What a rollercoaster year to be a Big Star fan.
The singer, songwriter, and guitarist died Wednesday at a hospital in New Orleans.
The Memphis musician died in his sleep last night.
Rhino Records laid off most of its staff yesterday due to a “fundamental transformation of the physical new release and catalog business.”
While working at his desk at home in Manhattan on Monday, Jim Carroll joined the ranks of people who died. He was 60.
John Hughes, who wrote/produced Pretty in Pink and wrote/directed Ferris Bueller’s Day Off died Thursday at the age of 59.
In a thoughtful eulogy for Michael Jackson, country crooner Robbie Fulks explains the origins of his fascination with the King of Pop: In 1999, Peter McDowell at the Chicago Cultural Center had me put together a performance in honor of Michael’s birthday. That was the beginning of my long “tribute CD” odyssey, and it got … Continue reading Robbie Fulks: Michael Jackson "better than Elvis"
TMZ.com is reporting that Michael Jackson is dead at age 50. Several other news outlets have reported that he was rushed to hospital for a possible cardiac arrest, but TMZ is the only site to report that he has in fact died. UPDATED: Seems it’s been confirmed by multiple sources. While MJ’s life has certainly … Continue reading Report: Michael Jackson Dead
Maybe in honor of the death of Geocities, the fine folks at Sub Pop have put up a fantastic new mini-site where you can download a 14-song mix from the label’s recent releases. Of course, 11 of the 14 tracks were already available on their regular website, but this lets you grab it all in … Continue reading New Sub Pop Mix Tape
Undertow just sent this email to fans: Our good friend Jay Walter Bennett left us this weekend. As news hits the wires so instantaneously these days, we thought it was important to share some thoughts about our friend and brother before any rumors got out of hand. First, let it be known that Jay was … Continue reading Message from Undertow Records Re: Jay Walter Bennett