obituary

James Chance

R.I.P. no wave icon James Chance

The avant garde saxophonist and leader of the Contortions has died at 71

Steve Albini - Big Black

R.I.P. Steve Albini

The legendary musician and engineer has died at 61.

Damo Suzuki

R.I.P. Damo Suzuki, former vocalist of Can

The legendary Can vocalist has died at 74.

Silent Servant interview

R.I.P. Juan Mendez, a.k.a. Silent Servant

The DJ, producer and Sandwell District member has died

R.I.P. Amp Fiddler

Detroit soul legend and former member of Parliament/Funkadelic has died at 65.

Shane MacGowan

R.I.P. Shane MacGowan of The Pogues

The founder and singer of The Pogues has died at 65.

Geordie Walker Killing Joke

R.I.P. Geordie Walker, guitarist of Killing Joke

The longtime member of the post-punk legends has died at 64.

Brian McBride

R.I.P. Brian McBride of Stars of the Lid

The ambient artist has died at 53.

Robbie Robertson

R.I.P. Robbie Robertson

The co-founder of The Band has died at 80

Rodriguez

R.I.P. Singer/songwriter Sixto Rodriguez

The cult singer/songwriter and subject of ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ has died at 81.

Sinead O'Connor

R.I.P. Sinéad O’Connor

The legendary Irish singer has died at 56

Tony Bennett

R.I.P. Tony Bennett

The legendary crooner has died at 96

Jane Birkin

R.I.P. French music icon Jane Birkin

The famed actress and singer has died at 76

Hot Snakes FYF Fest 2012

R.I.P. Rick Froberg of Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes

The prolific San Diego musician has died at 55

Astrud Gilberto

R.I.P. Astrud Gilberto

The legendary singer behind “The Girl From Ipanema” has died

R.I.P. Tina Turner

The rock legend has died at 83.

R.I.P. Andy Rourke of The Smiths

The famed bassist has died at age 59

Frank Kozik

R.I.P. Frank Kozik, cover art designer and poster artist

The legendary alternative rock artist has died at 61.

Ryuichi Sakamoto

R.I.P. Ryuichi Sakamoto

The legendary electronic musician, composer and pioneer has died at age 71

R.I.P. jazz legend Wayne Shorter

The jazz innovator has died at 89