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Latin pop legend Juan Gabriel dead at 66

With a career spanning from early 70’s til today and with well over 30 studio albums, it is with great sadness that Mexican latin pop …

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‘A Love Supreme’ engineer Rudy Van Gelder dead at 91

Famous jazz recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder has died at the age of 91. Almost five decades of career albums, Rudy Van Gelder engineered many …

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Goodbye Gilli Smyth— seminal poetess, singer and Gong co-founder dies aged 83

A little more than one year since the departure of her partner Daevid Allen, the “Queen of the Space Whisper” Gilli Smyth has passed away after …

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Alan Vega, singer of iconic proto-punk band Suicide dead at 78

Henry Rollins broke the news through his website that the singer of iconic proto-punk/ electro-punk band Suicide, Alan Vega, died peacefully in his sleep. Alan …

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RIP Again! …Placebo Effect’s Achim Windel is no longer with us

It’s a domino effect these days… the singer and mastermind of the pioneering German EBM,  dark-electro trio Placebo Effect suddenly died. Formed in the late …

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Steven Young from Colourbox and M|A|R|R|S has passed away

The statement from the iconic label 4AD, describes best the passing away of Steven Young: “It’s with much sadness that we share the news that …

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Geneviève Castrée Elverum dies at 35

Really sad news to report today. Artist and very young mother Geneviève Castrée Elverum, Phil Elverum’s wife (Mount Eeerie, The Microphones) has died from pancreatic …

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Syd Barrett (6 January 1946 – 7 July 2006)…

Syd Barrett passed the gates of dawn ten years ago—the ‘crazy diamond’, the frontman and the founding member of Pink Floyd, the brain responsible for …

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Cult ‘Cyberpunk’ writer and musician Maurice G. Dantec passed away

It’s truly a damned year; another important personality has been lost to both literature and punk music. One of the harshest, most radical and politically …

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Tribute to David Bowie at Glastonbury with Philip Glass’s ‘Heroes’ symphony

Glastonbury 2016 was set to honour David Bowie since the beginning. Nevertheless, June 25 was a special night as it featured a performance of composer …

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