Tag Archives: Dies

Coachella stagehand dies while setting up festival

Coachella has suffered a tragedy a week ahead of its festivities. According to TMZ, a stagehand fell 60 feet to his death on Saturday morning while setting up one of the stages on the Empire Polo Club grounds in Indio, California. Eyewitnesses claim he was climbing the stage scaffolding, and that he wasn’t wearing a

R.I.P. Frank Adonis, Goodfellas actor dies at 83

Frank Adonis, the actor who is best known for playing real-life mobster Anthony Stabile in Goodfellas, has passed away. He was 83 years old. Adonis died in Las Vegas on Wednesday after battling a number of health issues, according to a statement from his wife. For the last few years, he primarily struggled with kidney

Black Keys Collaborator Richard Swift Dies at 41

Richard Swift, who’d been the touring bassist with the Black Keys since 2014, has died at the age of 41, band leader Dan Auerbach confirmed. Swift, a multi-instrumentalist, had been a member of the Shins and Auerbach’s side project the Arcs, and also a studio owner, producer and film-maker. “Today the world lost one of the

Rock Biographer Jerry Hopkins Dies

According to his website, Hopkins published 39 books and more than 1,000 magazine articles in his career for the likes of Rolling Stone, GQ, Wine Spectator, Maxim, The Village Voice and others. His most popular title is probably No One Here Gets Out Alive, the 1980 biography of Morrison, which, according to Best Classic Bands, he had begun

'Fuzz' Guitar Tone Inventor Glenn Snoddy Dies

Glenn Snoddy, longtime Nashville studio engineer and inventor of “fuzz” guitar distortion, died Monday at his home in Murfreesboro, Tenn. He was 96 years old. Snoddy was engineering a recording session for country star Marty Robbins in 1960 when he noticed guitarist Grady Martin’s usually clean sound was coming through distorted. “We thought there was

Mike Harrison, Spooky Tooth Singer, Dies

Mike Harrison, lead singer of Spooky Tooth, has passed away. He died Sunday, March 25 at the age of 72. No cause of death has been reported. The news was reported by the BBC. They referenced his beginnings in the North West England city of Carlisle, forming a band called the V.I.P.’s with Keith Emerson, Greg Ridley, Luther Grosvenor

Foghat Bassist Craig MacGregor Dies

Craig MacGregor, who joined Foghat as a bassist in 1975, has died at the age of 68. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2015. “On behalf of Craig MacGregor’s family and the Foghat family, it is with great sadness that we are letting you know that we have lost our brother, good friend, husband,