Pete Shelley (1955-2008): A Different Kind of Pioneer
The Buzzcocks vocalist and punk icon died Thursday at the age of sixty-three.
Aretha Franklin: From Detroit to the Moon
The Queen will be remembered as undisputed royalty, but her legacy started humbly in the Motor City.
RIP: Tom Petty (1950–2017)
The quintessential rock-and-roller died Monday at the age of sixty-six.
Leia Shot First: Saying Goodbye to Carrie Fisher
“My generation was not tainted by the fantasy of Leia, but rather encouraged to aspire to the love of women like her.”
RIP: Sharon Jones (1956–2016)
The Queen of Funk.
RIP: Leonard Cohen (1934–2016)
He was our man.
RIP: Gene Wilder (1933–2016)
The legend of dry, soulful comedy passed away this morning at his home in Connecticut.
RIP: Bernie Worrell (1944–2016)
The funk pioneer succumbed to cancer at the age of 72.
RIP: Prince (1958–2016)
It’s snowing in April.
RIP: Merle Haggard (1937–2016)
The outlaw country superstar passed away today due to complications from pneumonia.
RIP: Garry Shandling (1949–2016)
The beloved mind behind “The Larry Sanders Show” died of a reported heart attack.
RIP: Phife Dawg (1970–2016)
The legendary emcee passed away yesterday.
RIP: Dead Moon’s Andrew Loomis [UPDATED]
The founding member of the seminal Portland hard rock group succumbed to cancer-related ailments yesterday.
RIP: Sir George Martin (1926–2016)
The Fifth Beatle passed away at the age of ninety.
RIP: Harper Lee (1926–2016)
The legendary author was eighty-nine years old.
RIP: Maurice White (1941–2016)
The Earth, Wind & Fire bandleader was seventy-four years old.
RIP: Dave Mirra (1974–2016)
The legend of extreme sports—who was to BMX what Tony Hawk was to skateboarding—was found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.
RIP: Paul Kantner (1941–2016)
The Jefferson Airplane cofounder was seventy-four years old.