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Betty Wright, Soul Hitmaker and ‘Clean Up Woman’ Singer, Dies at 66

R&B singer Betty Wright, best-known for a string of soulful hits in 1970s and early 1980s, including "Clean Up Woman" and "Where Is the Love?",…
Ryan Reed / May 10, 2020

Little Richard, Legendary Rock’n’Roll Pioneer, Dies at 87

Little Richard, one of the first and greatest rock'n'roll icons and innovators, has died at age 87, as reported by Rolling Stone. The cause of…
Dan Weiss / May 9, 2020

Schoolhouse Rock!‘s Bob Dorough Dies At 94

Bob Dorough, the jazz pianist, vocalist, and composer behind the music of Schoolhouse Rock!, has passed away. A spokesman for Dorough confirmed the news today, telling the…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / April 24, 2018

The 25 Best Metal Songs of 2017

Metal has always thrived by extremes—despair, triumph, destruction, rebirth. But even in this traditionally aggressive art form, the genre has evolved to acknowledge an emotional…
SPIN Staff / December 11, 2017

Gregg Allman Dead at 69

Gregg Allman, the soulful singer-songwriter and rock n' blues pioneer who founded The Allman Brothers Band with his late brother, Duane, and composed such classics as…
Deborah Wilker, Billboard / May 27, 2017

Hold On, Hold On, I Won’t Let You Go: On George Michael, the Unabashed Superstar

In the promo press for his second solo full-length, 1990’s Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1, George Michael announced he'd no longer be granting interviews. He…
Rich Juzwiak / December 27, 2016

Greg Lake of King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer Dies at 69

Greg Lake, co-founding member of UK prog giants King Crimson and the virtuoso bassist/guitarist of legendary trio Emerson, Lake & Palmer, passed away yesterday at the…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 8, 2016