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RIP Muhammad Ali (Jan. 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016)

He was the greatest. He told us so, but he really didn’t need to. His greatness was easily seen, perfectly understood. When he was 12 years old, in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, his bicycle was stolen. Young Cassius Clay, … Continue reading

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RIP Prince (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)

. Here’s an early passing that we didn’t foresee, and couldn’t have been ready for. Music legend Prince died at home today in Minnesota. Cause of death has not yet been announced, but it’s been reported that he’d suffered from … Continue reading

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RIP Merle Haggard (April 6, 1937 – April 6, 2016)

Merle Haggard turned 79 today. He also passed away. He wasn’t just an Okie from Muskogee—he was a legend, and a giant, and there’ll never be another like him

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RIP David Bowie (Jan 8th, 1947 – Jan. 10th 2015)

Actor, musician, singer-songwriter, and latest cancer-stricken hero to leave us—are we in the midst of a rock-and-roll rapture? David Robert Jones, b.k.a. David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust, and The Thin White Duke, died Sunday just two days after his 69th birthday, … Continue reading

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RIP Lemmy Kilmister (Dec. 24, 1945 – Dec. 28, 2015)

The toll of the dregs of the year 2015 weigh heavy, with  good people dropping like flies, dammit. Today we must say goodbye to a rock-n-roll machine, a man who lived fast and died…not young, perhaps, but certainly too soon. … Continue reading

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RIP Ellsworth Kelly (May 31, 1923 – Dec. 27, 2015)

The talented, prolific, and eminently influential artist Ellsworth Kelly died peacefully at home in New York on Sunday. He was 92. Ellsworth Kelly was among the pioneers of the mid-century Abstract Expressionist movement in both Paris and on the U.S. … Continue reading

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RIP Scott Weiland (Oct 27, 1967 – Dec 3, 2015)

We lost one of the voices that defined a decade yesterday. Scott Weiland, iconic and distinctive vocalist for the Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver, and his most recent band, The Wildabouts, died in his sleep while on tour, in Bloomington, … Continue reading

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RIP Sir Christopher Lee (May 27 1922 – June 7 2015)

If only we could all age as gracefully and (no other word for it) as bad-assedly as consummate actor and Commander of the British Empire, Sir Christopher Lee. And if only we could do justice here to his film career. … Continue reading

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RIP Leonard Nimoy (March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015)

As Ann Curry tweeted this afternoon, “Spock made being different cool.” There was a time in Leonard Nimoy’s life that he regretted the inseparability of himself and his most famous character. He was to make peace with it, though; so … Continue reading

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RIP Joe Cocker (May 20, 1944 – December 22, 2014)

One truly amazing and original voice went silent today. Joe Cocker OBE, a man who had more soul than most of us have blood cells, has lost his battle with lung cancer. It’s hard to say whether he was best … Continue reading

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RIP Tom Magliozzi (June 28, 1937 – Nov. 3, 2014)

Another regrettable loss – just over two years ago we said goodbye to Car Talk, a truly legendary National Public Radio property. Today, as reported by NPR, we sadly say goodbye to Tom Magliozzi, one of Car Talk’s irreplaceable Tappet … Continue reading

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RIP Jack Bruce (May 14, 1943 – Oct. 25, 2014)

Fond farewell to a music legend—songwriter, vocalist, and one of the most influential bass players to ever stride the earth. Jack Bruce, certainly best known for his lead role in the trio that defined “supergroup” (pardon to those who mistakenly … Continue reading

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RIP Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014)

First thing I thought, upon hearing that Robin Williams was gone, was that he’d been making me laugh for as long as I can remember. I realized almost at once that this wasn’t quite true.I was ten or so when … Continue reading

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RIP Tommy Ramone (Jan 29 1949 – July 11 2014)

Correct me if you must that he was born Erdélyi Tamás. Insist if you must that he and Johnny and Dee Dee and Joey weren’t really brothers. I won’t start believing that now, because I never stopped believing that Rock … Continue reading

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RIP Ann B. Davis (May 5, 1926 – June 1, 2014)

You just know she made the best PB&J ever. It would have been tough under any circumstances to say goodbye to the one and only Alice: She helped raise a couple hundred million of us. She was pretty damned good … Continue reading

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