In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Toni Morrison Told the Story of America

Morrison died Tuesday at the age of 88. Her life was not just the American dream; it was the inherent impossibility of the Black American dream made real.
Britt Julious
In Memoriam

Scott Walker Taught Me How to Fake It Til I Make It

Remembering the influential and unorthodox artist who died this week at the age of 76.
Zachary Lipez
In Memoriam

The Prodigy's Keith Flint Showed 90s Kids We Could Be Fearless and Raw

The frontman, who died at the age of 49, will inspire a generation with his wild legacy in electronic music.
Matthew Francey
In Memoriam

Remembering Mark Hollis, Pop Music's Quiet Rebel

Before his death this week at the age of 64, the Talk Talk songwriter made a few albums that felt like a secret scripture. Then he left it all behind.
Sam Goldner
In Memoriam

The Ocean Party's Zac Denton Leaves Behind An Immense Legacy

Prolific Melbourne musician Zac Denton, of bands The Ocean Party, Ciggie Witch, Pregnancy, and more, has died at age 24. He leaves behind a vast and important body of work.
Shaad D’Souza

Remembering Sean O'Haire, One of Wrestling's Great 'What If' Stories

O'Haire had the all the gifts to be a star, but he struggled with depression, alcoholism, and a history of violence.
Ian Williams
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Mac Miller Wasn't Done

The rapper, who died on Friday, was constantly reinventing himself, searching for an identity. He had much more to give.
Alex Robert Ross

Aretha Franklin, an Unparalleled Singer and American Icon, Dies at 76

The Queen of Soul, whose career spanned six decades, died on Thursday morning.
Alex Robert Ross
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I’m Sad About Diarrhea Planet Breaking Up Because I Can Spell “Diarrhea” Without Looking It Up

Diarrhea. Diarrhea. Diarrhea. Diarrhea. Diarrhea. Diarrhea. This is sad news.
Dan Ozzi

Why Vinnie Paul's Fun-Loving Legacy Is So Important to Metal

The former Pantera drummer may be gone, but he left an indelible mark on metal's culture and attitude.
Christopher Krovatin
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RIP Jonathan Fire*Eater’s Stewart Lupton, Who Lived Just Shy of Stardom

The late singer fronted a band that influenced the likes of the Strokes and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but would sadly only be a rock 'n' roll footnote.
Josh Modell
In Memoriam

The Brutal, Graceful Optimism of Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison

The frontman had a gift for finding the funny and the cripplingly sad in his songwriting.
Josh Modell