Former Judas Priest drummer John Hinch who played on the group’s debut album, Rocka Rolla, has died. He was 73-years-old. The news of his passing was confirmed by Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford, who shared an image of the late drummer on his Instagram stories with the following caption “RIP.”...
Whiskey Woman [Al Atkins/KK Downing] (demo) (1973) Line-up: Rob Halford, KK Downing, Ian Hill and John Hinch (1973-74)
Dusty Hill, the quiet, bearded bass player who made up one third of ZZ Top, among the best-selling rock bands of the 1980s, has died at his home in Houston. He was 72.
His bandmates Frank Beard and Billy Gibbons announced the death on Wednesday through Facebook and Instagram. They did not provide a cause or say when he died.
Nanci Griffith, a Grammy-winning folk and country music singer-songwriter, has died aged 68.
Her death was confirmed by management and her record label on Friday, without a cause of death being given.
The genre-straddling artist's best known songs include Love at the Five and Dime and the Outbound Plane, which others saw mainstream success with.
She is considered influential and recorded duets with artists like Willie Nelson across her long career.
Don Everly, the last of the silken-voiced Everly Brothers music duo known for their harmonies, has died, according to an announcement on the group's official Instagram. He was 84 years old.
Everly died Saturday.
Don and his younger brother, Phil Everly, became pop idols in the early days of rock 'n' roll, starting in the late 1950s, with chart-topping hits like "Bye Bye Love," "All I Have to Do is Dream," and "Wake Up Little Susie."
George Wein, who set the standard for what outdoor music gatherings would become with his leadership of the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals from the 1950s into the 21st century, died Monday at his home in New York City. He was 95.
Wein produced the first Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island in 1954 and founded its folk sister in 1959. In 1970, he co-founded the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Although he sold off the two Newport festivals, which are now being presented by a nonprofit, Wein remained involved with them up through this summer’s gatherings, although he was unable to attend the 2021 fests.