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.
This weekend following a show in the New York area, Tracy Morgan's limo bus was involved in a crash with an 18-wheeler. The driver of the 18-wheeler allegedly fell asleep at the wheel after being on the road for 24 hours straight. Mr. Morgan is in critical condition, and another comedian performing with him, James McNair, has sadly passed away. Our thoughts are with everyone involved.
Today something horrifying happened. Something tragic, something we can never undo. Today we lost a brother, a friend, a great vocalist, and even better person. Our vocalist Eric Gentry has gone to be with The Lord today. We wanted to let the #affkfamily know that we are in need of your prayers. This is crushing news. You won't find a better guy than Eric. We love him with all our hearts and will miss him dearly until we see him in heaven again. See you soon brother.
Hey everyone, apologies for the radio silence these last couple of days. After what happened we've all taken some time to reflect but we had to speak up today to give our heartfelt thanks. First and foremost, to those who've reached out tooffer their sympathies or who've kept Alberto and his family in their thoughts and prayers. In particular to all those who donated to his family; after only a few days they have almost reached their fundraising goal. If you can spare any amount, no matter how small, it will be greatly appreciated. You can do so here.
As many of you will have heard, Alberto Scott, a Miss May I fan in attendance at our Webster Hall show on Saturday nighttragically died. We were deeply shocked and saddened to hear this news. We are awaiting a full report from the New York Police Department. In the meantime, we’d ask that all your thoughts and prayers be with his family. We’ve be made aware of a webpage that is raising funds to help pay for his funeral costs. We will be making a contribution and we’d strongly urge others to do so.
Update 5/5, 11:21am ET: A Brooklyn Vegan post includes an update from the Studio at Webster Hall, which is the venue where the incident occurred: "Webster Hall says that despite what people are saying at Miss May I's Facebook, 'the patron in question did not die while stage diving. The patron collapsed while exiting the venue, as video footage and the police corroborate.'" The band is expected to make a statement once they are legally allowed to. We will keep this post updated. - Thomas Nassiff
Lambgoat is reporting that at a Miss May I show in New York City on Saturday, a fan sustained injuries while stage diving that may have led to his death. He reportedly collapsed while exiting...
Hank Harrison, the ex-manager of the Grateful Dead, said that while he can't prove his daughter pulled the trigger on the shotgun that ended the grunge star's life 20 -years ago, he 'can prove her involvement to a high degree of certainty.'
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...
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...
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.
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,...
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.
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.
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.