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David Roback’s cause of death revealed; Opal reissues in the works

The New York Times talked to the Mazzy Star, Opal and Rain Parade co-founder's mom. Variety talked to Kendra Smith's manager.

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Mazzy Star’s David Roback has died

Mazzy Star Rain Parade, Opal and Rainy Day co-founder David Roback has died at 61, according to a representative of the band. No cause of death has been given.

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Pop Smoke shot and killed at 20

Fast-rising Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke was shot and killed in what reportedly appeared to be a home invasion robbery. He was 20.

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Andrew Weatherall, pioneering DJ and producer, has died

He worked on Primal Scream's Screamadelica and more. Read tributes from Primal Scream, New Order, Paul Oakenfold, Irvine Welsh, The Chemical Brothers, The Charlatans, Saint Etienne and more.

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Psycho Las Vegas 2019 - Thursday
CoC at Psycho Las Vegas 2019 (more by Ben Stas)
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Desertfest NYC 2020 initial lineup (CoC, Dead Meadow, Conan, Stoned Jesus, more)

The Atomic Bitchwax, Bongzilla, R.I.P., Huntsmen, Yatra, and more are also among the bands playing the second annual NYC edition of Desertfest.

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Andrew Brough (R) with Straightjacket Fits
Andrew Brough (R) with Straightjacket Fits
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Andrew Brough (Straightjacket Fits, Bike), RIP

”Our hearts and thoughts go out to his family, friends and all those who knew him. We're so lucky to have been touched by his music and he will be deeply missed.” - Flying Nun Records.

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Ivan Kral (Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Blondie), RIP

Musician/composer/filmmaker/producer Ivan Král, who worked closely with Patti Smith and Iggy Pop, was an early member of Blondie, and more, has passed away at age 71.

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Pappe (R) with D.R.I.
Pappe (R) with D.R.I.
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Josh Pappe (D.R.I./Gang Green), RIP

Josh Pappe, who played bass in crossover thrash greats D.R.I. and was also in Gang Green, has died at age 53...

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Gang of Four’s Andy Gill, dead at 64

The Gang of Four founding guitarist died after a "short respiratory illness."

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photo via Wes Wilson Facebook
photo via Wes Wilson Facebook
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Wes Wilson, famed psychedelic poster designer, RIP

Wilson's trippy lettering style, as seen on posters for The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and more, was as distinctive as it was hard to read.

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