Sinéad O’Connor, the Irish singer-songwriter who possessed one of the most powerful voices of her generation, died this week. Celebrate her legacy through her music.
Teresa Taylor, who, as Teresa Nervosa, helped power experimental psych-rock maniacs Butthole Surfers through the 1980s as one of the band’s two drummers, has died.
Andy Rourke, the bassist for The Smiths, has died of pancreatic cancer, his former bandmate and childhood friend Johnny Marr announced overnight.
Mark Stewart, the musical agitator and yelping frontman of the wildly innovative, dub-infused post-punk act The Pop Group, died Friday.
Nora Forster, a music promoter and mother of the late Slits frontwoman Ari Up who married John Lydon in 1979, has died after living with Alzheimer’s disease.
The death over the weekend of legendary record man Seymour Stein has unleashed a torrent of heartfelt appreciations from the musicians he championed.
Lewis Largent, former DJ and music director at Los Angeles’ alt-rock powerhouse KROQ and host of MTV’s “120 Minutes,” died Feb. 20 after a long illness.
SPOT, an in-house producer and engineer who helped make albums by Black Flag, Minutemen, Hüsker Dü, Descendents, Meat Puppets for SST Records, has died.
Tom Verlaine, the frontman of foundational late-’70s New York City art-punk quartet Television, and a dazzling and hugely influential guitarist, died Saturday.
Bones Hillman, who joined Midnight Oil following the recording of its breakthrough album Diesel and Dust and who is described by the band as “the bassist with the beautiful voice,” died on Saturday after a battle with cancer, the group announced on social media. He was 62.
Denise Johnson, the Manchester-born singer whose soulful voice lifted the music of Primal Scream — most memorably on Screamadelica — A Certain Ratio, New Order and more has died at the age of 56, according to U.K. press reports and musicians she’d worked with. No cause of death has been announced.
Florian Schneider, co-founder of the pioneering German act Kraftwerk and a pioneering force who helped shape decades of electronic music, pop and hip-hop, died last month of cancer, his former bandmates confirmed on Wednesday. He was 73. Read more right here.
Dave Greenfield, whose keyboard playing help give The Stranglers their unique sound amid the squall of late-’70s U.K. punk, died on Sunday night of complications from the COVID-19 respiratory disease, the band announced. He was 71. Read more from this bandmates and friends.