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Rest In Peace: Elaine Stritch (1925 – 2014)

First Johnny Winter, and now this? Today sucks. News has been breaking for the past hour that broadway and screen legend Elaine Stritch died on Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Michigan. She was 89. Stritch started her entertainment career more than half a century ago. She landed a few small TV roles at the […]

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Man Dies At Electric Forest Festival In Michigan

Another week, another tale of a young person losing their life while enjoying EDM. Police in Michigan are investigating the death of a young man at last weekend’s Electric Forest Festival. According to reports, Brian Brockette was a 20-year-old volunteer from nearby Caledonia, Michigan. He passed away on Sunday, the last night of the weekend-long […]

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Legendary Musician Lou Reed Passes Away At 71

The world of rock and roll lost one of its most legendary and influential figures today in Lou Reed, who passed away at age seventy-one. The cause of his death has not been disclosed, but he had been experiencing health problems and underwent a liver transplant earlier this year. Reed is best known for his […]

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Former Eighteen Visions Bassist Mick Morris Passes Away

Under The Gun is saddened to learn today that former Eighteen Visions bass player Mick Morris passed away in his sleep Sunday (June 2) from a pre-existing heart condition. He was 35. A circulation of tweets from Morris’ family and friends have made their way around the internet and confirmed our thoughts initially. No other […]

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Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman Died From Alcohol Related Cirrhosis; Band Planning Celebration To Honor Memory

Slayer have revealed that the cause of death for founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman was alcohol related cirrhosis. Read statements from every group member as well as details for when they will be honoring his memory. Hanneman passed away on May 2 at the age of 49. “While the details are being worked out now, Slayer […]

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REST IN PEACE: George Jones (1931-2013)

Country music legend George Jones has passed away at the age of 81 following a short hospital stay. Jones was reportedly admitted to a hospital on April 18 with complaints of fever and irregular blood pressure, but no official cause of death has been released at this time. In life there are lots people who […]

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REST IN PEACE: Bob Welch (Fleetwood Mac)

UTG is very sad to learn that former Fleetwood Mac guitarist/vocalist Bob Welch died yesterday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Bob Welch was Fleetwood Mac’s guitarist and vocalist from 1971 through 1974. The 66-year-old was found dead in Nashville by his wife, with a chest wound, in their home. Welch had left a suicide note […]

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Beastie Boys’ Adam Horovitz Talks About Losing Adam Yauch

On May 4 the world lost a great man and musician in Beastie Boys’ own Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch when he lost his battle to cancer. Today, Adam ‘Ad Rock’ Horovitz has opened up to Rolling Stone about the life that MCA led, his drive and determination, and everything that made him special. This is truly […]

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REST IN PEACE: Robin Gibb (Bee Gees Co-Founder)

Multiple sources are reporting that Bee Gees Co-Founder Robin Gibb lost has died following a long battle with cancer. He was 62. A spokesperson from Gibb released a statement on the family’s behalf. It reads: The family of Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gees, announce with great sadness that Robin passed away today following his […]

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REST IN PEACE: Lucky Boys Confusion Guitarist Joe Sell

Sad news to report this evening as UTG has just learned that Lucky Boys Confusion guitarist Joe Sell has died at the age of 33. According to an article in the Daily Harold, Sell had been battling with a disease related to his pancreas in the months leading up to his death, but at this […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Rest In Peace Etta James (1938-2012)

CNN is reporting that legendary singer Etta James has died at the age of 73. James, who rose to fame 1950s, will always be remembered for such hits as “At Last” and “I’d Rather Go Blind.” She suffered from leukemia, dementia, and hepatitis C. UTG could not be more heartbroken to learn of her passing […]

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Gwar Frontman Issues New Statement On Cory Smoot’s Death

Gwar frontman Dave “Oderus Urungus” Brockie has issued a very heartfelt and tear-jerking statment regarding the loss of their guitarist Cory “Flattus Maximus” Smoot. Cory was was found dead Thursday morning as the band prepared to cross the Canadian border on their North American tour. Read the entire statement right here and please leave a […]