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R.I.P.: Gerard Smith, TV On The Radio Bassist

Sad news to report today as TV On The Radio bassist Gerard Smith has passed away at the age of 34. Smith has been battling lung cancer for well over a month and according to a statement the band’s website, Smith passed away this morning. The site goes on to say, “We will miss him […]

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R.I.P.: Remembering Teena Maria via Popblerd

The music industry took another hit as singer-songwriter Teena Marie passed away unexpectedly this past Sunday at the age of 54. Since I can’t even pretend to do her legacy justice, we’re going to link to one of our favorite music sites, PopBlerd, who posted a proper farewell. Check out a snippet below and then […]

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Remembering Aaliyah: Rest in Peace

There are moments in life where you remember exactly where you are, what you were doing, and how you felt when something tragic happens. For me, one of those days occurred on August 25, 2001 — exactly nine years ago today — when I had just moved into my dorm room to begin my junior […]

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RIP: Lena Horne, Singer and Actress Dies at 92

We’re starting the week off on a somber note as Lena Horne has passed away at the age of 92. According to the New York Times, Ms. Horne, who was the first black performer to be signed to a long-term contract by a major Hollywood studio and who went on to achieve international fame as […]

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Janet Sets the Rumors Straight on MJ Tribute Shows

There’s a lot of rumors swirling around Michael Jackson’s death especially with the massive opportunity to try and capitalize on filling some of the empty slots of his London tour dates with “tribute shows.” Rumor has it that the remaining Jackson brothers are planning on two shows around what would have been Michael’s 51st birthday […]

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