Month: January 2017

Asia and King Crimson Singer John Wetton Dead at 67

The singer and bassist had been battling cancer since 2015. Asia drummer Carl Palmer who just lost his two old ELP compadres Keith Emerson and Greg Lake last year said, “the world loses yet another musical giant, John was a gentle person who created some of the most lasting melodies and lyrics in modern popular music. As a musician, he was both brave and innovative, with a voice that took the music of Asia to the top of the charts around the world. His ability to triumph over alcohol abuse made him an inspiration to many who have also...

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Geoff Nicholls, Black Sabbath Keyboardist, Dead at 68 – Our Tribute

Geoff Nicholls, Black Sabbath Keyboardist, Dead at 68 He was with the band for quite a while – 25 years. From 1979 until 2004. Playing on all Black Sabbath releases from Heaven and Hell (1980) to Live at the Hammersmith Odeon (2007). Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi said, “I’m so saddened to hear the loss of one of my dearest and closest friends Geoff Nicholls, He’s been suffering for a while now with lung cancer and he lost his battle this morning. Geoff and I have always been very close and he has been a real true friend to me...

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Butch Trucks, Allman Brothers Band Drummer and Co Founder, Dead at 69

Butch Trucks, Allman Brothers Band Drummer and Co-Founder, Dead at 69 Considered “the” southern rock band Trucks was there for all of it. Besides Gregg Allman he played on everything. His booking agent Page Stallings said that Trucks died on Tuesday in West Palm Beach, Florida. The cause of death was unknown. In his book the bands former guitarist Dicky Betts said, “We needed Butch, who had that drive and strength, freight train, meat-and-potatoes thing. It set Jaimoe up perfectly.” He was talking about the bands other drummer Jaimoe Johanson who was with them almost as long as Trucks....

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Toto To Play With Jeff & Mike Porcaro Again Via Unearthed Tunes

Toto To Gig With Jeff and Mike Porcaro Again Through Unearthed Tunes This is like found money, it’s not winning the lottery but it’s pretty damn close for many Toto fans. You think you’ve heard everything only to find out there’s more in their tickle-trunk of tunes. Guitarist Steve Lukather better known as Luke to the real fans was at Namm (National Association of Music Merchants) Anaheim, CA this weekend talking to “Australian Musician” on YouTube and he gave us a little update on Toto saying, “We’re working on the 40th Anniversary with two projects, some new music and...

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Anita Baker Has Officially Retired: Our Tribute Video

Anita Baker Has Officially Retired The 8-time Grammy Winner told her fans on Twitter, “Lotta Rumours out there. No tour. No CD. #Retired, #BeachBum, #ThankYouJesus. Well, at least she’s not dead – remember 2016? In 2004 the singer told Essence magazine that she had no regrets looking back. In the mid nineties she left music to look after her two boys and ailing and ailing relatives. Bakers said, “Every time I would leave to do music, my mother would go into the hospital,” Baker calls her aunt her earth mother since she was raised by. He real mother was...

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