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Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington committed suicide

Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda says "Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one."

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The Rock Shop closing at the end of July

Brooklyn's The Rock Shop, which opened in Gowanus in 2010, stopped hosting live music at the end of 2016, turning itself into a destination for pinball and pool, and now comes word that the club will close its doors at the end of July...

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2 Live Crew’s Fresh Kid Ice, RIP

Fresh Kid Ice (real name Christopher Wong Won) of the raunchy veteran rap group 2 Live Crew has passed away at age 53. The cause of death was a "medical condition" but no other information is currently known.

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Pierre Henry, musique concrete & synth pioneer, RIP

Henry's groovy instrumental "Psyche Rock" would, 30 years later, become the basis for the Futurama theme.

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John Blackwell, who drummed for Prince, D’Angelo & others, has died

"My husband incredible drummer John Blackwell Jr. passed the way peacefully in my company today. Thanks God for his life and thanks everyone for their support." - Yaritza Blackwell.

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jazz great & teacher Kelan Phil Cohran, RIP

The onetime Sun Ra Arkestra member and co-founder of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians was 90.

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Afghan Whigs guitarist Dave Rosser, RIP

The band wrote, "It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our friend, brother and inspiration"

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Hope Sandoval remembers Mazzy Star’s Keith Mitchell

"Keith absolutely loved Tom Waits and played him every trip, the first few times I would say to Keith; 'Oh no, not him, his voice is too drunk and scratchy sounding,'"...

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RIP Adam West (TV’s Batman)

We are super sad to hear that actor Adam West has died at age 88. While he appeared in tons of television in the '50s and '60s, it was his cool, by-the-books title role in the campy, groovy '60s series Batman for which he'll always be remembered.

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All For The Hall New York Benefiting The Country Music Hall Of Fame - Show
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Gregg Allman dead at 69

The Allman Brothers' cofounder's cause of death is currently unknown.

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