2023: The Year In Death

By Iman Lababedi | December 18, 2023

ireland’s gifts to the world

Music Deaths Of 2011 Alphabetized And Graded

By Iman Lababedi | January 16, 2020

soul great gone too soon

Tribute: The Greatest Concert Ever: Aretha Franklin At Radio City Music Hall, Friday, February 17th, 2012, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 16, 2018

Music, religion, grieving, more music, transcendence, hope, memory, faith, soul . Some people need to mourn in private, Aretha had said. Some people ned to mourn with people. She needed to mourn with people.

Rapper XXXTentacion Shot Dead At 20

By Mary Rudzis | June 18, 2018

Onfroy was confirmed dead at 5:40 p.m.

Burgerama III Day 1 At The Observatory (Part Two)

By Alyson Camus | March 26, 2014

I had the chance to see Kim Shattuck not too long ago, during her short episode with the Pixies, and she was back with her own thing, the Muffs, playing inside the Observatory.

rock nyc rising rock stars from the dead

By Iman Lababedi | September 6, 2013

Vanity Fair ran an article asking if their readers could bring anybody back from the dead, who would it be. So always in the market to steal somebody elses idea, I thought I’d figure out the same concept for musicians.

Final 24, Sid Vicious

By Helen Bach | April 16, 2013

Back when I was a teenager I adored him, his photo on my wall his named carved into my hand with a safety pin (not deep enough for forever THANK THE LORD!), but yeah, I loved all he stood for. Now I realize that without a stage and a guitar strap he was just a pathetic fucked up kid

How Spotify And The CataCombo Soundsystem Will Rock Your Afterlife

By Alyson Camus | March 8, 2013

A Swedish company named Pause, which ordinarily just sells stereo equipment, has come up with a new product, that each of us can’t wait to experiment: a designed coffin that will play music for you during eternity.

Mindy McCready And Killing Yourself

By Iman Lababedi | February 20, 2013

Nobody knows if McCready’s life would have turned around if she had lived but we do know for sure, it wouldn’t if she didn’t. So called animals in the jungle take care of their children, what is left if we won’t simply exist another coupla decades for them. Life is fast and then it’s gone.

Country Singer Mindy McCready Kills Herself

By Alyson Camus | February 19, 2013

‘I just started screaming, calling 911, I lay down next to him and just just pleaded with him not to die.’

These are Rock Stars Who Died… We Are Gonna tell you How Old They Were

By Iman Lababedi | February 7, 2013

Why should the age people died be so interesting… Presley was 42. Now I don’t know how old you are but 42 years old is at least an interesting age to die..

Paparazzo Dies Chasing Justin Bieber For A Pix

By Mahalia Dark | January 6, 2013

Bieber is looking for legislation to stop these guys from at least driving like maniacs. So far, the tough part is centering a piece of law based on a profession. I guess Bieber is thinking of something like the hate crimes law where the penalties are bigger for Paparazzi driving dangerously than for civilians but I doubt it will happen.

Solo Artists Die Earlier Than Members Of Bands

By Iman Lababedi | December 23, 2012

The shaking suicide, worthless end of the world as we know it shake it baby rolling on the floor and groaning DTs? Well mix em up and you have the mindset of a rock star and stir in even more loneliness for the pop star, and there you have it in a nutshell

The Autographed Album That Lennon Signed For Mark David Chapman Is On Sale

By Alyson Camus | December 10, 2012

I just wonder how much such a thing could be sold! According to NME, it came with a reserve price of $525,000 last time it was on sale! Right now, the price is only available upon request on Moments in Time, a website which offers rare manuscripts, letters and autographs and other historical memorabilia.

Pete Ham Memorial For The Badfinger Star, Suicide Victim This April 2013

By Iman Lababedi | November 24, 2012

Look at it this way: 6 million years have gone by without your consciousness, and 6 million more will go by without your consciousness. For fuck’s sake tough it out for the 100 years you are conscious

In A Poignant Letter, Fiona Apple Explains Why She Is Canceling Her Tour: She Wants To Stay With Her Dying Dog

By Alyson Camus | November 22, 2012

So I am staying home, and I am listening to her snore and wheeze, and reveling in the swampiest, most awful breath that ever emanated from an angel.

Not With The Band: Rock Death Is Part Of Life

By Alyson Camus | June 5, 2012

Etta James, Whitney Houston, Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn (The Blues Brothers), Donna Summer, Robin Gibb (The Bee Gees), Don Cornelius, Adam Yauch (The Beastie Boys), Tommy Marth (The Killers), Dick Clark, Levon Helm (The Band), Chuck Brown (Godfather of Go-Go), Earl Scruggs, Greg Ham (Men at Work), Davy Jones (The Monkees), Doc Watson, Chris Ethridge (Flying Burrito Brothers), Jim Marshall (guitar amp), Jimmy Ellis (the Trammps), Ronnie Montrose (guitarist), Bob Weston (Fleetwood Mac),…

The Soundtrack To Your Funeral

By Iman Lababedi | May 29, 2012

don’t know how you can have a song, or a playlist, represent your life. The song that meant the most? That reflects your very being? A state of mind or (hopefully) transition. A farewell and Amen, or a celebration?

Suge Knight Still Not Convinced That Tupac Shakur Is Dead

By Alyson Camus | April 24, 2012

And he was not making allusion to the fact the rapper appeared as a hologram two weekends in a row in Coachella, no, he was reanimating the persistent urban legend, suggesting that the real Tupac may be still alive:

‘Maybe the question is… Pac’s not really dead… Pac’s somewhere else.’

"The Bodyguard" Reviewed (More Or Less)

By Iman Lababedi | February 21, 2012

Whitney is incredible. Her eyes are slits, as though she is Asian, except they seem to be so narrow because her cheeks are puffy and it gives her a dreamy, sexy, just out of bed and ready to get back in post-coital glow for much of the movie

Bobby Brown Storms Out Of Whitney's funeral

By Alyson Camus | February 21, 2012

I am at Whitney’s funeral. I spoke with Bobby Brown trying to calm him down and not distract from the services. Today is about Whitney!’

Alyson Camus Spends More Time At Whitney Houston's Funeral Than She Ever Did Listening To The Music

By Alyson Camus | February 20, 2012

I wonder, is it still private at this point? Why is the family pretending they want a private ceremony when this is mediatized to this extreme? And how much did CNN pay to be authorized to do this?

Aretha Franklin Too Ill To Perform At Whitney Houston's Funeral

By Iman Lababedi | February 18, 2012

Aretha Franklin’s brilliant performance last night at Radio City Music Hall has left the queen Of Soul too ill to perform at Whitney’s funeral, gong even as I write.

Aretha Franklin At Radio City Music Hall, Friday, February 17th, 2012, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 18, 2012

Music, religion, grieving, more music, transcendence, hope, memory, faith, soul . Some people need to mourn in private, Aretha had said. Some people ned to mourn with people. She needed to mourn with people.

Diamanda Galás Violently Criticized Clive Davis

By Alyson Camus | February 18, 2012

‘Whitney … Whitney … was put back onstage before she was ready to perform – by the colossal pig Clive Davis – who continued his party in the same hotel where she died and where her body still lay. Heresy.’

Clarence Clemons' Tribute at the Grammys Canceled

By Alyson Camus | February 15, 2012

‘Thanks so much or all your messages and tweets about the GRAMMYs. I can now reveal that I was asked to perform a Clarence Clemmons tribute and then it got dropped to accommodate the tribute to Whitney Houston.’

'Heaven Adores You’ Nickolas Rossi Discusses Elliott Smith

By Alyson Camus | February 14, 2012

You can find the whole story if you just read a book or go on the internet. It is a very transparent story. There is no real hidden thing in the Elliott Smith’s story. It is a very short story with a very limited cast of characters

Whitney Houston Takes Over Twitter: Life Is Short, Enjoy It While You Can

By Alyson Camus | February 13, 2012

My Twitter feed is just a long list of RIP Whitney, an outpouring of loving condolences, but who honestly was still thinking about her these days? And suddenly she is the greatest singer of all times,… Tony Bennett, you already said this when Amy Winehouse died!

Following The Death Of Her Goddaughter, Will Aretha Franklin Play Radio City Music Hall On Friday And Saturday?

By Iman Lababedi | February 13, 2012

Amy Winehouse's Death By Misadventure

By Iman Lababedi | October 29, 2011

she got naild by an illness

More Revelations About The Murders Of Tupac And Biggie

By Alyson Camus | October 6, 2011

P. Diddy said: “Man, I want to get rid of them dudes.”

James Brown's Publicist Claims He Was Murdered

By Alyson Camus | September 20, 2011

‘There’s not a bone in my body that believes my father-in-law died from congestive heart failure’

Michael Forever: The Tribute Concert Is October 8th In Wales

By Iman Lababedi | August 19, 2011

a tribute to the late whakozoid

Amy Winehouse Death Revisited

By Iman Lababedi | August 12, 2011

There is no moral, no lesson, NOTHING in Amy Winehouse death

Amy Winehouse, Jim Morrison And Death By Misadventure

By Iman Lababedi | August 9, 2011

death is always waiting and at some point it will getcha