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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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Toots Hibbert, Toots and the Maytals Singer, Dies at 77

Frederick Nathaniel "Toots" Hibbert, the ska and reggae legend who led Toots and the Maytals, has died at the age of 77. A statement from…
Daniel Kohn / September 12, 2020

Ronald ‘Khalis’ Bell, Kool & the Gang Co-Founder, Dies at 68

Ronald "Khalis" Bell, a co-founder of Kool & the Gang, has died at the age of 68. According to a statement from Bell's publicist, the…
Daniel Kohn / September 9, 2020

Riley Gale, Power Trip Singer, Dies at 34

Riley Gale, the singer for thrash metal outfit Power Trip, has died. The band announced the news in a letter, saying that Gale died on…
Daniel Kohn / August 25, 2020

Jack Sherman, Former Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist, Dies at 64

Jack Sherman, who was the second guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, has died at the age of 64. The band confirmed the news…
Daniel Kohn / August 21, 2020

Peter Green, Original Fleetwood Mac Guitarist, Dies at 73

Peter Green, the original guitarist for Fleetwood Mac, has died at the age of 73. A rep on behalf of Green's family confirmed the news…
Daniel Kohn / July 25, 2020

Steve Priest, The Sweet Bassist, Dies at 72

Steve Priest, the bassist of British glam rock band the sweet, has died. He was 72. The band confirmed the news in a…
Daniel Kohn / June 4, 2020

Bucky Baxter, Bob Dylan and R.E.M. Pedal-Steel Guitarist, Dies at 65

Bucky Baxter, the multi-instrumentalist who played pedal-steel guitar with Bob Dylan in the 1990s, has died at the age of 65. His son, Rayland Baxter,…
Daniel Kohn / May 26, 2020

Steven ‘Thee Slayer Hippy’ Hanford, Former Drummer for Poison Idea, Dies at 50

Steven "Thee Hippy" Hanford, the drummer for bands like Poison Idea, Fetish and Accüsed A.D., has died at the age of 50. Fetish's label, Blackhouse Records,…
Daniel Kohn / May 22, 2020

Andre Harrell, Uptown Records Founder, Dies at 59

Andre Harrell, the music executive who founded Uptown Records and gave a young Sean Combs his first job, has died. He was 59.
SPIN Staff / May 9, 2020

John Erhardt, Guitarist for Wussy and Ass Ponys, Dies at 58

There are two kinds of people: Those who will tell you Wussy is one of the greatest rock bands of this era, and those who've…
Dan Weiss / May 7, 2020

Ty, Mercury Prize-Nominated British Rapper, Dies at 47

U.K. hip-hop artist Ty has died, according to The Guardian. He was 47. The Guardian reported that he died from complications due to COVID-19.
Dan Weiss / May 7, 2020

Dave Greenfield, The Stranglers Keyboardist, Dies at 71

Dave Greenfield, the keyboardist for British punk outfit The Stranglers, has died at 71. The band confirmed Greenfield's death on their website, attributing it to…
Daniel Kohn / May 4, 2020

Tony Allen, Afrobeat Drummer, Dies at 79

Tony Allen, the Afrobeat drummer who was known for working with Fela Kuti, has died. He was 79 years old. "We don’t know…
Daniel Kohn / April 30, 2020

Fred The Godson Dies at 35 Due to Coronavirus

Bronx-based rapper Fred The Godson has died at the age of 35 due to complications from coronavirus, Complex reports. The rapper was hospitalized…
Daniel Kohn / April 23, 2020

Derek Jones, Falling in Reverse Guitarist, Dies at 35

Derek Jones, the guitarist for Las Vegas-based hardcore outfit Falling in Reverse, has died. He was 35. Falling in Reverse singer Ronnie Radke…
Daniel Kohn / April 21, 2020
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