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Temple of the Dog at Madison Square Garden
photo by Dana Distortion
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Chris Cornell committed suicide, medical examiner confirms

"The Medical Examiner has completed the autopsy on 52-year-old Chris Cornell, the Soundgarden musician who died last night in Detroit. The cause of death has been determined as hanging by suicide. A full autopsy report has not yet been completed. There is no additional information at this time."

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Temple of the Dog at Madison Square Garden
Temple of the Dog at MSG in 2016 (more by Dana Distortion)
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Chris Cornell dead at 52

His death was reportedly "sudden and unexpected."

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Keith Mitchell
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Mazzy Star drummer Keith Mitchell has died

Mazzy Star broke the sad news on their Facebook.

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C'el Revuelta
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C’el Revuelta of Black Flag, RIP

C'el Revuelta, who played bass in Black Flag in 1986 (and during their brief 2003 reunion), has passed away. Henry Rollins confirmed the news...

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The English Beat saxophonist Saxa, RIP

Born Lionel Augustus Martin, Saxa was 50 years old and already an established Jamaican session musician when he was recruited by The Beat. His melodic style was a crucial part of their sound, maybe the the most distinctive part...

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Grandaddy at Le Poisson Rouge
photo by Amanda Hatfield
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Grandaddy bassist Kevin Garcia, RIP

"There are no accurate words to express what we need to. We are absolutely shattered to say that we lost our friend and band mate Kevin Garcia early this afternoon. He succumbed to the effects of a massive stroke."

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Bruce Hampton
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jam vet Col. Bruce Hampton dies after collapsing on stage at 70th birthday show

Bruce Hampton was a peer of Frank Zappa in the late '60s with his avant-garde band Hampton Grease Band, and a key figure of jam's second generation as one of the people behind the H.O.R.D.E. tours.

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NYC record store Disc-O-Rama closes after 41 years

"Thank you New York. It has been an epic ride, starting with vinyl, to cassettes, CDs and back to vinyl again. Who would have thunk it!!!"

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filmmaker Jonathan Demme, RIP (read tributes from David Byrne, Robyn Hitchcock & more)

Demme's work included 'Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense,' 'Silence of the Lambs,' concert films for Robyn Hitchcock, Neil Young and Justin Timberlake, music videos for New Order, The Feelies and so much more. A very sad loss.

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Firefighter William Tolley (of death metal band Internal Bleeding), Rest in Peace

William Tolley was killed tragically on the job Thursday in Ridgewood, Queens.

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