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Roof Collapse During Morbid Angel Concert Amid Illinois Storm Leaves One Dead, Dozens Injured

One person is dead and dozens more were injured after a severe storm caused the roof to collapse during a heavy metal concert at the Apollo Theatre in Belvidere, Illinois, on Friday. Roughly 260 music fans were in attendance for a concert featuring Morbid Angel and other bands when 90 mph winds blew through the […]

Madonna’s Older Brother Anthony Ciccone Dies at 66

Madonna‘s older brother Anthony Ciccone has died, according to a social media post by the pop icon’s brother-in-law Joe Henry. He was 66. Henry, a musician who is married to Madonna’s sister Melanie Ciccone, announced the sad news through Instagram on Saturday (Feb. 25). In his emotional post, the songwriter and producer described Anthony Ciccone — one […]

Kiernan “AKA” Forbes, South African Rapper, Shot and Killed at 35

Rapper AKA was shot and killed outside of a restaurant in the city of Durban, South Africa, on Friday. He was 35. The parents of the South African performer, whose legal name is Kiernan Forbes, confirmed the passing of their son on Saturday in an emotional statement via social media. “It is with extreme sadness […]

Fred White, Drummer of Earth, Wind & Fire, Dies at 67

Fred White, the former drummer of Earth, Wind & Fire, has died. He was 67. The percussionist’s brother and bandmate Verdine White shared the sad news through social media on Sunday (Jan. 1). Neither the date nor the cause of White’s death had been disclosed at press time. “Our family is saddened today with the loss of an […]

Rapper Gangsta Boo, Former Member of Three 6 Mafia, Dies at 43

Gangsta Boo, a pioneering Southern female rapper and former member of hip-hop group Three 6 Mafia, has died, according to Fox 13 in Memphis, Commercial Appeal and other reports. She was 43. Boo, born Lola Mitchell, was reportedly found dead on Sunday (Jan. 1) at approximately 4 p.m. at a home in Memphis. The cause of her death had not been released […]

Jeremiah Green, Modest Mouse Drummer and Founding Member, Dies at 45

Jeremiah Green, founding member and drummer for rock band Modest Mouse, has died following his battle with cancer. He was 45. The musician’s passing was announced by Modest Mouse in an emotional social media post on New Year’s Eve. “I don’t know a way to ease into this: Today we lost our dear friend Jeremiah. […]

Foo Fighters Will Be a “Different Band Going Forward” Without Taylor Hawkins

Foo Fighters say they will continue as a “different band going forward” following the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins. The Dave Grohl-fronted rock band took to social media on New Year’s Eve to share a heartfelt message about the challenges of 2022 and offer a glimpse into what the future may hold for the group. […]

Florence + The Machine Postpones Tour After Singer Breaks Foot: “My Heart Is Aching”

Florence + the Machine has postponed the remainder of its U.K. tour after lead singer Florence Welch broke her foot. The charismatic frontwoman for orchestral rock band took to social media on Saturday to share the upsetting news with fans, noting that she had been dancing on her injured foot while performing at London’s O2 Arena on Friday […]

Mimi Parker, Vocalist and Drummer of Low, Dies at 55

Mimi Parker, the vocalist and drummer of rock band Low, died on Saturday, Nov. 5 following a battle with ovarian cancer. She was 55. The Duluth, Minnesota-based group, which also includes Parker’s husband and bandmate Alan Sparkhawk, confirmed the sad news through its official Twitter account on Sunday. “Friends, it’s hard to put the universe into language […]

When We Were Young Festival Cancels Opening Day Due to High Wind Concerns

Organizers of Las Vegas’ When We Were Young canceled the music festival’s opening day Saturday due to concerns over high winds. “When We Were Young Festival organizers have spent the last several days proactively preparing the festival grounds for a windy Saturday,” organizers wrote on the fest’s website and social media pages Saturday. “The National Weather Service has not […]

Pharoah Sanders, Legendary Jazz Saxophonist, Dies at 81

Pharoah Sanders, the legendary tenor saxophonist who performed alongside John Coltrane in the mid-1960s, has died. He was 81. Sanders’ passing was announced on Saturday (Sept. 24) by his record label Luaka Bop, which released the influential jazz musician’s 2021 album, Promises, a collaboration with Floating Points and the London Symphony Orchestra. A cause of death was not provided. “We are devastated to […]

Post Malone Takes Bad Spill After Stepping Into Hole on Stage During St. Louis Concert

Post Malone took a nasty spill during his Missouri concert Saturday. Midway through his show at St. Louis’ Enterprise Center, during a performance of his Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper “Circles,” the 26-year-old superstar singer accidentally fell into an open trap door in the stage. Malone was strutting down an extended ramp when he accidentally stepped into an uncovered […]