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Richard Swift’s cause of death revealed

"A number of questions have come up surrounding Swift’s life, his work and his death, and we’d like to answer some of them candidly, here:"

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Anticon founder Brendon ‘Alias’ Whitney (RIP) tribute in NY this week, unreleased music released

Pictureplane, Sole, B. Dolan, Buck 65, Astronautalis, Passage, Lady Lamb, and more are gathering for the NYC event.

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Richard Swift with The Arcs at Housing works in 2015 (more by PSquared)
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Richard Swift, RIP

Long-running solo artist, producer, and member of The Black Keys, The Shins, and more, Richard Swift has died at age 41.

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Steve Soto
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Steve Soto (Adolescents, Agent Orange, etc), RIP

Walter Schreifels, The Offspring, Rancid, Bad Religion, Social Distortion, The Vandals, Suicidal Tendencies, Brendan Kelly, Frank Turner and more have paid tribute to the late punk legend.

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Vinnie Paul of Pantera, RIP

Vincent Paul Abbott was 54 years old.

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Nick Knox of The Cramps
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Nick Knox of The Cramps, RIP

The longtime drummer of influential psychobilly band The Cramps has died at the age of 60.

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Anthony Bourdain and Harley Flanagan
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The Music World mourns Anthony Bourdain

Bourdain was a great lover and champion of music, and tributes from musicians have been pouring in, including Iggy Pop, Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!, Questlove, El-P, Zola Jesus, John Lurie, Jimmy Eat World, and more.

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Anthony Bourdain, dead at 61

Anthony was about as un-vegan as they got -- he railed against them in his breakout 2000 restaurant tell-all and memoir, Kitchen Confidential -- but he was also pretty rock n' roll. His original travel show, No Reservations, featured a theme by Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Queens of the Stone Age were regular guests on his show, and he even once attended a BrooklynVegan SXSW day party (he was a fan of Austin band Ume).

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Stewart Lupton of Jonathan Fire*Eater, RIP

Stewart Lupton, frontman of influential mid-'90s New York rock revivalists Jonathan Fire*Eater, has died at the age of 43. Jonathan Fire*Eater were an influence on early-'00s groups like Interpol, Yeah Yeahs and The Strokes, and three of its members went on to form The Walkmen...

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Electric Kool Aid Acid Test
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‘Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test’ author Tom Wolfe, RIP

The author and counter-culture icon was 88.

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