In Memoriam: 2018 - mxdwn Music


In Memoriam: 2018





Russ Solomon – September 22, 1925 – March four, 2018

Russell “Russ” Solomon, the founding father of Tower Data, handed away on March four of a coronary heart assault on the age of 92. Solomon based Tower Data in Sacramento, California in 1952 earlier than the enterprise ultimately expanded right into a music empire that thrived throughout the globe. Regardless of the corporate’s chapter in 2006, many nice musicians attribute their musical foundations to Tower Data and Solomon himself.

– Adrianna Fujii

File Photograph: Raymond Flotat

Carlos Denogean – September 2, 1987 – August 27, 2018

Whereas he wasn’t listed as the primary drummer for North Carolina stoner metallic band Weedeater, Carlos Denogean was an essential member. He served because the touring drummer for the band and tragically died at a younger age this August. He had just lately been on tour with the band, even acting at their cease at Pyscho Vegas 2018.

– Matt Matasci

File Photograph: Owen Ela

Nick John – Died – September eight, 2018

After an extended battle with pancreatic most cancers, metallic supervisor Nick John handed away. He was greatest referred to as the supervisor for Mastodon and Gojira. As a testomony his beloved standing by the band, their tour with Dinosaur Jr. was cancelled after information of his demise.  He additionally labored with Slayer and different metallic legends.

– Matt Matasci

Jóhann Jóhannsson – September 19, 1969 – February 9, 2018

Jóhann Jóhannsson was a nicely-revered composer who labored on many properly-acquired movies and launched his personal solo data. He handed away on the age of 48 following an unintentional cocaine overdose, tragically chopping brief his promising profession.

– Matt Matasci

Jon Schnepp – Might 16, 1967 – July 19, 2018

Producer, author, voice actor and cartoonist Jon Schnepp left this world too quickly when died from problems from a stroke on the age of 51. He served because the director for cult metallic-themed cartoon Metalocalypse and the band that starred in it, Dethklok, from 2006-2012.

– Matt Matasci

Ed King – September 14, 1949 – August 22, 2018

Ed King, former guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd, handed away on August 22nd on the age of 68 after a battle with lung most cancers. He joined the band in 1972, and co-wrote one of many band’s largest hits, “Sweet Home Alabama.” He’s additionally credited with having given the group their three-guitar sound.

– Caitlin Wills

Marty Balin – January 30, 1942 – September 27, 2018

Marty Balin was the first founder and songwriter for the long-lasting Jefferson Airplane, together with Paul Kantner and Grace Slick throughout their 60’s Surrealistic Pillow heyday. Balin left Jefferson Airplane in 1971 and shaped the funk-rock band, Bodacious DF as lead singer. In the Mid-70’s he as soon as once more joined the offshoot Jefferson Starship with Airplane alum, Paul Kantner, and penned a number of hits together with “Caroline”, “Miracles”, and “With Your Love”. Balin additionally had a string of hit solo data starting within the 80’s. Balin handed in September on the age of 76.

– Brian Furman

File Photograph: Raymond Flotat

Hardy Fox – March 29, 1945 – October 30, 2018

Hardy Fox led probably the most idiosyncratic and experimental bands in music historical past. The Residents by no means did not drop jaws with each their sound, their elaborate (sort of GWAR-like) costumes and stage present. Whereas he retired from music a couple of years in the past, his influence on experimental and avant-garde music won’t be forgotten any time quickly.

– Francisco Martinez

XXXTentacion – January 23, 1998 – June 18, 2018

Whereas he definitely garnered loads of controversy together with his budding underground profession, younger Florida Soundcloud rapper XXXTentacion appeared to be getting ready to mainstream crossover. That each one ended when he was gunned down in Deerfield Seashore, FL whereas he was at a motorbike dealership in what seems to be an tried theft gone lethal incorrect. He was 20 years previous.

– Matt Matasci

“Fast” Eddie Clarke – October 5, 1950 – January 10, 2018

Together with Lemmy and Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor, “Fast” Eddie Clarke was part of the basic period of Motörhead. He was the final surviving member after Lemmy and Taylor died in 2015 and handed away on the age of 67 years previous this January.

– Matt Matasci

Roy Clark –  April 15, 1933 – November 15, 2018

Roy Clark, the nation music legend, and co-host of the longest-operating syndicated present ‘Hee Haw’ died on the age of 85 on November 15th from problems from pneumonia. Throughout his profession, Clark gained a number of awards, together with a Grammy, and was a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

– Caitlin

File Photograph: Mehreen Rizvi

Kyle Pavone – 1990 – August 25, 2018

Kyle Pavone is one other younger musician who died too quickly on the age of 28. The singer of metalcore band We Got here As Romans, he was within the band from 2008 up till his tragic demise from an unintentional overdose. He added clear vocals to the band’s dynamic sing-scream sound and was featured on each album the band launched.

– Matt Matasci

File Photograph: Mauricio Alvarado

Jill Janus – September 2, 1975 – August 14, 2018

Jill Janus was the lead singer of metallic band Huntress and a refreshing feminine face in what has sometimes been a male-dominated style. She had confronted struggles with psychological sickness all through her life, one thing that could possibly be discerned from a few of the music she launched with Huntress. Sadly she couldn’t overcome her demons and died on the age of 43 from suicide.

– Matt Matasci

Richard Swift – March 16, 1977 – July three, 2018

A legend within the Northwest indie scene, Richard Swift turned recognized for his lo-fi recording fashion and manufacturing. Because the founding father of the Nationwide Freedom recording studio, Swift produced acts comparable to Damien Jurado, The Mynabirds and Foxygen. Swift handed away from well being problems on the age of 41.

– Aaron Grech

Joe Jackson – July 26, 1928 – June 27, 2018

Whereas he might have generated some controversy for the best way he dealt with his youngsters, lots of whom turned main pop stars following their success with the Jackson 5, there’s no denying the person’s contributions to the world of music. The patriarch of the Jacksons, Joe left a legacy that’s exhausting to prime. He was 89.

– Matt Matasci

Mark E. Smith – March 5, 1957 – January 24, 2018

The Fall might not go down as probably the most well-known of the publish-punk bands of the ’80s and ’90s, however they’re definitely among the many most influential. Mark E. Smith introduced his distinctive type to every of the band’s voluminous discography, holding regular by means of lineup change after lineup change.

– Francisco Martinez

Pete Shelley – April 17, 1955 – December 6, 2018

Pop punk in all probability would have turn into a factor with out Pete Shelley, however it’s arduous to think about the success of the Inexperienced Days and Rancids of the world with out. His band The Buzzcocks produced a number of the most iconic songs of the ’70s punk period, similar to “What Do I Get” and the ubiquitously-coated “Ever Fall In Love With (Someone You Shouldn’t’ve).” He died from a coronary heart assault on the age of 63, abandoning a wealthy legacy of buzzing punk requirements.

– Matt Matasci

File Photograph: Marisa Rose Ficara

Scott Hutchison – November 20, 1981 – Might 10, 2018

On Might 11th, 2018, Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchinson was confirmed lifeless by Scottish police. The invention of his physique adopted a disappearance and a collection of cryptic tweets. Upon thorough investigation, the reason for dying was dominated to be a suicide. The singer of the indie-people stalwarts was referred to as a sort, caring, and compassionate particular person. Hutchinson was all the time open together with his struggles with psychological well being. Not solely did he reveal himself in his lyrics, however he typically sought out to unfold public consciousness of this debilitating battle. Hutchinson’s is definitely tragic and finally symbolizes a battle that’s all too widespread. Anybody of us could possibly be struggling proper now. It is very important attain out for assist should you really want it.

– Griffin Boyle

File Photograph: Mehreen Rizvi

Avicii – September eight, 1989 – April 20, 2018

On April 20th, 2018, digital music producer Avicii was discovered lifeless in Muscat, Oman. The reason for dying was later revealed as a suicide. To those that knew him personally, Tim Bergling was a delicate and caring individual with existential woes. The general public might not have been capable of detect a few of his struggles with psychological well being on account of his vibrant sounding dance music, however Avicii’s definitely had his struggles. In 2016, he needed to retire from touring because of extreme consuming.  Sadly, two years later Tim Bergling has been pronounced lifeless. This can be a valuable reminder to verify in with these you’re keen on. You by no means know somebody’s story. Even when issues appear to be they’re going nicely, they only as simply could possibly be struggling. In case you ever really feel like you’re alone, be happy to name the Nationwide Suicide Hotline quantity at 1-800-273-8255.

 – Griffin Boyle

Brendon Whitney – April 5, 1976 – March 30, 2018

One of many extra tragic deaths of 2018 needed to be the lack of Brendon Whitney, aka Alias, a founding father of Anticon Collective. The underground hip-hop impresario left a serious impression on the scene, whereas Anticon continued to create a few of the most boundary-pushing music in digital and rap music. He died from a coronary heart assault on the age of 44, abandoning a spouse and young children.

– Matt Matasci

Caleb Scofield on left

Caleb Scofield –  October 6, 1978 – March 28, 2018

At 39, Caleb Scofield, greatest recognized for being the bassist and vocalist of Cave In, was taken too quickly in a freakish single-automotive accident. The help proven within the type of fundraising cash for his household by his former bands and the metallic group as entire exhibits how many individuals have been impacted and can miss Scofield.

– Erin Winans

Mac Miller – January 19, 1992 – September 7, 2018

Born Malcolm James McCormick, Mac Miller was an American rapper, singer and producer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His 2018 album Swimming, was posthumously nominated for Greatest Rap Album on the upcoming Grammys. Miller tragically handed away from a drug overdose on the age of 26 in his Studio Metropolis, CA house.

– Aaron Grech

Dolores O’Riordan – September 6, 1971 – January 15, 2018

Dolores O’Riordan’s Irish howl is instantly acknowledged together with one of many 90’s most iconic bands, The Cranberries. Her signature sound and anarchic fashion drove the band to the forefront of the alt-rock period. Her trademark vocals could be heard on the bands most properly-recognized songs together with “Linger”, “Zombie”, and “Salvation”.

– Brian Furman

File Photograph: Sharon Alagna

Vinnie Paul – March 11, 1964 – June 22, 2018

In June of 2018, the metallic group misplaced a real legend, Vincent Paul Abbott (aka Vinnie Paul). Though he has left this world, his self-taught expertise and impression will reside on. He can now relaxation in peace together with his brother with whom he co-based Pantera.

– Erin Winans

Aretha Franklin – March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018

Dubbed “The Queen of Soul,” Franklin’s profession launched a slew of soul hits trhoughout the late 60s and early 70s. Her hits embrace classics corresponding to “Respect,” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.” Franklin handed away on the age of 76 from a Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor.

– Aaron Grech

Featured Picture Photograph Credit score: Mauricio Alvarado




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