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This is always so difficult to type. Florida's Ghost Cat was involved in a van crash and tragically lost their bassist. Our thoughts and condolences go out to all of those involved.
Christian Wagner on 10/30/13 - 02:41 PM
Jason Rosenthal (vocalist/guitarist of On the Might of Princes) passed away the evening of August 12th. Rest in peace.
Drew Beringer on 08/14/13 - 05:13 PM
Actor James Gandolfini, most famously known for his role on The Sopranos as Tony Soprano, passed away today in Italy. He was 51.
Drew Beringer on 06/19/13 - 06:27 PM
Mick Morris, formerly of Eighteen Visions, has passed away from a heart-condition.

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Drew Beringer on 06/03/13 - 12:24 PM
Jeff Hanneman of Slayer has passed away today. You can read a statement from the band in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 05/02/13 - 03:35 PM
RIP to Jamal Dewar aka Capital Steez of the Pro Era crew (Joey Badass, CJ Fly, and more) who died at the age of 19.
Dre Okorley on 12/24/12 - 08:06 AM
Legendary pop-crooner Andy Williams ("Moon River," et al) has passed away at the age of 84 after suffering from bladder cancer for over a year.
Gregory Robson on 09/26/12 - 08:09 AM
Please take a moment to remember 9/11. Thank you.
Drew Beringer on 09/11/12 - 12:51 AM
Heavy D has passed away at the age of 44.
Jason Tate on 11/08/11 - 02:43 PM
Mikey Welsh (ex-Weezer) has passed away unexpectedly.

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Dre Okorley on 10/08/11 - 08:42 PM
Valencia's former drummer, Maxim Soria, died in a motorcycle accident yesterday.

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Dre Okorley on 10/01/11 - 03:17 PM
Rap pioneer Sylvia Robinson has passed away at age 75.

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Dre Okorley on 09/29/11 - 07:47 PM
At least 5 people have died and more than 40 are reportedly injured after a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair last night. Our thoughts are with all of those who were there and their families.
Tony Pascarella on 08/14/11 - 07:22 AM
Rob Viti of The Track Record recently passed away. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

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Matthew Tsai on 02/27/11 - 04:15 PM
Watch John Lydon (Sex Pistols) pay tribute to his step-daughter and lead singer of The Slits, Ari Up, who passed away a few months ago here.
Kyle Huntington on 02/24/11 - 06:19 AM
Mathieu Paquette of Beheading of A King has passed away. Most sources are saying it was a suicide. He was 20 years old.

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Matthew Tsai on 02/05/11 - 01:20 PM
Leslie Nielsen, actor in movies such as Airplane! and Naked Gun, has passed away at the age of 84.
Keagan Ilvonen on 11/28/10 - 09:12 PM
Last Wednesday, Throbbing Gristle member Peter Christopherson died in his sleep at the age of 55.

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Matthew Tsai on 11/27/10 - 07:58 PM
You Say Party! We Say Die! drummer Devon Clifford died today at age 30 after collapsing on stage Friday night.

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Joe DeAndrea on 04/18/10 - 10:37 AM
Mark Linkous, best known for his moniker Sparklehorse, committed suicide today.
Paul Tao on 03/06/10 - 10:31 PM
Catcher In The Rye author J.D. Salinger died today from natural causes at the age of 91.
Paul Tao on 01/28/10 - 10:11 AM
Athens singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt has officially passed away after being in a coma.
Statementin 1991 i moved to athens georgia in search of god, but what I discovered instead was vic chesnutt. hearing his music completely transformed the way i thought about writing songs, and i will forever be in his debt."

--jeff mangum, neutral milk hotel
Paul Tao on 12/26/09 - 01:19 AM
Athens, GA singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt has died, apparently of suicide.

edit: Recent update states that he is in a coma.
Paul Tao on 12/24/09 - 09:31 PM
Jerry Fuchs, drummer for Maserati, The Juan Maclean and former drummer for !!!, died last night after falling down an elevator shaft in Brooklyn.
Associated PressA 34-year-old man who tried to exit a stuck elevator died after falling five stories down a Brooklyn elevator shaft.
Police say the man had been trying to jump out of a disabled elevator car when his clothing caught on something.
Paul Tao on 11/08/09 - 02:33 PM
Mary Travers (of Peter, Paul and Mary) has died.
Paul Tao on 09/16/09 - 10:54 PM
Touch & Go Records (Butthole Surfers, Jesus Lizard, TV On The Radio, Ted Leo) is going through some major changes.
Official StatementIt is with great sadness that we are reporting some major changes here at Touch and Go Records. Many of you may not be aware, but for nearly 2 decades, Touch and Go has provided manufacturing and distribution services for a select yet diverse group of other important independent record labels. Titles from these other labels populate the shelves of our warehouse alongside the titles on our own two labels, Touch and Go Records, and Quarterstick Records.

“Unfortunately, as much as we love all of these labels, the current state of the economy has reached...
Paul Tao on 02/18/09 - 09:28 AM
Nekromantix drummer Andy DeMize was killed in a car crash recently. He was 25.
Paul Tao on 01/12/09 - 08:06 PM
Today is the one year anniversary of the death of Casey Calvert. Please keep him, as well as Hawthorne Heights, in your thoughts today.
Joe DeAndrea on 11/24/08 - 02:48 PM
The mother and brother of American Idol contestant, Jennifer Hudson, were found shot to death in their home yesterday.

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Joe DeAndrea on 10/25/08 - 05:10 AM
Paul Newman has died at the age of 83 from cancer.
Paul Tao on 09/27/08 - 10:27 AM
Willy Graves, former bassist of The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower has passed away. The bulletin sent out by the band regarding Graves' passing is in the replies.

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Tony Pascarella on 09/18/08 - 12:09 PM
Soul legend Isaac Hayes has passed away today at age 65.

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Joe DeAndrea on 08/10/08 - 01:23 PM
Lon Paul, who played percussion on Margot & the Nuclear So and Sos's The Dust of Retreat, recently passed away.
Message From Margot and the Nuclear So and SosOur dear friend Lon Paul, who played percussion on the dust of retreat (casey wasn't in the band yet) was found dead at our studio today. Everyone here is in shock, and grieving the loss of a very good friend. Lon Paul was an amazing musician and an incredible person with whom we spent so much time making music with. And watching American Idol. Lon Paul has a little boy who is without a father now, and we're asking anyone who is able, to donate a little money to a fund being setup for him.
Check musicalfamilytree. com over the...
Rohan Kohli on 05/07/08 - 08:00 PM
Kevin DuBrow, singer of Quiet Riot, passed away this morning at the age of 52.
Paul Tao on 11/26/07 - 12:52 PM
Madeline L'Engle passed away today at the age of 88.
Paul Tao on 09/07/07 - 07:03 PM
Today is the one year anniversary of the Bayside van accident that took John "Beatz" Holohan's life. Please take some time today out of your Halloween festivities to remember him and let someone you love know how much they mean to you, Life is a fragile thing.

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Melissa Johnson on 10/31/06 - 12:59 PM
The Fold has cancelled all of their tour dates until October 7th due to the death of singer Daniel Castady's mother. Daniel has posted a short message here.
Caleb Cattivera on 09/27/06 - 11:53 AM
Jazz legend Maynard Ferguson died this morning of complications of his liver.

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Melissa Johnson on 08/24/06 - 08:33 PM
Legendary Pink Floyd member Syd Barrett has died.
Katie Schmitz on 07/11/06 - 07:39 AM
After eleven years, JJ72 has decided to call it quits.
Statement From BandReader, we are to let thee know,
JJ72's body only lies below;
For could the grave JJ's soul comprise,
Earth would be richer than the skies.

"JJ72 was born during an Easter many seasons ago; today it dies on the cusp of midsummer eleven years later.
"Mark Greaney, Fergal Matthews & Sarah Fox wish to express their deepest and darkest gratitude to all of those with impeccable taste who helped and supported the band.
"We remember everything, from mechanical birds in Japan to angels in arid Arizona, from broken bones and Berlin birthdays to predatory Portsmouth spiders. For those who disliked and perhaps despised...
Paul Tao on 07/01/06 - 08:44 AM
Desmond Dekker passed away this morning at the age of 64. Dekker, who was highly regarded as the "ska father", was the best-known Jamaican musician outside of his country, and one of the most popular within it. R.I.P. Desmond Adolphus Dacres: July 16, 1941 - May 25, 2006.

Biographical source: Wikipedia
Brandon Allin on 05/25/06 - 05:55 PM
Actor Don Knotts, best know for his role as Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show, has passed away at the age of 81.
Caleb Cattivera on 02/25/06 - 06:47 PM
Tim Jordan, former keyboardist for The All-American Rejects, has passed away.
Rohan Kohli on 12/15/05 - 12:04 PM
Pat Morita, better known has Mr. Miyagi, has passed away.
Caleb Cattivera on 11/25/05 - 09:00 AM
Since there has been ongoing issues with Sony Music rip protection: Supposedly there is a way to rip copy-protected cds just by holding down the shift key on your keyboard. Read the article right here.

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Frank Giaramita on 11/14/05 - 09:09 AM
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