The Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan has died, his wife Victoria Mary Clarke shared on social media Thursday. He was 65. No cause of death was given, but in late 2022, the singer spent months in a Dublin hospital viral fighting encephalitis.MacGowan's life, and his music, were famously intertwined with his hard... Read More.
On This Day, November, 27 1991 …Funeral services were held for the late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in London.The rocker had passed away at his home in Kensington on November 24. The cause of death was bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS. About 24 hours prior to his death Mercury... Read More.
On This Day, November 22, 1997…INXS frontman Michael Hutchence was found dead by a maid in his hotel room at the Ritz Carlton in Sydney, Australia. He was 37.The coroner ruled the rocker’s death a suicide. Alcohol and drugs, including cocaine, Prozac and prescription medicine, were found... Read More.
Procol Harum's late frontman Gary Brooker will be celebrated this December with a star-studded concert in the U.K.Eric Clapton, Genesis’ Mike Rutherford and Queen’s Roger Taylor are among the artists confirmed for the concert, Remembering Gary Brooker, taking place Monday, December 4, at G Live in Guildford, Surrey, England.The concert also features Squeeze’s Paul Carrack, Dire... Read More.
Devo frontman Mark Mothersbaugh is remembering the late Pee-wee Herman creator Paul Reubens, who passed away July 30 after a secret battle with cancer. He was 70.Mothersbaugh wrote the theme song and music for Reuben’s hit show Pee-wee’s Playhouse, which had a huge effect on Mothersbaugh’s career. “I'd never done a... Read More.
Nils Lofgren is getting ready to release his new solo album, Mountains, on July 21, but in the meantime he’s still busy on tour with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. And it sure sounds like his boss, The Boss, really appreciates him.“Nils is a unique combination of talents: musical... Read More.
On This Day, May 10, 1960 …Paul David Hewson, better known as U2 frontman Bono, was born in Dublin, Ireland.U2 was formed in 1976 after Bono and friend David Evans aka the Edge responded to an advertisement posted on a bulletin board by Larry Mullen Jr. seeking musicians interested in forming a rock... Read More.
Last month Dee Snider caused quite a stir when he tweeted that Robert Plant and Ronnie James Dio were “great singers” but not “great frontman.” While he stands by his comments, he’s now saying they were a bit misinterpreted.“When I said they weren't great frontman, everybody said, 'Here's Dee shooting his... Read More.
Television frontman Tom Verlaine has died at age 73, The New York Times reports.Jesse Paris Smith, daughter of Verlaine's contemporary and onetime partner Patti Smith, tells the Times that Verlaine passed away following a "brief illness."In an