• Famous Musicians Who Died Too Young (Dead Before Their Time) Pt II

    25 Mar 2015, 19:45 by thomas10

    Elliott Smith (1969-2003) Presumed suicide. Smith died from two stab wounds to the chest. According to girlfriend Jennifer Chiba—with whom he was sharing an apartment at the time—the two were arguing, and she locked herself in the bathroom to take a shower. Chiba heard him scream, and upon opening the door, saw Smith standing with a knife in his chest. She pulled the knife out, after which he collapsed and she called 911. Smith died in the hospital. While Smith's death was originally reported as a suicide, the official autopsy report left open the question of possible homicide. The coroner's report revealed that no traces of illegal substances or alcohol were found in his system at the time of his death, but did find prescribed levels of antidepressant and attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder medications in his system, including Clonazepam, Mirtazapine, Atomoxetine and Amphetamine. …
  • Famous Dead Musicians/Artists and Causes of Death (Pt 2, Age 37-50)

    13 Feb 2012, 12:18 by thomas10

    This is an article in which I tried to bundle all the great losses of rock'n roll and modern music. That means all the musicians which are worldwide known and died at young age (before 51 years old). I tried to give a little information about the way they died. Most of the information I got from Wikipedia. When someone thinks I forgot an artist or that the information is incorrect... I'm open for new information.

    The list is in order of age of dying
    For the artists younger than 37 I'll recommend you Pt 1;

    Lhasa de Sela (Lhasa) (1972-2010)
    Following a 21-month-long battle with breast cancer, Lhasa died, age 37, on the evening of January 1, 2010, at her home in Montreal.
    Rhett Forrester (Riot) (1956-1994)
    Murdered. He was shot and killed in Atlanta, Georgia, after he refused to give up his vehicle in an attempted carjacking. The crime has not to date, been solved.
  • December 2010 acquisitions

    6 Dec 2010, 00:11 by lookbackbore

    Yusef Lateef: Live At Pep's
    Wire: Chairs Missing (w/Outdoor Miner (Long Version))
    Flash and the Pan: Pan-orama
    Miles Davis: Miles Smiles (Columbia 2-Eye LP)
    Miles Davis: Four & More (Columbia 2-Eye LP)
    Miles Davis: In Person - At The Blackhawk, San Francisco Friday And Saturday Nights (Columbia 2-Eye 2LP)
    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 (Eugene Ormandy cond. Philadelphia orch) (Quadradisc LP)
    Fleetwood Mac: Live (2CD - 1980)
    Carmen McRae: Supreme Jazz (Montreux 1982) (SACD)
    The Rolling Stones: Goats Head Soup
    David Gilmour: Remember That Night (2Blu-Ray)
    The Rutles: The Rutles 2 - Can't Buy Me Lunch (DVD)
    Dolly Parton: Dolly (4CD box)
    Connie Converse: How Sad, How Lovely
    Cannonball Adderley: Somethin' Else (SACD)
    Alice Coltrane: Universal Consciousness
    The Carpenters: Ticket To Ride
    The Cure: Concert (1990 JP)
    The Pleased: Don't Make Things (band w/Joanna Newsom before her solo releases)
    The Brilliant Green: BLACKOUT (CD+DVD)
    Paul Bowles: An American In Paris
    Tim Buckley: My Fleeting House (DVD)
  • One "whiskey" with Mr. Lanegan

    26 May 2010, 16:23 by stonedhamlet

    Сб 22 Май – Mark Lanegan
    Выполнив свои отцовские обязанности, я собрал котлы и, подкрепившись пивом, отправился до Садового. Отыскав друг друга, я и уже «тепленькие» nicoltine - он же petrogoon - с сеструхой Кэт зашли в B2. Поднялись на 4-й этаж и, взяв по пиву/коктейлю, пошли прямо к сцене. Народу сначала было не много даже в не таком большом зале. На сцене сиротливо стояла гитара, картину минимализма дополняли только два микрофона и два барных стула... Ждать товарища в черном, «квазимодо схлынувшей гранж-волны» (по меткому выражению vlush ) пришлось ровно до второго глотка из второго бокала, то бишь концерт, как это и принято, начался ближе к половине полуночи. Быстрым шагом вышли двое и сразу — если не ошибаюсь, из уст Марка буркнуло лишь недовольное “Good evening!” — взялись за дело. В своей неизменной позе у стойки с закрытыми глазами в застиранной рубашке и штанах с ботинками…
  • This Day in Music - 2/5

    5 Feb 2008, 13:18 by ThadEnouf

    1935 - Born on this day, Alex Harvey, vocals, guitar, Sensational Alex Harvey Band. Harvey died on February 4th 1982.

    1941 - Born on this day, Barrett Strong, US songwriter. Wrote many Motown hits with Norman Whitfield including, 'Money', 'War', 'Ball Of Confusion', 'Papa Was A Rolling Stone'.

    1942 - Born on this day, Corey Wells, vocals, Three Dog Night.

    1943 - Born on this day, Chuck Winfield, trumpet, Blood Sweat & Tears.

    1944 - Born on this day, J.R. Cobb, Atlanta Rhythm Section.

    1944 - Born on this day, Al Kooper, The Royal Teens, Blood Sweat & Tears. Played organ on Bob Dylan track 'Like A Rolling Stone.'

    1948 - Born on this day, Nigel Tufnell, guitar, Spinal Tap.

    1948 - Born on this day, David Denny, guitar, Steve Miller Band.

    1957 - 5,000 fans greeted Bill Haley when he arrived from New York on the liner Queen Elizabeth at Southampton, for his debut UK concert tour. Haley was the first American rock artist to tour the UK.

  • This Day in Music - 2/4

    4 Feb 2008, 14:04 by ThadEnouf

    1941 - Born on this day, John Steel, drums, The Animals.

    1948 - Born on this day, Alice Cooper, (Vincent Furnier), singer.

    1951 - Born on this day, Phil Ehart, Kansas.

    1952 - Born on this day, Jerry Shirley, drums, Humble Pie.

    1967 - The Monkees self-titled debut album started a seven-week run at No.1 on the UK chart.

    1968 - Working at Abbey Road studios, London, The Beatles recorded ‘Across the Universe.’ John and Paul decided the song needed some falsetto harmonies so they invited two girl fans into the studio to sing on the song. The two were Lizzie Bravo, a 16-year-old Brazilian living near Abbey Road and 17-year-old Londoner Gayleen Pease.

    1968 - Billed as 'Tour 60 cities in 66 Days' The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared at the Winterland in San Francisco.

    1970 - John Lennon And Yoko Ono donated their hair for an auction in aid of the Black Power movement.

    1975 - Saxophonist Louis Jordon died aged 66. Influenced artists from Chuck Berry to Joe Jackson.

  • Collection: Covers by Metal Bands [TAGGED]

    4 Apr 2007, 19:07 by SpHaeR

    Warning: Over 400 artists connected
    For tagless version and comments, go here

    Dominate (2006)
    Fame (Irene Cara)
    Sanctus Ignis (2001)
    Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin)

    After Forever
    Emphasis (2002)
    Who Wants To Live Forever (Queen)
    Exordium (2003)
    The Evil That Men Do (Iron Maiden)

    Angels Cry (1993)
    Wuthering Heights (Kate Bush)
    Hunters And Prey (2002)
    Mama (Genesis)
    Tribute To Judas Priest Vol. 2 (2000)
    Painkiller (Judas Priest)

    God Has A Plan For Us All (2006)
    Confide In Me (Kylie Minogue)

    Kiss My Ass (1994)
    She (Kiss)
    Persistence Of Time (1990)
    Got The Time Time Time (Joe Jackson Time Time)
    State Of Euphoria (1988)
    Antisocial (Trust)
    The Man (1987)
    Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Black Sabbath)

    Arch Enemy
    Dead Eyes See No Future (2004)
    Incarnated Solvent Abuse (Carcass)
    Kill With Power (Manowar)
    Symphony Of Destruction (Megadeth)
    The Crusher (2001)
    Eyes Of Horror (Possessed)
    Wages Of Sin (2001)
  • April 8th: On this Day

    8 Apr 2006, 09:09 by tenderbranson69

    1998, George Michael was arrested at The Will Rogers Memorial Park for committing a sex act in a public toilet. He was arrested by undercover Beverly Hills police officer Marcelo Rodriguez. Michael later said; "I was followed into the restroom and this cop - well, I didn't know he was a cop at the time obviously – started playing this game. I think it's called ‘I'll show you mine, you show me yours, and then when you show me yours, I'm gonna nick you!" The singer was later fined $810 (£500) after being convicted of a "lewd act."

    1998, Rolling Stone Ron Wood was rescued along with 10 other passengers from a boat off the coast of Brazil after the engine exploded.

    1997, Singer, songwriter Laura Nyro died from ovarian cancer. Suzanne Vega, Phoebe Snow, Roseane Cash, Frank Sinatra and Linda Ronstadt all covered her songs. She wrote 'And When I Die' a hit for Blood, Sweat & Tears and 'Stoney End' covered by Barbra Streisand.

  • Alex Harvey "The Joker Is Wild"

    3 Apr 2006, 17:32 by frond

    Alex Harvey "The Joker Is Wild"
    Apparently this is a rare one, released only in Holland. Bog standard UK blues rock. Only interesting moment was the cover of "Willie the Pimp". 8.
  • February 4th: Three steps to heaven

    4 Feb 2006, 17:57 by tenderbranson69

    1983, Karen Carpenter died aged 32 of a cardiac arrest at her parent's house; the coroner's report gave the cause of death of imbalances associated with anorexia nervosa.

    1982, Scottish singer Alex Harvey died of a heart attack in Zeebrugen, Belgium. Once voted 'The Tommy Steele of Scotland'. Formed Alex Harvey Big Soul Band in 1959, mid 1960's band Tear Gas. Had the 1975 UK No.7 single with Sensational Alex Harvey Band 'Delilah' and 1975 album 'Next').