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UK band Viola Beach and their manager were reportedly killed in a car crash in Sweden last night following a performance at the Where's The Music? festival. Our thoughts go out to their families and friends. If you're unfamiliar with the band, head to the replies to check out their great indie-pop singles "Boys That Sing" and "Swings and Waterslides" in memory of them.
Kyle Huntington on 02/14/16 - 07:03 AM
BMX legend, Dave Mirra, has passed away from an apparent suicide.
Blake Solomon on 02/05/16 - 11:03 AM
One of the founding members of the Eagles, Glenn Frey, has passed away today at the age of 67. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Eric Wilson on 01/18/16 - 03:54 PM
Wayne Static's (Static X) wife has committed suicide. Our sincerest condolences go out to their family.

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Blake Solomon on 01/15/16 - 10:42 AM
According to Tony Visconti, just a week before his death, David Bowie was already planning a follow up to his final album Blackstar, with five demos for the album cut already. (h/t Pitchfork)
Ryan Dennehy on 01/14/16 - 07:58 AM
Actor Alan Rickman, best known for his roles in Die Hard, Harry Potter and Love, Actually has passed away aged 69 after a battle with cancer. Rest in peace.
Kyle Huntington on 01/14/16 - 05:56 AM
We lost David Bowie within the past 24 hours and as someone who has never really known a life without him, I had to get some form of thoughts down. Incoherent and clumsy, yes - but feel free to read them and share your memories, favourite songs, videos, live performances...whatever of Bowie in the replies.
Someone who is unashamedly true to themselves and never frightened of expressing or exploring any avenue in their mind or personality is left with nothing but a lack of barriers and a plethora of possibilities. David Bowie lived by less of a “why?” and more of a “how?” construct, which is what sits at the core of everything that made him such a genius to many.
Kyle Huntington on 01/11/16 - 02:26 PM
Davie Bowie's website and official social accounts are reporting he has passed away. Sky News is reporting this has been confirmed by his publicist.
David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.
Jason Tate on 01/10/16 - 11:57 PM
Rob Mcallister, ex-guitarist of Iron Chic, has passed away. You can read a statement from the band in the replies.
Aaron Mook on 01/10/16 - 11:10 PM
Motörhead's frontman, Lemmy Kilmister, has passed away at age 70. A full statement is expected to be released tomorrow. Rest in peace. "Only way to feel the noise is when it's good and loud".

Update: An official statement from the band can be read here.
There is no easy way to say this…our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away today after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer. He had learnt of the disease on December 26th, and was at home, sitting in front of his favorite video game from The Rainbow which had recently made it’s way down the street, with his family.
Kyle Huntington on 12/28/15 - 06:09 PM
Reports are starting to pop up that Scott Weiland, former vocalist of Stone Temple Pilots, has passed away. Dave Navarro, friend of Weiland's and guitarist of Jane's Addiction, has confirmed the reports on twitter. Weiland was 48 years old.
Craig Ismaili on 12/03/15 - 10:21 PM
It is with a heavy heart that we must report that Brandon Carlisle of Teenage Bottlerocket has passed away.
Jason Tate on 11/07/15 - 12:33 AM
Carey Lander (Camera Obscura) has passed away from bone cancer. Her band are contiuning to raise money for research for this devastating cancer. You can learn more here.

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Blake Solomon on 10/12/15 - 07:39 AM
Mike Herrerra of The Blackout Pact has passed away. He was 33.
Jason Tate on 10/08/15 - 12:56 PM
Justin Lowe of After The Burial has been found dead.
Lowe's body was found by a hiker Tuesday evening beneath the Arcola High Bridge near Somerset, Wisconsin. His vehicle had been found in a parking lot nearby in Minnesota. Authorities state that cause of death is consistent with a fall.

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Jason Tate on 07/22/15 - 11:57 AM
Grooveshark's co-founder Joshua Greenberg passed away in his home Sunday evening. He was 28.
His mother, Lori Greenberg, told the paper that her son was in good health and that police had found no visible injuries or signs of drug use. Moreover, the local police department confirmed in a tweet that there was no evidence of foul play or suicide. The medical examiner performed an autopsy Monday morning to determine any potential problems with Greenberg's heart and brain. A toxicology report is expected in two to three months.

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Jason Tate on 07/21/15 - 10:56 AM
James Horner, the film composer known for scores for Field of Dreams, Braveheart, and Titanic, died Monday in a plane crash near Santa Barbara. He was 61.
Jason Tate on 06/23/15 - 10:29 AM
Country singer, Randy Howard, has been killed in a shootout with a bounty hunter at his home in Tennessee. He was 65.
Kelly Doherty on 06/12/15 - 05:22 AM
U2's tour manager's, Dennis Sheehan, was found dead in his hotel room in Los Angeles.

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Jason Tate on 05/28/15 - 10:35 AM
The legendary B.B King has passed away.
Jason Tate on 05/15/15 - 12:17 AM
Pat Elliot, the original drummer for The Impossibles, passed away over the weekend.

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Jason Tate on 05/11/15 - 11:45 AM
Twisted Sister drummer A.J. Pero has passed away at 55.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/20/15 - 10:53 AM
Blabbermouth obtained a copy of the coroner's report on Static-X frontman, Wayne Static's, death.
On November 1, at approximately 0700 hours, [Wayne] and his wife went to bed. His wife stated that just prior to going to bed, he crushed one-half of a 30 mg oxycodone pill and consumed it. The oxycodone had been prescribed to his wife. He also drank an unknown amount of alcohol. His wife awoke at around 1530 hours. She found the decedent dead in the bed and called 911 at 1547 hours. Paramedics arrived and confirmed death at 1600 hours, noting rigor mortis and lividity. There was no evidence of foul play or any indication a struggle had taken place.
Jason Tate on 03/13/15 - 11:31 AM
Harris Wittels, co-executive producer and writer on Parks and Recreation, passed away in Los Angeles on Thursday. Harris also once posted here on the website and was a big Alkaline Trio fan.
Jason Tate on 02/19/15 - 10:25 PM
A long time AP.net reader wrote to us this week to share the extremely sad news of losing his child only a few days after birth. A fund has been set up to raise some money to help cover medical and memorial costs. We're very sorry to hear about your loss Adam.
Jason Tate on 02/04/15 - 05:31 PM
Sid Vicious died 36 years ago today.

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Jason Tate on 02/02/15 - 12:36 PM
A$AP Mob founder and mastermind A$AP Yams has passed away at the age of 26.
Jake Jenkins on 01/18/15 - 09:47 AM
Kim Fowley has passed away.
Throughout his career, Fowley stepped in and out of popular music's limelight, yet remains best known for his work with the all-teen-female Runaways, whose Fowley-engineered aggressive sexuality and sound were unprecedented in the mid-'70s, and which spawned the careers of Joan Jett, Lita Ford and Cherie Currie. The group's history has been documented in biographies and the 2010 biopic The Runaways, directed by Floria Sigismondi and starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning. Michael Shannon, later of Boardwalk Empire fame, portrayed Fowley in the film.

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Jason Tate on 01/16/15 - 01:15 PM
Jason Tate on 12/22/14 - 04:44 PM
Steve Tambone of River City Extension has passed away.

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Jason Tate on 12/17/14 - 12:57 PM
Pantera/Damageplan guitarist Dimebag Darrell was killed 10 years ago today. Pantera vocalist Phil Anselmo wrote a great tribute on Rolling Stone.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/08/14 - 10:31 AM
Black Tusk bassist Jonathan Athon has passed away. He was 32.
It is with deep regret and saddened hearts that we must tell you that Athon passed away this morning from injuries sustained from his motorcycle accident. Doctors told us that he suffered irreparable brain damage shortly after the accident. He has been in a coma and sustained by life support until now. As per his wishes, we removed Athon from his life support systems and his organs will be donated. His body will be cremated and a memorial is being planned for family and friends in Savannah. He was 32 years old and will be forever missed. Thank you all for your support during this devastating time for us, it would have made...
Jason Tate on 11/10/14 - 11:24 AM
Static-X frontman Wayne Static has passed away at 48. Rest in peace.
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/01/14 - 08:23 PM
It comes with a heavy heart to say that Craig Aaronson, who was probably the A&R for some of your favorite bands growing up, has passed away after his ongoing fight with cancer. All of us here at AP.net send our thoughts and prayers to Craig's friends and family. Take a moment today for Craig's life and legacy as he helped shape not only this music scene, but almost every one of us.
Keagan Ilvonen on 10/30/14 - 09:56 AM
Reports are coming in that Tyson Stevens, former vocalist of Scary Kids Scaring Kids, has passed away.
Jason Tate on 10/21/14 - 05:28 PM
Isaiah "Ikey" Owens (The Mars Volta) has passed while on tour with Jack White.
It is with great sadness that we tell the world of the passing of the incredible musician Isaiah "Ikey" Owens. He will be missed and loved forever by his family, friends, bandmates and fans. Ikey Owens was an astounding keyboard player in Jack White's backing band. He also played with Mars Volta, Free Moral Agents, and many other projects. Out of respect for Ikey, the remaining shows of the Jack White Tour in Mexico have been cancelled. We will all miss you Ikey. You were and are an incredible artist.
Keagan Ilvonen on 10/14/14 - 11:06 AM
Mike Skinner of The Goddamn Band has passed away.
Jason Tate on 09/16/14 - 12:23 AM
Joan Rivers has passed away. She was 81.
Jason Tate on 09/04/14 - 01:28 PM
Tim "Rawbiz" Williams, the bassist for Suicidal Tendencies, has passed away.

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Jason Tate on 08/27/14 - 04:12 PM
Robin Williams has passed away. He was 63.
Jason Tate on 08/11/14 - 04:01 PM
Guitarist/songwriter Dick Wagner passed away yesterday at the age of 71. The axeman played and wrote with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Kiss and Aerosmith, among others. Rest in peace.
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/31/14 - 08:16 AM
Legendary blues guitarist Johnny Winter has passed away at the age of 70.
Keagan Ilvonen on 07/17/14 - 10:07 PM
A Malaysia Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has crashed in eastern Ukraine.
Jason Tate on 07/17/14 - 09:33 AM
Tommy Ramone has passed away. He was 65.
Jason Tate on 07/11/14 - 11:14 PM
Legendary soul singer Bobby Womack has died at age 70. Our thoughts are with his friends and family.
Chris Collum on 06/27/14 - 04:38 PM
Gerry Goffin has passed away.
Gerry Goffin, a prolific and multi-dimensional lyricist who with his then-wife and songwriting partner Carole King wrote such hits as "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," ''(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," ''Up on the Roof" and "The Loco-Motion," died early Thursday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 75.
Jason Tate on 06/19/14 - 03:39 PM
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