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Doom Icon Eric Wagner Dies at 62 After Battling COVID Pneumonia

Eric Wagner, former singer for doom metal icons Trouble and, more recently, of The Skull, has died at the age of 62 after being hospitalized with COVID pneumonia last week.The Skull had recently been on the road with The Obsessed, but bowed out of the trek part-way through, citing the surge in COVID cases nationwide, fueled by the delta variant of the coronavirus. The group later declared they would also withdraw […]

todayAugust 23, 2021 1

Music News

KISS’ Gene Simmons ‘Not Worried if an Idiot Gets COVID and Dies’

KISS bassist and co-vocalist Gene Simmons supports COVID-19 vaccine mandates and blames former U.S. President Donald Trump for the current state of the coronavirus pandemic. On top of that, the veteran rocker isn't "worried if an idiot gets COVID and dies," he says.Those three points float to the top in an interview Simmons gave to UCR that emerged on Monday (Aug. 9). The chat arrived about a week ahead of the relaunch of The […]

todayAugust 10, 2021 3

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Every Time I Die’s Keith Buckley Reveals He’s Nine Months Sober

Getting sober can be a life-changing experience, and in a new posting Every Time I Die vocalist Keith Buckley offers some personal insight on how his life has changed over the past year as he's started taking this journey in his life.In January of this year, Buckley separated from his wife of just over a decade and it was the start of several changes in his life. In a series […]

todayJuly 24, 2021 1

Music News

Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington Dies

In 2017, Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington took his life at his home in Palos Verdes, Calif. on what would have been his friend and mentor Chris Cornell’s 53rd birthday. After performing a triumphant concert with Soundgarden, Cornell took his life in his hotel room in Detroit on May 18, 2017. No sense can be made of either death, but they both shone a strong light on mental illness in the rock and metal world […]

todayJuly 20, 2021 2

Music News

Janet D’Addario, Co-Founder of D’Addario Company, Dies at 72

Janet D’Addario, co-founder of legendary gear company D’Addario, has died at 72 after battling gallbladder cancer.After meeting Jim D’Addario in 1966, the husband-and-wife team went on to perform music together and create the D’Addario company in 1973. Best known for their guitar and bass strings, D’Addario has strung countless artists’ fretboards while developing strings for orchestral instruments, reeds and mouthpieces for woodwind instruments, snare wires for drums and more.Janet D’Addario […]

todayJune 18, 2021 4

Music News

Ramones Bassist Dee Dee Ramone Dies at 50

The founding bassist and songwriter for the legendary New York punk band the Ramones, Douglas Glenn Colvin (a.k.a. Dee Dee Ramone), died June 5, 2002 of a heroin overdose. He was 50.Ramone’s wife Barbara found her husband unconscious on a couch in their Los Angeles apartment surrounded by drug paraphernalia, including a used syringe. Paramedics confirmed that Ramone was dead at 8:40 PM. Toxicology results determined that Ramone died from […]

todayJune 5, 2021 10

Music News

Tawny Kitaen, Whitesnake Video Star, Dies at 59

Tawny Kitaen, actress and hair metal video star most famous for her appearance in Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again" music video, has died at the age of 59.News of her death was reported by Variety, where it was stated that Orange County, California police confirmed Kitaen (listed as Tawny Finley) died in her home in Newport Beach on Friday morning.No cause of death has been revealed at this time.Born Julie […]

todayMay 8, 2021 3

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Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dies

The fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods awards, which took place May 2, 2013, were supposed to be a celebration of the spirit and vitality of heavy metal, but when news spread through the community that Slayer co-founder, guitarist and primary songwriter Jeff Hanneman died earlier that day, the event took a slightly different turn.At the outset of the event, Slayer guitarist Kerry King took the podium looking shaky, but determined […]

todayMay 2, 2021 2

Technology

Spot the (robot) dog enlists in the French Army, (battery) dies

In news that should surprise no one, Boston Dynamics‘ terrifying robot dog is being tested by a military force. Spot was pictured alongside French soldiers during a series of training exercises at a military school in Brittany. 21. Je déploie le robot pour reconnaitre OSCAR3.Retour en images sur l’exercice de recherche appliquée organisé les 30 et 31 mars par l’EMIA et le centre de recherche. Robotisation du champ de bataille : sensibiliser […]

todayApril 8, 2021 6

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