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Postby phunkyfeelone » Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:24 pm


And for children of the 80's...
For those of you who don't know who Lemmy (or Motorhead) are, Lemmy (along with the likes of Ozzy Osborne) are the fathers of heavy metal.




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Postby Macc » Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:21 pm


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Music legend David Bowie dies aged 69

Singer David Bowie has died at the age of 69 following a battle with cancer.

His son confirmed the news and a statement was released on his official social media accounts.

"David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," it said.

"While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family's privacy during their time of grief."

The singer only released his latest album Blackstar on his birthday on Friday.

There had been rumours about Bowie's health for years.

His last live performance was at a New York charity concert in 2006.

Blackstar, which includes just seven songs, has been well received by critics.

Bowie's breakthrough came with 1972's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars.

His hits include Let's Dance, Space Oddity, Heroes, Under Pressure, Rebel, Rebel, Life on Mars and Suffragette City.


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Postby Macc » Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:28 pm


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Actor Alan Rickman dies aged 69

Actor Alan Rickman, known for films including Harry Potter, Die Hard, Truly Madly Deeply and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, has died at the age of 69.

The star was suffering from cancer, his family said.

He became one of Britain's best-loved acting stars thanks to roles including Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films and Hans Gruber in Die Hard.

He also won a Bafta Award for playing the Sheriff of Nottingham in 1991's Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

A family statement said: "The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. He was surrounded by family and friends."

Harry Potter actor James Phelps, who played Fred Weasley, said on Twitter he was "shocked and sad" to hear the news. He wrote: "One of the nicest actors I've ever met. Thoughts and prayers with his family at this time."

TV star and Bafta ceremony host Stephen Fry wrote: "What desperately sad news about Alan Rickman. A man of such talent, wicked charm & stunning screen & stage presence. He'll be sorely missed."

Rickman was best known for playing screen villains - also including the role of Judge Turpin opposite Johnny Depp in 2007's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

But he showed his gentler side in films like 1990's Truly Madly Deeply, 1995's Sense and Sensibility and Love Actually in 2003.

He earned Bafta nominations for his roles in Truly Madly Deeply, in which he played Juliet Stevenson's ghost lover, and for playing Colonel Brandon alongside Kate Winslet in Sense and Sensibility.

He got another Bafta nomination for portraying the calculating Eamon de Valera in 1996's Michael Collins.

The following year, he won a Golden Globe for best actor in a miniseries or television film for the title role in Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny.


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Postby Macc » Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:31 am


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The Eagles' Glenn Frey dead at 67

Glenn Frey, a founding member of the rock band the Eagles, has died at 67, a publicist for the band has confirmed.

"Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia," reads a post on the band's official website.

Frey had been suffering from intestinal issues, which caused the postponement of the band's inclusion in the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors.

Frey and the other original members of the Eagles — Don Henley, Randy Meisner and Bernie Leadon -- came together to form singer Linda Ronstadt's backup band in the early 1970s.

They were all experienced musicians who brought their expertise to the country-tinged rock sound that the Eagles would eventually make famous.

Going on to form their own band, the Eagles found wild success. Throughout the 1970s the band released hit after hit, including "One of These Nights," "Best of My Love" and "Life in the Fast Lane,"

Frey played guitar and keyboard and took lead vocal duties for the band on tunes like "Take it Easy" and "Tequila Sunrise."

With "Hotel California" in 1976, the band reached the pinnacle of its success, selling 16 million copies. They released four number one albums consecutively between 1975 and 1979: "One of These Nights," "Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975," "Hotel California" and "The Long Run."

The "Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975," was the first album certified platinum and has sold 29 million copies in the United States, second only to Michael Jackson's "Thriller," according to Rolling Stone.

The band has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

Though the public reception was warm, the band had a famously contentious relationship with critics.

"Another thing that interests me about the Eagles is that I hate them," wrote rock critic Robert Christgau in 1972, when they first hit it big.

The band succumbed to internal squabbles and broke up in 1980. Frey, Henley and other band members were famously contentious.

"He was like a brother to me," fellow Eagle Don Henley said in a statement Monday. "We were family, and like most families, there was some dysfunction. But, the bond we forged 45 years ago was never broken, even during the 14 years that the Eagles were dissolved."

Frey and Henley co-wrote many of the band's biggest hits, including "Best of My Love." "Lyin' Eyes," "One of These Nights" and "Hotel California." Frey also famously helped Jackson Browne finish writing the Eagles' first hit, "Take It Easy," contributing the catchy verse, "it's a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed Ford / slowing down to take a look at me."

Frey saw solo success with the 1982 release "No Fun Aloud." He hit the top 40 with "The Heat Is On," "You Belong to the City," "True Love," and "Soul Searchin.'"

He also tried his hand at acting with a guest spot on "Miami Vice" and a role in the film "Jerry Maguire."

The band reunited for 1994's Hell Freezes Over tour, which spawned an MTV special and a live album. They would continue to tour together over the years.

"Words can neither describe our sorrow, nor our love and respect for all that he has given to us, his family, the music community & millions of fans worldwide," the band said on its website Monday.


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Postby Macc » Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:32 pm


Dear 2016, just stop it already!

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Mott The Hoople drummer Dale Griffin dies aged 67

Dale Griffin, drummer for rock group Mott The Hoople, has died aged 67.

He was a founder member of the group, best known for classic tracks Roll Away The Stone and All The Young Dudes.

The latter was written and produced by David Bowie, who sang backing vocals on the track.

The band, who made eight albums during their five-and-a-half year existence, reformed to mark their 40th anniversary in 2009 - but Griffin was too ill to take part.

He died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday night, said Peter Purnell from record label Angel Air records.

He called Griffin "one of the nicest, friendly and talented men I have ever known."

"All he ever wanted was for his beloved Mott The Hoople to reform and it was his determination that achieved that very feat in 2009 but sadly by then he was too ill to perform at the five sold-out dates - though he did join the band for encores."

Born in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, the drummer played in a number of local bands before forming Silence with singer Stan Tippens, keyboard player Verden Allen, guitarist Mick Ralphs and bassist Pete Overend Watts in the late 1960s.

They got a record contract in early 1969 and went to London to record under producer Guy Stevens, who renamed the band Mott the Hoople after a 1967 novel by Willard Manus. Not long after, Tippens was ousted by vocalist Ian Hunter, although he remained as their road manager.

Although they built up a cult following (a raucous gig at the Royal Albert Hall led to the venue banning rock acts), they struggled to sell records and were on the verge of breaking up in 1972, until Bowie stepped in and persuaded them to stay together, placing them under the care of his manager Tony De Fries.

He also offered them the song Suffragette City - but they wanted Drive-In Saturday instead.

Bowie refused to give it up, but wrote them the anthemic All The Young Dudes instead (its narrative forms part of the story of Bowie's alter-ego Ziggy Stardust).

The song reached number three in the UK and the top 40 in America, giving the band a new lease of life. Later albums produced hits such as Honaloochie Boogie, All The Way From Memphis and Golden Age of Rock'n'Roll.

But the group disintegrated in 1974 when Hunter, suffering from physical exhaustion, cancelled their entire European tour. When rumours then spread that he was making a solo album with Bowie's guitarist Mick Ronson, it led to an irrevocable rift.

Griffin, Watts and Fisher continued to play and record under the name Mott, but split up two years later.

During the 80s, Griffin and Watts formed a production company and produced albums for Hanoi Rocks and The Cult. Griffin then joined the BBC and produced many of John Peel's Radio 1 sessions from 1981 to 1994, including Pulp, Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana and Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark.

He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease just as the Mott The Hoople reunion was about to begin. His parts were played by his friend, The Pretenders drummer Martin Chambers, although he joined the band on stage for encores during their five-night stint at the Hammersmith Apollo.

Dale is survived by his long term partner Jean Smith.


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Postby Macc » Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:01 pm


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New Zealand cricket legend Martin Crowe dies after lengthy cancer battle

New Zealand cricket legend Martin Crowe has died, aged 53, after a lengthy battle with lymphoma.

Crowe, widely recognised as New Zealand's greatest-ever batsman, has been undergoing treatment for cancer since first being diagnosed in 2012.

Despite claiming the 2015 World Cup final between New Zealand and Australia would likely be the last cricket match he saw, Crowe eventually succumbed to the illness this morning.

"It is with heavy hearts that the family of Martin Crowe, MBE advise his death," Crowe's family said in a statement.

"Diagnosed in September 2014 with terminal double hit lymphoma he passed away peacefully today, Thursday 3rd March in Auckland surrounded by family.

"The family request privacy at this time."

Crowe made his Test debut in 1982 at just 19 against Australia, but failed to reach double figures in any of his first six innings.

But the class of Crowe would quickly become evident as the Black Caps icon amassed 17 Test centuries across a 77-Test, 13-year career at the top of the game.

His highest Test score of 299 at the Basin Reserve stood as a New Zealand record until recently-retired Brendon McCullum bested it by three runs at the same venue 23 years later.

He was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame in February 2015, and was awarded an MBE in 1991.

Crowe continued his involvement in cricket, both as a commentator and as a coach, and briefly attempted a first class comeback at the age of 49.

He opted to steer clear of chemotherapy and opted for natural treatments even as his lymphoma worsened, but ended a brave innings this morning.


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Postby djmenow » Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:25 pm


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GEELONG Brownlow medallist Paul Couch has died after suffering a heart attack while cycling with friends this morning.

The 51-year-old was riding along the Great Ocean Rd in Marengo, near Apollo Bay, when he came off his bike.

It’s believed he went into cardiac arrest and could not be resuscitated.

Victoria Police spokesman Leading Sen-Constable Paul Turner confirmed a 51-year-old Grovedale man had died while riding with friends.

He said the death had been attributed to “some sort of medical condition” and there was no indication another bike or vehicle was involved in the accident.

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.


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Postby atefooterz » Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:45 pm


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R.I.P. Daddy Cool Legend Ross Hannaford 1950-2016

by Paul Cashmere on March 8, 2016

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Ross Hannaford, the guitarist for legendary Australian band Daddy Cool, has lost his battle with cancer at age 65.

Ross ‘Hanna’ Hannaford and childhood friend Ross Wilson started their first band together The Pink Finks in Melbourne in 1965. The pair had a succession of bands including The Party Machine and then Sons of Vegetal Mother that evolved into Daddy Cool.

Daddy Cool was the first national success for Hannaford and Wilson together with Wayne ...



Story at http://www.noise11.com/news/r-i-p-daddy ... 6-20160308


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Postby critic » Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:16 am


Aussie rocker Jon English dies aged 66


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Postby atefooterz » Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:45 am


Sad news...
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