Buddy Cage (New Riders of the Purple Sage) Has Passed Away, R.I.P.
Buddy Cage, pedal steel player of New Riders of the Purple Sage, has reportedly passed away. The news was just shared on Facebook by his bandmate, Michael Falzarano and the official New Riders of the Purple Sage account. *See the original posting at:
Corrosion of Conformity drummer Reed Mullin dies Monday, January 27, 2020 7:01 PM
C.O.C. shared the sad news via social media:
It’s with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to a friend, a brother and pioneer. Reed you are loved and always will be. Lets all take a moment...
Back in 2016, Mullin suffered a seizure after consuming large amounts of alcohol. Mullin was dismissed from the C.O.C. tour, with Mike Dean writing, "We will not enable Reed to continue killing himself on our watch. Again we ask everyone for prayers for Reed and understanding for our predicament. All the best to everyone and Reed get help."
This is a developing story. Updates will be provided once news continues to break.
Hawkwind Drummer, Martin Griffin, dies after a short illness, family confirm
Musician Martin Griffin, who played drums with the band Hawkwind, has died.
A statement from Martin's family said he had died peacefully surrounded by his loved ones following a short illness.
He was best known for playing drums in the cult band between 1978 and 1979 and then again from 1981 to 1983. Griffin also took to the stage at the Glastonbury Pyramid Stage with them in 1981.
Neil Peart, Rush Drummer Who Set a New Standard for Rock Virtuosity, Dead at 67
Neil Peart, the pyrotechnical drummer and high-concept lyricist for the Canadian progressive-rock trio Rush, died on Tuesday in Santa Monica, California. He was 67.
The cause was brain cancer, according to a statement by the band’s spokesman, Elliot Mintz.
Rush was formed in 1968 but found its long-term identity — as the trio of Geddy Lee on vocals, keyboards and bass, Alex Lifeson on guitars and Peart on drums — after Peart replaced the band’s founding drummer, John Rutsey, in 1974.
Don Imus, giant of New York airwaves who pioneered shock jock genre, dead at 79
Radio icon Don Imus — a pioneer of the radio shock jock genre who paved the way for the careers of Howard Stern, Opie and Anthony and countless imitators across the country — died Friday at 79.
Imus, a New York institution and a radio regular for decades at WNBC and WFAN, went into the hospital on Christmas Eve. He died at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in College Station, Texas, said a statement by his family.