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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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Rest In Peace: Johnny Winter (1944-2014)

News is breaking this morning that iconic blues musician Johnny Winter, whose career spans half a century, has died. He was 70. Winter’s publicist confirmed the news to members of the press this morning, adding that Winter died in a hotel room in Zurich earlier this week. A statement released along with the announcement said […]

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Take a Step Back and Listen to a Full Stream of Anberlin’s Final Album, ‘Lowborn’

Sure it’s taken a while to get to this day, no thanks to a push back, but the conclusion of Anberlin‘s epic musical career is beginning to feel more real than ever now that their final album is streaming in full on Pandora. Lowborn will be releasing on June 23 through Tooth & Nail Records and […]

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Rest In Peace: Bobby Womack (March 4, 1944 – June 27, 2014)

The world just lost a legend. Reports have been coming in for the last hour that legendary soul singer Bobby Womack has passed away at the age of 70. The news was confirmed by his label, XL Recordings. No cause of death has been found at this time. That said, in recent years Womack has […]

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THE END IS NEAR: The Swellers Begin Booking Farewell Shows

It’s a sad, sad day for fans of punk. After twelve years of hard work and great music, Michigan based punk outfit The Swellers have revealed that they are currently planning what will eventually become their farewell tour. Yes, the end is near and the brightest light in the midwest punk scene will soon be […]

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In Fear And Faith Clarify Previous Comments, Will “Probably” Play More Shows

Hey there, internet. We have a confession to make. Though we try our absolute best to bring you accurate news in a timely manner we sometimes slip up and cause a bit of digital chaos. If we kept you up in recent days with our previous post on In Fear And Faith, fear not! We […]

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Rest In Peace: Rik Mayall (Star of ‘Drop Dead Fred’)

The world has lost another one of its shining stars. News is breaking that actor Rik Mayall, known for his starring role in the classic comedy Drop Dead Fred, has passed away at the age of 56. A spokesman for Mayall’s management company confirmed the news to members of the press this morning. Mayall was […]

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Rest In Peace: Dr. Maya Angelou (1928-2014)

The world lost one of the most influential icons of the last century this morning. Legendary poet and author Maya Angelou passed away Wednesday at her North Carolina home. Her literary agent, Helen Brann, confirmed the news to members of the press earlier today. Angelou originally began taking an interest in the world of poetry […]

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RIP: ‘Searching For Sugar Man’ Director, Malik Bendjelloul

Documentary filmmaker Malik Bendjelloul was found dead today in Stockholm, Sweden at the far too young age of 36. Police spokesperson Pia Glenvik has reportedly confirmed the death, but specifics are currently being withheld from the public. Bendjelloul’s most recognizable work to date was his Oscar award-winning rockumentary, Searching for Sugar Man, which debuted in the […]

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Rest In Peace: FEARnet (2006-2014)

It’s a sad day for horror fans. FEARnet has been purchased by Comcast from its partners – Sony Pictures Entertainment and Lionsgate Entertainment – with the intention of folding the horror/thriller/sci-fi network into Comcast’s NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment division through its Chiller and SyFy networks. “NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment has acquired all remaining interests in FEARnet from […]

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GWAR Members Post Video Statement

The remaining members of GWAR have officially broken their silence regarding the recent passing of Dave Brockie today through a two-minute video statement. While still conveying some humor, the band talked about their beloved frontman and a public memorial service to take place on August 15 which will precede the oncoming 5th annual GWAR-B-Q on […]

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Chicago Rapper Big Glo, AKA Blood Money, Shot To Death In Englewood

Chicago is not messing around right now. The songs and so-called anthems you hear coming out of the trap movement are no joke. Kids are dying over this stuff, and it’s getting worse by the week. This is the second story like this I have written in two weeks and I wish I could tell […]