Tag: RIP

Pop Smoke, RIP

Less than a month after releasing his promising “Meet the Woo, Vol. 2” mixtape, the rapper has passed away at 20.

Remembering Andrew Weatherall: 10 Essential Tracks from the Pioneering DJ and Producer

The producer renowned for his work with Primal Scream, New Order, and Beth Orton passed away at age 56.

In Conversation: Remembering Gang of Four’s Andy Gill (1956-2020)

A previously unpublished interview with the post-punk guitar legend.

Rush Drummer and Lyricist Neil Peart, Remembered

Artists react to the passing of the iconic drummer today at the age of 67.

Brittany Murphy Still Deserves Your Attention

On the tenth anniversary of the actress’ untimely death, her legacy lives on—though not as potently as it should. 

RIP Wu-Tang Clan Patriarch Popa Wu

The longtime Wu-Tang associate was the older cousin of RZA, and can be heard on many of the group’s projects over the years.

RIP: Kim Shattuck of The Muffs (1963-2019)

A fixture on the LA rock scene who played with the Pixies in 2013 has died at age fifty-six. 

The Cars’ Co-Founder Ric Ocasek Kept it Going ’Til the Sun Fell Down

The legendary singer-songwriter and Cars frontman has left us.

R.I.P. Daniel Johnston, 1961-2019

The highly influential songwriter has died of a heart attack at age 58.

Remembering Nick Walusko: 1960-2019

A tribute to Nicky Wonder, cofounder of the Wondermints and guitarist for Brian Wilson, who died this week at age fifty-nine. 

Elliot Roberts (1943-2019): Swimming in the Ether

The late manager of Neil Young and Joni Mitchell went deep with his artists.

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.

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