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.
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.