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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,

Dennis Edwards of the Temptations Dies

Former Temptations lead singer Dennis Edwards died at the age of 74 in a Chicago hospital, his family has confirmed. The cause of death was complications from meningitis, with which he’d been diagnosed last May. Today (Feb. 3) would have been his 75th birthday. His friend Ronald Isley of the Isley Brothers told the St Louis

Chris Tsangarides, Famed Metal Producer, Dies

Chris Tsangarides, a producer who has worked with hard rock and metal acts including Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Gary Moore and Thin Lizzy, has died. He was 61. “It is with complete and utter sadness that I need to tell you all that our beloved father and my mums best friend Chris Tsangarides passed away