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Robyn Hitchcock, Thomas Dolby, Colin Meloy Pay Tribute to Late Soft Boys Bassist Matthew Seligman

Robyn Hitchcock, The Decemberists singer Colin Meloy and Thomas Dolby are among those who paid tribute to The Soft Boys bassist Matthew Seligman on Friday.
Daniel Kohn / April 18, 2020

Jacob Thiele, Former The Faint Keyboardist, Dies at 40

Jacob Thiele, who played keyboards for Omaha-based dance-punk outfit The Faint from 1998-2016, has died. The band announced the news of Thiele's death on their…
Daniel Kohn / February 14, 2020

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Prince Markie Dee, The Fat Boys Rapper, Dies at 52

Prince Markie Dee, known for his role in the pioneering hip-hop group the Fat Boys, has died at the age of 52. Dee's longtime friend,…
Daniel Kohn / February 18, 2021

Chick Corea, Legendary Jazz Keyboardist, Dies at 79

Chick Corea, the legendary jazz keyboardist who collaborated with Miles Davis, supergroup Return to Forever and his own prolific solo career, has died at the…
Daniel Kohn / February 11, 2021

Dustin Diamond, Saved By the Bell Actor, Dies at 44

Dustin Diamond, the actor best known for his role as Samuel "Screech" Powers on Saved By the Bell, has died at the age of 44. The…
Daniel Kohn / February 1, 2021

SOPHIE, Avant-Pop Producer, Dies at 34

SOPHIE, the pioneering Scottish producer who blended electronic and avant-pop music who worked with the likes of Madonna, Charli XCX and Vince Staples, has died…
Daniel Kohn / January 30, 2021

Phil Spector, Pioneering Music Producer and Convicted Murderer, Dies at 81

Phil Spector, the disgraced producer who pioneered the "Wall of Sound" and worked with artists including the Ronettes, the Crystals, the Beatles, Leonard Cohen, the Ramones…
Daniel Kohn / January 17, 2021

Sylvain Sylvain, New York Dolls Guitarist, Dies at 69

Sylvain Sylvain, the longtime guitarist for glam rock pioneers New York Dolls, has died at the age of 69. In 2019, a GoFundMe was launched for…
Daniel Kohn / January 14, 2021

MF DOOM, Legendary Underground Rapper, Dies at 49

MF DOOM (born as Daniel Dumile), the legendary underground rapper known for his elaborate lyrics, genre-bending collaborations, and iconic "supervillain" mask/persona, died on Oct. 31…
Josh Chesler / December 31, 2020

Tony Rice, Influential Bluegrass Guitarist, Dies at 69

Tony Rice, the bluegrass guitarist known for his innovative flatpicking, quick sounds and is widely known as one of the greatest players in the genre,…
SPIN Staff / December 27, 2020

Q-Tip, Questlove, Ice Cube, Chuck D and More React to Whodini’s John ‘Ecstasy’ Fletcher’s Death: ‘A Tremendous Loss of Our Heroes’

John "Ecstasy" Fletcher of the '80s group Whodini reportedly passed away on Wednesday, but if the reactions to his death are any indication, the early…
SPIN Staff / December 23, 2020

Harold Budd, Avante-Garde Composer, Dies at 84

Composer Harold Budd died on Tuesday at the age of 84, as confirmed by his musical collaborator, Cocteau Twins co-founder Robin Guthrie. The innovative composer,…
SPIN Staff / December 8, 2020

LD Beghtol, Magnetic Fields Collaborator, Dies at 55

LD Beghtol, a songwriter who collaborated with The Magnetic Fields, has died. The band announced the passing of their bandmate and friend on their social media…
Katherine Turman / December 8, 2020

i_o, Electronic DJ and Producer, Dies at 30

Garrett Falls Lockhart, better known as electronic DJ and producer i_o, has died at the age of 30. News of Lockhart's death appeared…
Emily Tan / November 25, 2020

Bones Hillman, Midnight Oil Bassist, Dies at 62

Bones Hillman, the longtime time bassist of Australian rock band Midnight Oil, has died at the age of 62. The band announced the news on…
Daniel Kohn / November 8, 2020

Sean Connery, Legendary James Bond Actor, Dies at 90

Sean Connery, the legendary actor who is debatably the best known James Bond, has died at the age of 90. Connery's son Jason told the…
SPIN Staff / October 31, 2020

Billy Joe Shaver, Outlaw Country Singer, Dies at 81

Billy Joe Shaver, who had solo hits and was known for writing songs like "Honky Tonk Heroes," has died at the age of 81, SPIN…
Daniel Kohn / October 28, 2020
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