John Prine, who for five decades wrote rich, plain-spoken songs that chronicled the struggles and stories of everyday working people and changed the face of modern American roots music, died Tuesday at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was 73. The cause was complications related to COVID-19, his family confirmed to Rolling Stone.
Kiss, Meat Loaf and W.A.S.P. Guitarist Bob Kulick dead at 70 By Fraser Lewry
The news was confirmed in an Instagram post by his younger brother and fellow guitarist Bruce, who wrote, "I am heartbroken to have to share the news of the passing of my brother Bob Kulick. His love of music, and his talent as a musician and producer should always be celebrated. "I know he is at peace now, with my parents playing his guitar as loud as possible. Please respect the Kulick Family’s privacy during this sad time." Kulick first auditioned for Kiss in 1972 and lost out to Ace Frehley, but his association with the band didn't end there, and he later added guitar parts to Alive II, Unmasked , Killers and Creatures of the Night.
Other credits included Lou Reed's Coney Island Baby, Meat Loaf's Bad Attitude, W.A.S.P.'s The Crimson Idol and Still Not Black Enough, and Michael Bolton's self-titled third album. Kulick was also a member of cult AOR act Balance – who had a minor hit with Breaking Away in 1981 – and had a longstanding professional relationship with Diana Ross.
Guitarist Gus G. paid tribute, tweeting "R.I.P. Bob Kulick. I had the pleasure of working with him on a Randy Rhoads tribute album a few years back. My condolences to his family and loved ones." Singer Jeff Scott Soto tweeted, "Ugh, another peer, colleague & someone I considered friend has passed. I worked with Bob Kulick on many recordings through the years, most notably the many tribute albums he produced." Sons Of Apollo keyboardist Derek Sherinian wrote, "I am very sad to hear about the passing of Bob Kulick. I played on several tribute records in the 90s that Bob produced. My condolences to his family and especially Bruce. R.I.P."
In 2017 Kulick told Sleaze Roxx, "There are three things I would say, as a guitar player, that you need. The first thing is patience. Patience to learn, patience to move from where you are now and maybe moving to a band and career. *See original posting by following the link. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.loudersound.com/amp/news/former-kiss-guitarist-bob-kulick-dead-at-70
Little Richard, Founding Father of Rock Who Broke Musical Barriers, Dead at 87 Pianist-singer behind “Tutti Frutti,” “Good Golly Miss Molly” and “Long Tall Sally” set the template that a generation of musicians would follow DAVID BROWNE
Little Richard, a founding father of rock and roll whose fervent shrieks, flamboyant garb, and joyful, gender-bending persona embodied the spirit and sound of that new art form, died Saturday. He was 87. The musician’s son, Danny Jones Penniman, confirmed the pioneer’s death to Rolling Stone, but said the cause of death was unknown. Please follow the link for the original posting. https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/little-richard-dead-48505/amp/
John Prine, One of America’s Greatest Songwriters, Dead at 73
Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ Singer Bill Withers Dies At 81
Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean on Me, ” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died from heart complications, his family said in a statement to The Associated Press. He was 81.
The three-time Grammy Award winner, who withdrew from making music in the mid-1980s, died on Monday in Los Angeles, the statement said. His death comes as the public has drawn inspiration from his music during the coronavirus pandemic, with health care workers, choirs, artists and more posting their own renditions on “Lean on Me” to help get through the difficult times.