Obituary

Mick Farren Passing Ignored By Stone, Pitchfork

By Iman Lababedi | July 31, 2013

Ignoring Mick Farren’s death feels like just a very strange, rude and vert typical act of malfeasance.

Dave Brubeck, Dead At 91 Years Old

By Iman Lababedi | December 5, 2012

He invented syncopation and Donald Fagen immortalized him with “I hear you’re mad about Brubeck. I like your eyes, I like him too. . He’s an artist, a pioneer, we’ve got to have some music on the new frontier”

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.