We lost David Bowie within the past 24 hours and as someone who has never really known a life without him, I had to get some form of thoughts down. Incoherent and clumsy, yes - but feel free to read them and share your memories, favourite songs, videos, live performances...whatever of Bowie in the replies.
Someone who is unashamedly true to themselves and never frightened of expressing or exploring any avenue in their mind or personality is left with nothing but a lack of barriers and a plethora of possibilities. David Bowie lived by less of a “why?” and more of a “how?” construct, which is what sits at the core of everything that made him such a genius to many.
David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.
Motörhead's frontman, Lemmy Kilmister, has passed away at age 70. A full statement is expected to be released tomorrow. Rest in peace. "Only way to feel the noise is when it's good and loud".
Update: An official statement from the band can be read here.
There is no easy way to say this…our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away today after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer. He had learnt of the disease on December 26th, and was at home, sitting in front of his favorite video game from The Rainbow which had recently made it’s way down the street, with his family.
Reports are starting to pop up that Scott Weiland, former vocalist of Stone Temple Pilots, has passed away. Dave Navarro, friend of Weiland's and guitarist of Jane's Addiction, has confirmed the reports on twitter. Weiland was 48 years old.
Lowe's body was found by a hiker Tuesday evening beneath the Arcola High Bridge near Somerset, Wisconsin. His vehicle had been found in a parking lot nearby in Minnesota. Authorities state that cause of death is consistent with a fall.
His mother, Lori Greenberg, told the paper that her son was in good health and that police had found no visible injuries or signs of drug use. Moreover, the local police department confirmed in a tweet that there was no evidence of foul play or suicide. The medical examiner performed an autopsy Monday morning to determine any potential problems with Greenberg's heart and brain. A toxicology report is expected in two to three months.
On November 1, at approximately 0700 hours, [Wayne] and his wife went to bed. His wife stated that just prior to going to bed, he crushed one-half of a 30 mg oxycodone pill and consumed it. The oxycodone had been prescribed to his wife. He also drank an unknown amount of alcohol. His wife awoke at around 1530 hours. She found the decedent dead in the bed and called 911 at 1547 hours. Paramedics arrived and confirmed death at 1600 hours, noting rigor mortis and lividity. There was no evidence of foul play or any indication a struggle had taken place.
A long time AP.net reader wrote to us this week to share the extremely sad news of losing his child only a few days after birth. A fund has been set up to raise some money to help cover medical and memorial costs. We're very sorry to hear about your loss Adam.
Throughout his career, Fowley stepped in and out of popular music's limelight, yet remains best known for his work with the all-teen-female Runaways, whose Fowley-engineered aggressive sexuality and sound were unprecedented in the mid-'70s, and which spawned the careers of Joan Jett, Lita Ford and Cherie Currie. The group's history has been documented in biographies and the 2010 biopic The Runaways, directed by Floria Sigismondi and starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning. Michael Shannon, later of Boardwalk Empire fame, portrayed Fowley in the film.
Black Tusk bassist Jonathan Athon has passed away. He was 32.
It is with deep regret and saddened hearts that we must tell you that Athon passed away this morning from injuries sustained from his motorcycle accident. Doctors told us that he suffered irreparable brain damage shortly after the accident. He has been in a coma and sustained by life support until now. As per his wishes, we removed Athon from his life support systems and his organs will be donated. His body will be cremated and a memorial is being planned for family and friends in Savannah. He was 32 years old and will be forever missed. Thank you all for your support during this devastating time for us, it would have made...
It comes with a heavy heart to say that Craig Aaronson, who was probably the A&R for some of your favorite bands growing up, has passed away after his ongoing fight with cancer. All of us here at AP.net send our thoughts and prayers to Craig's friends and family. Take a moment today for Craig's life and legacy as he helped shape not only this music scene, but almost every one of us.
It is with great sadness that we tell the world of the passing of the incredible musician Isaiah "Ikey" Owens. He will be missed and loved forever by his family, friends, bandmates and fans. Ikey Owens was an astounding keyboard player in Jack White's backing band. He also played with Mars Volta, Free Moral Agents, and many other projects. Out of respect for Ikey, the remaining shows of the Jack White Tour in Mexico have been cancelled. We will all miss you Ikey. You were and are an incredible artist.
Gerry Goffin, a prolific and multi-dimensional lyricist who with his then-wife and songwriting partner Carole King wrote such hits as "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," ''(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," ''Up on the Roof" and "The Loco-Motion," died early Thursday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 75.