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Beastie Boy Adam Yauch dies after cancer battle Watch

Image of It had appeared that Adam Yauch's health had taken a turn for the worse when he proved unable to attend the Beastie Boys' induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland in March.

Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys, who performed under the stage name MCA has passed away after a battle with cancer. Yauch was 47. LOS ... continue reading


Levon Helm of The Band passes away peacefully Watch

Image of Plain-speaking and devoid of pretension, Helm enjoyed nothing more than playing music for a few friends. In 2008, Helm received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award with The Band. He wasn't present to receive it, holding his Midnight Ramble at his Woodstock home instead.

Levon Helm, drummer, singer and multi-instrumentalist for The Band has died "peacefully," according to his record label, Vanguard ... continue reading


Eighties pop musician found dead at home Watch

Image of A distinctive part of Men at Work's sound came from flute player Greg Ham, who tragically has been discovered dead at his Melbourne home. Ham was only 58 years old.

The pop music band Men at Work churned out a string of hits in the Eighties such "Land Down Under" and "It's A Mistake," with their ... continue reading


American Bandstand's Dick Clark dead at 82

Image of Dick Clark, pictured with Michael Jackson, ushered a host of popular musicians into America's living rooms with

Always smiling and genteel, he introduced the American public to the top popular musicians of the day by way of his perpetual teenage ... continue reading


The Band's Levon Helm dying of throat cancer

Image of Helm also had a notable film career that spanned decades. He's probably best-known for playing Loretta Lynn's father in the film

Musician Levon Helm, perhaps best known for the lead vocals on "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" with The Band is in the final stages ... continue reading


Bee Gee Robin Gibb in coma, reported near death

Image of Robin Gibb was diagnosed with colon cancer following surgery, which spread to his liver. Last month he announced that he was in remission from the disease. Doctors believe that Gibb, 62, has a secondary tumor, his representative Doug Wright said.

Bee Gee Robin Gibb is in a coma, after battling pneumonia. His family are keeping a close vigil on the musician, who is reported near ... continue reading


Man who invented the Marshall Amp, Jim Marshall passes away

Image of Jim Marshall is recognized as one of the four forefathers of rock music equipment along with Leo Fender, Les Paul and Seth Lover.

Jim Marshall, the creator of the Marshall Amp, a guitar amplifier known the world over for its use in "arena rock" situations - tow quote ... continue reading


'Hey, Hey We're the Monkees' Davy Jones has died

Image of Although the group officially disbanded in 1971, Davy Jones sang solo as well as with various reincarnations of the group. He enjoyed particular longevity as a popular singer in Japan, releasing his final album in 2009.

He was the mop-topped Brit who sang the lead to all of the Monkees' greatest hits, such as "Daydream Believer," Pleasant Valley Sunday" ... continue reading


Paul McCartney gets star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

Image of On receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the 69-year-old Paul McCartney first acknowledged his debt to those

All things come to those who wait. Paul McCartney, one of two surviving members of the Fab Four has finally been blessed with his own ... continue reading


'Soul Train's' Don Cornelius commits suicide with self-inflicted gunshot wound

Image of Acting as the first host and executive producer of

Don Cornelius, the creator and host of the long-running TV dance show "Soul Train," apparently committed suicide by way of ... continue reading


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