In honor of their late singer Dave "Oderus Urungus" Brockie, the members of Gwar have created The Dave Brockie Foundation, a charity to promote the advancement of the arts. The video announcement can be seen in the replies.
The Dave Brockie Foundation is a charity fund with the mission of promoting the advancement of music, images, letters and performances in the arts. It will endeavor to encourage promising talents, as well as preserving the legacy of Dave's body of works. It intends to be a support system to those who have dedicated their lives in pursuit of creativity. The Dave Brockie Foundation will be a resource for artists in the fields of music, film, literature and all...
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/10/14 - 01:37 PM
Twenty years ago today, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. For the anniversary I've seen a variety of features go up talking about the best Nirvana songs and debating Nirvana's relative musical worth. While all of those features and debates are worth having -- I'm having a different time with it today. I apologize in advance for taking this to a slightly dark place, but last night I found out that my cousin, whom I spent much of my childhood with as he was only a year younger than me, took his own life. So, while the world remembers Kurt today -- I just need to take a moment to also draw attention to depression and the lifelong battle it brings upon...
Jason Tate on 04/04/14 - 11:04 AM
Former D.O.A./The Real McKenzies guitarist Dave Gregg has passed away.
Deborah Remus on 04/01/14 - 11:08 AM
GWAR frontman Dave Brockie aka Oderus Urungus has reportedly passed away at the age of 50.
Christian Wagner on 03/24/14 - 05:14 AM
Touché Amore will be releasing "Good Riddance" shirts in light of news that Fred Phelps has died.

Update: The shirt is now available. A percentage of proceeds will go to the Human Rights Campaign.
Jason Tate on 03/21/14 - 01:06 PM
Actor, writer, and director Harold Ramis has died at the age of 69. His credits include legendary comedies such as Ghostbusters, Caddyshack, Stripes, Groundhog Day, and more. One of the most influential and brilliant comics to ever live, he'll surely be missed. Don't cross the streams.
Drew Beringer on 02/24/14 - 12:03 PM
Shirley Temple has passed away at the age of 85.
Christian Wagner on 02/11/14 - 07:58 AM
Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in his apartment.
Jason Tate on 02/02/14 - 11:42 AM
A 28 year old heavy metal fan has died from an epileptic seizure after being seriously injured while stage diving at a Suicidal Tendencies show in Switzerland.
Jason Tate on 01/29/14 - 11:50 AM
Pete Seeger has passed away at 94.
Jason Tate on 01/28/14 - 11:00 AM
Century Media Records co-owner Oliver Withöft has passed away at the age of 49.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/21/14 - 02:01 PM
Phil Everly of The Everly Brothers has passed away.

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Jason Tate on 01/04/14 - 01:32 PM
Benjamin Curtis of School Of Seven Bells has passed away.
Jason Tate on 12/31/13 - 02:01 PM
Lord Infamous, founding member of Three 6 Mafia, has passed away at the age of 40.
Jake Jenkins on 12/21/13 - 02:55 PM
Nelson Mandela has passed away.
Jason Tate on 12/05/13 - 02:55 PM
Reports are now coming in that Paul Walker has died in a car crash at the age of 40.

Update: It's unfortunately been confirmed.
Jason Tate on 11/30/13 - 07:49 PM
Surviving members of Brooklyn bands Yellow Dogs and Free Keys have released an official statement after the horrific events that occurred over the weekend. The statement is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 11/13/13 - 12:32 PM
This is horrible. The NY Daily News is reporting that an indie rock musician, of the band The Yellow Dogs, killed three former bandmates and wounded another in East Williamsburg early Monday before going to the roof and shooting himself.

Update: The manager of The Yellow Dogs has issued a statement correcting the NY Daily News report of the identity of the shooter.
The shooter was not a former member of the band The Yellow Dogs, he was in another band from Iran and the two groups were acquaintances in the past. A personal conflict between the guys resulted in the dissolution of their relationship in 2012. The shooting resulted in the death of two of the members of the Yellow Dogs,...
Jason Tate on 11/11/13 - 11:05 AM
This is always so difficult to type. Florida's Ghost Cat was involved in a van crash and tragically lost their bassist. Our thoughts and condolences go out to all of those involved.
Christian Wagner on 10/30/13 - 02:41 PM
Lou Reed, co-founder of legendary art-rockers The Velvet Underground, has passed away, aged 71.
Kelly Doherty on 10/27/13 - 10:55 AM
Today marks the 10th anniversary of Elliott Smith's death. I know there are many fans ranging from utterly devoted to casual around here so take a moment to post your thoughts and favourite tracks in the replies and remember his amazing life in music. Rest in peace.
Kyle Huntington on 10/21/13 - 08:20 AM
Following the news that one person died and two were in serious condition at Zedd's tour opener in Boston, Electric Zoo has canceled the last day (today) of the three day festival due to two deaths and four more people in critical condition.
The founders of Electric Zoo send our deepest condolences to the families of the two people who passed away this weekend. Because there is nothing more important to us than our patrons, we have decided in consultation with the New York City Parks Department that there will be no show today.
Keagan Ilvonen on 09/01/13 - 10:05 AM
Eyehategod drummer Joseph M. LaCaze passed away on August 23rd due to respiratory failure. An account is set up for the benefit of his daughter Lilith LaCaze. Checks can be made payable to the Lilith LaCaze or Joseph LaCaze donation fund at any Capital One Bank across the country.
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/28/13 - 10:26 AM
Jason Rosenthal (vocalist/guitarist of On the Might of Princes) passed away the evening of August 12th. Rest in peace.
Drew Beringer on 08/14/13 - 05:13 PM
Tony Sly passed away one year ago today. Fat Wreck Chords has posted a memorial message.
One year ago today, on July 31, 2012, we lost a true original, Tony Sly. While we continue to mourn Tony our friend, we also celebrate Tony the artist through his songs. On October 29th, we will officially release The Songs of Tony Sly: A Tribute. we can't express how much it means to us and Tony's family that each of the artists and bands on this album took the time and effort to contribute such meaningful and interesting interpretations of Tony's songs. All proceeds from this compilation will go to the Tony Sly Memorial Fund.
Jason Tate on 07/31/13 - 10:58 AM
Alan Meyers, the drummer of Devo (best known for "Whip It"), has lost his battle to cancer.
Christian Wagner on 06/26/13 - 07:07 AM
Actor James Gandolfini, most famously known for his role on The Sopranos as Tony Soprano, passed away today in Italy. He was 51.
Drew Beringer on 06/19/13 - 06:27 PM
Country legend Slim Whitman has passed away at the age of 90. Rest in peace.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/19/13 - 10:49 AM
Arturo Vega, creative designer and lights operator for The Ramones, passed on Saturday.

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Jason Tate on 06/10/13 - 09:03 AM
Mick Morris, formerly of Eighteen Visions, has passed away from a heart-condition.

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Drew Beringer on 06/03/13 - 12:24 PM
Ray Manzarek, founding keyboardist of The Doors, passed away this morning from bile duct cancer. He was 74.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/20/13 - 03:08 PM
The official cause of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman's death has been ruled as alcohol-related cirrhosis.
We've just learned that the official cause of Jeff's death was alcohol related cirrhosis. While he had his health struggles over the years, including the recent Necrotizing fasciitis infection that devastated his well-being, Jeff and those close to him were not aware of the true extent of his liver condition until the last days of his life. Contrary to some reports, Jeff was not on a transplant list at the time of his passing, or at any time prior to that. In fact, by all accounts, it appeared that he had been improving – he was excited and looking forward to working on a...
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/09/13 - 06:24 PM
Jeff Hanneman of Slayer has passed away today. You can read a statement from the band in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 05/02/13 - 03:35 PM
Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly of Kriss Kross was reportedly found dead of an apparent drug overdose today. He was 34. May he rest in peace.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/01/13 - 07:53 PM
Country music superstar George Jones passed away this morning at the age of 81.
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/26/13 - 08:06 AM
Paper + Plastick Records has released today a very special edition of Story/Song. The newest episode of the comic series, which made its debut recently featuring Flatfoot 56, highlights the music of the late Tony Sly. You can purchase it here and read the full press releases, along with a statement from Sly's family, in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 04/17/13 - 02:15 PM
Deftones' bassist Chi Cheng has passed away. He was and will continue to be a huge inspiration to everyone who came into contact with him, whether in person or through his music. He will be sorely missed.
Drew Beringer on 04/13/13 - 08:04 PM
Legendary film critic Roger Ebert has passed away at the age of 70.
Christian Wagner on 04/04/13 - 12:57 PM
Jason Molina, the songwriter behind Songs:Ohia and Magnolia Electric Company, passed away on Saturday.
Christian Wagner on 03/18/13 - 09:31 AM
Clive Burr, former Iron Maiden drummer, has passed away. He was 56.

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Jason Tate on 03/13/13 - 01:30 PM
Kent Abbott, former guitarist of Grade and Somehow Hollow, has passed away. Rest in peace.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/09/13 - 08:21 PM
Sol Yurick, the author of the novel, The Warriors, adapted to cult film adapted to hit video game, has passed away at 88.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/07/13 - 07:29 AM
Matt Funderburk, former bassist of Lydia and Bears of Manitou passed away this morning.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 12/28/12 - 06:46 AM
RIP to Jamal Dewar aka Capital Steez of the Pro Era crew (Joey Badass, CJ Fly, and more) who died at the age of 19.
Dre Okorley on 12/24/12 - 09:06 AM
Mike Scaccia (Ministry, Rigor Mortis, The Revolting Cocks) passed away after collapsing from a seizure onstage in Texas last night. He was 47. Rest in peace.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/23/12 - 02:41 PM
Josh Stern, New Found Glory's (and many others) tour manager, has passed away.
Jason Tate on 12/18/12 - 04:01 PM
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