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Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan has died

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

A brief statement from the band’s publicist confirmed her sudden death, offering no details but saying “family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”

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Rick Hall, “Father of Muscle Shoals Music,” has died

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Songs recorded at Rick Hall’s iconic FAME Studios include Wilson Pickett’s “Land of a Thousand Dances” and “Mustang Sally,” James and Bobby Purify’s “I’m Your Puppet,” Aretha Franklin’s “I Never Loved a Man (the Way I Love You)” and “Do Right Woman (Do Right Man),” Clarence Carter’s “Slip Away,” Arthur Conley’s “Sweet Soul Music,” and Otis Redding’s “You Left the Water Running.”

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Tommy Keene, dead at 59 (read tributes from Guided by Voices, Ted Leo & more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

For a lot of folks, Keene’s style was the sound of the ’80s: bright, jangly guitar pop with hooks out the wazoo. While he never quite got the attention that Matthew Sweet, The Plimsouls, The dB’s or even Let’s Active, Tommy consistently made some terrific records over the last 25 years, including ones for Geffen and Matador…

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