Diaz Has Died

Tom Diaz, founding vocalist and keyboard player of the World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, has passed away.
Julia Gray | November 4, 2018 - 12:28 pm

Roy Hargrove Dead At 49

Jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove has died, NPR reports. According to his longtime manager, Hargrove went into cardiac arrest after being admitted to a New York…
Peter Helman | November 3, 2018 - 12:52 pm

R.I.P. American Primitive Guitarist Mark Fosson

American Primitive guitarist Mark Fosson has passed away following a battle with cancer. The news was announced by his most recent label, Drag City. "All…
Peter Helman | November 3, 2018 - 10:33 am

The Residents’ Hardy Fox Dead At 73

Hardy Fox, the primary composer for the avant-garde musical collective known as the Residents, has died. According to a post on the Residents' website, Fox…
Chris DeVille | October 31, 2018 - 9:57 am

Baba Oje Of Arrested Development Dies At 87

Grammy-winning hip-hop collective Arrested Development is mourning the death of Baba Oje, the group's longtime spiritual elder, who died at age 87 on Friday (10/26)…
Gil Kaufman / Billboard | October 30, 2018 - 12:00 pm

NYHC Guitarist Todd Youth (Warzone, Murphy’s Law, Danzig) Dead At 47

Todd Youth, the New York hardcore legend who played guitar in bands like Agnostic Front, Warzone, Murphy’s Law, and Danzig, has reportedly passed away at…
Julia Gray | October 28, 2018 - 1:19 pm

Motown Guitarist Melvin Ragin Dead At 67

Melvin Ragin, the longtime Motown Records studio guitarist who was better known as Wah Wah Watson, has died. Rolling Stone reports that Ragin died yesterday…
Tom Breihan | October 25, 2018 - 1:03 pm

Geoff Emerick, Beatles’ Chief Recording Engineer, Dies At 72

Geoff Emerick, the imaginative recording engineer who was one of the architects of the Beatles' legendary recordings and worked with them on their early hits…
Steve Marinucci / Billboard | October 3, 2018 - 9:45 am

Jefferson Airplane’s Marty Balin Dies At 76

Marty Balin, a patron of the 1960s "San Francisco Sound" both as founder and lead singer of the Jefferson Airplane and co-owner of the club…
Hillel Italie / AP | September 28, 2018 - 6:45 pm

Mac Miller Dead At 26

Mac Miller has died. TMZ reports that the Pittsburgh rapper was found earlier today at his home in the San Fernando Valley, dead of an…
Tom Breihan | September 7, 2018 - 4:27 pm

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ Conway Savage Dead At 58

Conway Savage — the pianist, organist, and backing vocalist for Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds — passed away on Sunday night at the age…
Julia Gray | September 3, 2018 - 10:40 am

Lynyrd Skynyrd Guitarist Ed King Dead At 68

Ed King, a former member of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, has died at age 68. His family confirmed the guitarist's passing on Thursday (8/23),…
Gil Kaufman / Billboard | August 23, 2018 - 12:43 pm

Aretha Franklin Dead At 76

The soul and gospel legend Aretha Franklin has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer cancer. Her publicist confirmed the news to the Associated Press,…
Tom Breihan | August 16, 2018 - 10:00 am

Richard Swift Dead At 41

Richard Swift has died. The singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer was hospitalized last month with an undisclosed life-threatening condition. Pitchfork reports that he passed away this…
Tom Breihan | July 3, 2018 - 11:07 am
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