Tag: RIP

Timothy Jerome Parker a.k.a. Gift of Gab Passes Away at 50

As a solo artist and as one half of Bay Area duo Blackalicious, Parker was an undeniable innovator in the rap underground.

Remembering the Intensity, Passion, and Compassion of DMX

Soren Baker recalls two late-’90s interviews with the rapper, who passed away last week at 50.

SOPHIE’s Loss Is Devastating for Pop Music, LGBTQ+ Culture, and Everything Between

SOPHIE massively impacted 21st century music and queer discourse, and the musician’s sudden death leaves a vast, heartbreaking gap.

Jet Boy Gone: Remembering New York Dolls’ Sylvain Sylvain

The glam-punk guitarist has passed away at the age of 69 after a two-year battle with cancer.

Hear Lupe Fiasco, Open Mike Eagle, and Joseph Chilliams’ Freestyle Tributes to MF DOOM

Raps inspired by the late emcee have been pouring in since it was revealed that the underground legend passed away in late 2020.

Remembering Power Trip’s Riley Gale: Tributes from Ice-T, Best Coast, Deafheaven, and More

The thrash metal icon passed away yesterday at the age of 34. 

Malik B., Founding Member of The Roots, Dead at 47

Black Thought has shared an emotional tribute on Instagram. 

Ennio Morricone: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Remembering the iconic Italian film composer, who died this week at 91.

Hellraiser: 10 Reasons Why Steve Priest of The Sweet Totally Ruled

The bass player passed away yesterday at the age of 72.

10 Massive Artists Profoundly Inspired by Little Richard

Here are ten musicians who owe an insurmountable debt to the late King (and Queen) of rock ’n’ roll.

Remembering Kraftwerk’s Florian Schneider Through His Most Widely Overlooked Work

We revisit the late electronic music pioneer’s legacy via early LPs and recently unearthed recordings.

The Genius of Kraftwerk’s Florian Schneider in 5 Amazing Videos

From 1970s sonic freak-outs to songs made in protest against ocean pollution. 

Remembering Bill Withers: 1938-2020

Questlove, Flying Lotus, Chance the Rapper, Kacey Musgraves, Flea, and many others on the passing of the soul giant.

RIP Paul K, the “Greatest Unknown Songwriter of His Generation”

The Detroit native made over 100 records and wrote more than 3,000 original songs. 

David Roback of Mazzy Star Dead at 61

The LA native was part of the Paisley Underground plus founded Rain Parade and Opal.

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.


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