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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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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

Ryo Kawasaki, Guitarist, Composer and Inventor, Dies at 73

Ryo Kawasaki, who is known for creating the Kawasaki synth program for the Commodore 64, died on April 13 at his adopted home in Tallinn,…
Emily Tan / April 15, 2020

Travis Nelsen, Former Okkervil River Drummer, Dies

Travis Nelsen, Okkervil River's drummer from 2003-2010, died on Tuesday (April 7). The band announced the news in an Instagram post on Thursday.
Daniel Kohn / April 11, 2020

Chynna, Rising Rapper and A$AP Mob Affiliate, Dies at 25

Chynna Rogers, the rising rapper who was an A$AP Mob affiliate, has died at 25, SPIN has confirmed. "Chynna was deeply loved and…
Daniel Kohn / April 8, 2020

Hal Willner, Music and SNL Sketch Music Producer, Dies at 64

Hal Willner, the music producer known for his offbeat compilation albums, has died at 64 due to complications from coronavirus, according to multiple reports.
Daniel Kohn / April 7, 2020
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