Tag Archive for death

R.I.P Ronnie James Dio

1942 – 2010 Heavy Metal God Ronnie James Dio died of stomach cancer this morning.  The front man for Black Sabbath from 1982 – 1991 (known as the Dio years) went on to form the band Dio.  It was with Dio that he released the classic Holy Diver album in 1983.  He then went back to Black Sabbath for a… Read more →

R.I.P. Peter Steele

I have to admit I had to Google Peter Steele‘s name when I heard this news.  I did not know who he was. When I realized that he was the almost 7″ tall lead singer of Type ‘O Negative, I thought it was probably a publicity hoax.  He has faked his own death before.  But this time it seems it’s… Read more →

R.I.P. Mark Linkous (aka Sparklehorse)

Mark Linkous took his own life.  Another rare talent gone.  It’s always sad when someone commits suicide, but it’s also hard to comprehend how someone with so much talent could not find anything in this life worth living for. Unless he has unreleased material, this will make Dark Night of the Soul his final release.  EMI just announced that they… Read more →

R.I.P Jay Reatard

Jay Reatard died in his sleep last night.  He was 29 years old. No word on the cause yet. I was not a huge fan of Jay, but I did appreciate what he was doing…bringing back gritty, fuzzy, crunchy garage rock like nobody else had done in awhile.  He released a warehouse worth of 7″, singles and EPs before getting… Read more →

R.I.P. Vic Chesnutt

In May of 1994 I moved to San Diego from Auburn, CA. I was a small town kid in a big (at least I thought it was big then) city. The first thing I did was grab a Reader and look up what concerts were coming. I was 17 and had never been to a show alone before, but I… Read more →