Michael Jackson “Billie Jean” Drummer Ndugu Chancler Dead at 65

First off to only call this a drummer for Michael Jackson doesn’t even touch the massive brush of his long career. He played with Gerald Wilson Big Band, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard among others. He was born Leon “Ndugu” Chancler in Shreveport, Louisiana on July 1, 1952. He […]

Dennis Edwards Of The Temptations Dead at 74

He sang some big ones with the group including “I Can’t Get Next to You,” “Ball of Confusion” and “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone.” Edwards replaced David Ruffin in 1968 and played with them until 1976 and reunited with the band on a few reunions the following decade. He actually […]

Hugh Masekela, South African Jazz Giant, Dead at 78

To mainstream fans he was known for his big hit, “Grazing In the Grass” which went to #1. He died today in Johannesburg after a long battle with prostate cancer. His family posted the following statement. “A loving father, brother, grandfather and friend, our hearts beat with profound loss. Hugh’s […]

Former Judas Priest & Trapeze drummer Dave Holland is Dead at 69

He was there for some big albums for Judas Priest starting with their seventh studio album and highest charting in the UK “British Steel” from 1980 featuring the hit “Living After Midnight” and “Breaking the Law”. The album peaked at #4. Then there was “Point of Entry’ in the following […]

Tom Petty Died of an Accidental Drug Overdose

The Rocker died of an accidental drug overdose of several medications. His family released a full page statement on TomPetty.com yesterday. It stated that Petty, who was 66 when he died, had “suffered several ailments including emphysema, knee problems and most significantly a fractured hip. Despite this painful injury he […]

Widow of Eagles’ Glenn Frey Sues NYC Hospital For Wrongful Death

Cindy Frey has filed a wrongful death lawsuit today against Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan and gastroenterologist Steven Itzkowitz over the singer’s treatment while in care there. The family is siting negligence for failing to properly treat her late husband’s ulcerative colitis, diagnose and treat infection, and advise of the […]

Former Motorhead guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke Dead at 67 – Our Tribute

“RIP Fast Eddie Clarke – 5th October 1950 – 10th January 2018.” He was the last surviving member of Motörhead’s classic trio. Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor (who died in 2015) that introduced Clarke to Lemmy who we also lost in 2015. He was with the band from 1976 until 1982. […]

Actor Donnelly Rhodes of Da Vinci’s Inquest & Battlestar Galactica Dead at 80

A man with an amazing resume going back to the mid-50’s. He was a well known Canadian who had constant work more as a character actor. In the 60’s he had guest roles in the TV show “Maverick with James Garner, “Cheyenne” with Clint Walker, Bonanza, Mr Ed, Wagon Train, […]