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Adam Yauch of Beastie Boys Dead at 47

Adam Yauch of Beastie Boys Dead at 47

Adam Yauch of seminal hip-hop band Beastie Boys has died at the age of 47. Yauch had fought cancer since 2009 and did not appear with the Beasties when they were inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in April 2012. His death was announced by Russell Simmons who signed the Beasties to their first label deal. “GlobalGrind is confirming this very sad news,” said Simmons. “One of our heroes, Adam Yauch aka … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, 2000s

Springsteen Sax Player Clarence Clemons Dies

Springsteen Sax Player Clarence Clemons Dies

It’s a sad day as Clarence Clemons, longtime member of Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street Band, died one week after suffering a massive stroke. Clemons, known as The Big Man, was a beloved character and key part of Springsteen’s band. Listen to Born to Run and you’ll hear his playing all over that classic album. In a statement, Bruce Springsteen said, “His loss is immeasurable and we are honored and thankful to have known him and had … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2000s, Rock

Lovin’ You – Minnie Riperton

Lovin’ You – Minnie Riperton

Mariah Carey has always received acclaim and adoration for her ability to sing high notes like a tiny little hummingbird. Either you like the sound or you don’t. Personally, I don’t want to hear an album’s worth of bird songs and that may explain why I’ve never purchased a Mariah Carey record. Or a record full of bird songs. Birds singing outside my window on a summer morning = good. Birds chirping at the end of a … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s, Pop

No Rain – Blind Melon

No Rain – Blind Melon

Some bands come together, write some songs, play some gigs, ingest lots of drugs and alcohol, make key connections with important people, write one big hit on their debut album, place that song in the Billboard Top 40, play big gigs, appear on the cover of Rolling Stone, release a second album and watch as the fortune and fame comes to a crashing halt with the overdose death of their lead singer and songwriter. That’s … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1990s, Rock