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  • Della Reese, music icon and 'Touched by an Angel' star, dead at 86

    Della Reese, music icon and 'Touched by an Angel' star, dead at 86

    Della Reese, famed American gospel singer and prolific actress, has passed away. She was 86. Reese's work expanded across music, television and film, leading a successful career as a singer in the 1960s before lending her talents to countless television movies, series, game shows and major-motion...
  • AC/DC guitarist and co-founder Malcolm Young passes away at 64

    AC/DC guitarist and co-founder Malcolm Young passes away at 64

    Malcolm Young, one of the founding members of iconic Australian rock band AC/DC, has died at the age of 64. The band confirmed Young’s passing with a post on their Facebook on Saturday morning. The announcement did not reveal a cause of death, but the 64-year-old had been suffering from dementia...
  • Emo-rapper Lil Peep has died at age 21

    Emo-rapper Lil Peep has died at age 21

    Rising rapper Lil Peep, whose blend of hip-hop and emo carved out a new lane for both genres, has died, according to a statement from his publicist. No cause of death has been announced. He was just 21. Born Gustav Åhr, Lil Peep had seen his career take off in 2017. Following the release of mixtapes...
  • George Young, older brother of AC/DC's Angus and Malcolm Young, dies at 70

    George Young, older brother of AC/DC's Angus and Malcolm Young, dies at 70

    Before Malcolm and Angus Young’s AC/DC began dominating rock and roll universe starting in the mid-1970s, it was their older brother George who made a name for himself as part of the Easybeats in the mid-1960s. Sadly, George passed away on Sunday (Oct. 22) according to a confirmation post on AC/DC’s...
  • Founding Marilyn Manson member Daisy Berkowitz dies at 49

    Founding Marilyn Manson member Daisy Berkowitz dies at 49

    Marilyn Manson founding guitarist Scott Putesky, best known by his blonde bombshell and American serial killer-influenced moniker Daisy Berkowitz, has passed away after a long battle with colon cancer. He was 49. The news was confirmed by Putesky's recent band Jack Off Jill on Twitter early Monday...
  • Through his music, Gord Downie had a huge impact on Canadian sports

    Through his music, Gord Downie had a huge impact on Canadian sports

    It is a sad day in the Canadian music scene as it was announced on Tuesday that Gord Downie, the lead singer for The Tragically Hip, passed away of brain cancer last night at the age of 53. Although Downie was best known for his work with The Tragically Hip, which won 16 Juno Awards winner (the most...
  • Rock icon Tom Petty dead at age 66

    Rock icon Tom Petty dead at age 66

    Tom Petty, the iconic American rock musician and bandleader of The Heartbreakers, died on Monday shortly after completing the 40th anniversary tour of his band The Heartbreakers, according to multiple reports. He was 66. UPDATE: On Jan. 19, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner and Petty's family...
  • Journeyman soul singer Charles Bradley dies at 68

    Journeyman soul singer Charles Bradley dies at 68

    Charles Bradley, the journeyman R&B/soul singer who gained notoriety in the early 2000s after years working as a James Brown impersonator in nightclubs, has passed away. The 68-year-old singer had become one of the more beloved and exciting names in contemporary music along with his band, The...
  • Country star Don Williams dies at age 78

    Country star Don Williams dies at age 78

    Country icon Don Williams died on Friday (Sept. 8) after battling a short illness. He was 78. The Texas native, known for his pioneering organic country sound, learned guitar as a teenager and soon after formed the trio The Pozo Seco Singers. After seven years with the band, Williams headed to...
  • Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry dies in helicopter crash

    Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry dies in helicopter crash

    Country star Troy Gentry, one half of duo Montgomery Gentry, was killed in a helicopter crash at 1:00 pm on Friday in Medford, New Jersey. Gentry was traveling to perform at the Flying W Airport & Resort in Medford with bandmate Eddie Montgomery. Gentry, a Kentucky native, was 50 years old. The...
  • The members of Linkin Park shared a heartwarming letter to their late singer Chester Bennington following his sudden death last week. 

    Linkin Park members share heartwarming tribute letter to Chester Bennington

    The music world is still trying to wrap its head around the sudden passing of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who died last Thursday of an apparent suicide. Bennington's passing came just a few months following the similar death of his close friend and fellow rock singer, Chris Cornell, back...
  • Kreator, Obituary crush Cleveland on Decibel 2017 Tour

    Kreator, Obituary crush Cleveland on Decibel 2017 Tour

    The rafters reverberated at House of Blues Cleveland yesterday (April 9) when the Decibel Magazine 2017 Tour saw metal legends Kreator and Obituary plug in for an evening of unadulterated thrash. Sponsored The Noise, the unfailingly earsplitting tour (now in its sixth iteration) sees the metal...
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    Decibel Tour brings the pain to House of Blues Chicago with Kreator, Obituary

    It was a short but brutal evening at House of Blues Chicago Friday night when the sixth annual Decibel Magazine Tour landed downtown. The lineup featured two established greats in Kreator and Obituary and two up-and-coming bands in Horrendous and Midnight. The Decibel Tour is practically becoming an...
  • Interview: Obituary vocalist John Tardy talks new self-titled studio album

    Interview: Obituary vocalist John Tardy talks new self-titled studio album

    Among the bands that helped create and define death metal, Florida’s Obituary stands alongside Death, Morbid, Angel and Cannibal Corpse as legendary pioneers of the genre. The simple, raw brutality of the band’s early sound on albums like Slowly We Rot and Cause of Death has been refined over the...
  • David Axelrod enjoyed a second career as a hip-hop favorite long after he stopped recording

    Composer, producer and hip-hop favorite David Axelrod dead at age 83

    Composer, producer and music industry legend David Axelrod died Sunday at the age of 83, multiple news outlets have confirmed. You’ve heard David Axelrod, even if you haven’t heard of David Axelrod. Beyond his towering influence on psych rock and jazz fusion, his work as a producer and solo artist...
  • Music community mourns loss of drummer Alphonse Mouzon

    Music community mourns loss of drummer Alphonse Mouzon

    A prolific pacemaker, drummer’s drummer and all-around good guy: the music world is a little quieter and a lot less bright today. Alphonse Mouzon, who drummed in Weather Report and Eleventh House and backed Herbie Hancock and Stevie Wonder, died at age 68 on Sunday (Dec. 25), according to the New...
  • Kreator, Obituary to perform on 2017 Decibel Magazine Tour

    Kreator, Obituary to perform on 2017 Decibel Magazine Tour

    Since 2012, Decibel Magazine have brought together veteran metal acts and rising on their annual Decibel Magazine tour. Behemoth, Cannibal Corpse, and Magrudergrind are among those that have participated on the spring tour. After a successful 2016 trek with headliners Abbath, many fans have been...
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