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Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister Dies at 70

Just a few weeks after Scott Weiland’s death, another rocker died and he’s one of the legends of rock. British heavy metal band Motörhead frontman and founding member Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister was reported dead at the age of 70 on a post by his longtime friend, TV and radio host Eddie Trunk on his Twitter page.

After the post, several others have confirmed his demise, including Ozzy Osbourn.

His band wrote a statement on their Facebook page, “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. We cannot begin to express our shock and sadness, there aren’t words. We will say more in the coming days, but for now, please… play Motörhead loud.”

Lemmy, as what he’s popularly known, was diagnosed with cancer. For those of you who is not familiar with Motörhead but is a wrestling fan, the band wrote the song for WWE’s Triple H main entrance.

He will sorely be missed. Rest in Peace.

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B.B. King news

Farewell B.B. King!

May 14, 2015, the day we mourn for the death of the “King of the Blues”. Riley B. King, or most popularly known as B.B. King, died peacefully at age 89 in his sleep in Las Vegas according to his attorney.

The singer/guitarist, who brought the blues to mainstream, was diagnosed with diabetes 30 years ago and was hospitalized last April due to dehydration. On May 1, he posted a message at his site, thanking the fans for their well wishes and prayers for his recovery. He was feeling better then and back at his residence in Las Vegas for home hospice care until this sad news spread.

B.B. has made a legacy, never slowed down and continued to go on tour even after cementing his name as an icon. His career spanned for more than six decades, has done collaborations from different artists, incorporating his style of music to their genre. He became so big that even non-blues fans recognize him. Name them a blues artist and they will say B.B. King! As what Eric Clapton told in his 2008 biography, he is the most important artist the blues has ever produced.

Here’s a heart-warming message from Clapton that he posted on his Facebook page via The Telegraph.

As a guitarist myself, B.B. is one of my major influences. When I was learning to play, I was first introduced into those fast, shredding licks so I was into that thing for a while but after I discovered the blues after just a couple of weeks of playing, there’s no turning back. It was like love at first sight. I knew I found my voice and his style has caught my fancy. He’s got a sweet vibrato sound, has a very distinct tone that once you hear the notes played, even if you don’t see, you know it’s him playing. Also I learned from him that less is more. He can kill all these shredder/virtuosos with just one note! I may not be in a blues band, but that style has embedded in my heart and soul. Definitely, B.B. is one of those guitar players I’ll thank.

He will sorely be missed, and as what the local DJ here said during closing of his then blues radio program, May the Blues be with you!

The thrill may be gone but his music lives on.

Let the good times roll!!!

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Joe Cocker news

R.I.P. Joe Cocker

Just before Christmas and the year ended, the music world lost yet another great artist. This might be an old news to most but will share it anyway to some who may not know it yet and because he was one of the most influential voices in rock and blues history.

Joe Cocker, has died at age 70 of lung cancer last December 22 according to his agent Barrie Marshall who confirmed the death on
BBC.

The Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter had a splendid career that lasted for more than 4 decades and became popular for his version of The Beatles’ With A Little Help From My Friends. His other hits include You Are So Beautiful and Up Where We Belong.

Cocker will always be remembered for his distinctive voice and one of the soulful singers who have emerged from Britain.

He is survived by his wife Pam.

Here’s a couple of shared videos as a tribute to him. May your soul rest in peace.

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Cream Bassist Jack Bruce Dies at 71

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Jack Bruce, bassist of Cream and one of the best musicians, has died of liver disease. The sad news was confirmed by his publicist in a report by BBC.

Bruce’s family has also released a statement on Saturday via his website saying “It is with great sadness that we, Jack’s family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad, and all round legend. The world of music will be a poorer place without him but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts.”

Cream was a supergroup that also included Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker. The band is one of the most influential bands in rock history, selling millions of albums and the first ever receiver of the platinum disc for Wheels of Fire. Bruce was the principal songwriter of the band and sang most of the songs including the hit single “Sunshine of Your Love”.

As a tribute to the great bassist, here are a couple of videos of Cream’s last reunion concert which was shared by theeshrimpking.

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R.I.P. to Actor Robin Williams and Music Producer Rick Parashar

The month of August was a sad month to the entertainment and music biz. First was actor/comedian Robin Williams, who died last August 11 by committing suicide that shocked the industry and to his fans. News spread quickly and has trended in the online community worldwide. If you haven’t read the full story, here’s a report from Hollywood Reporter.

Another person who passed away was music producer Rick Parashar. Although his death did not trend the way Williams had, his death was a great loss to the music circle. His works on many albums became influential to many and had sold millions of records globally. Among those artists he produced were Pearl Jam’s Ten, self-titled album of Blind Melon, Temple of the Dog (project band of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam members), Alice in Chains’ Sap – albums that have shaped up the course of music in the 90’s., Melissa Etheridge’s Lucky, Bon Jovi’s Have a Nice Day and more. News of his death was posted in Billboard.

Williams and Parashar’s contributions made big impact to our pop culture and they will be sorely missed.