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North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il Dies at Age 69 [VIDEO]
Kim Jong Il, the eccentric leader of North Korea since 1994, has died at the age of 69.
North Korea’s state-run KCNA news agency reported that after “great mental and physical strain,” he passed away of a heart attack at 8:30 a.m. Saturday while on a train …
Dick Sims, Longtime Eric Clapton Keyboardist, Dead at Age 60
Keyboardist Dick Sims backed up two of the greatest classic rockers of all times, and a dozen others that were pretty dang good in his 60 years. The keyboardist died on Thursday, after a battle with cancer, prompting Eric Clapton to dedicate his Saturday show to his one time bandmate.
Jimmy Page Sings Praises of Dead Blues Legend Hubert Sumlin
He was never exactly a household name, but Hubert Sumlin was one of the most influential guitarists of the rock era — and his death on Sunday (Nov. 4) has prompted a flurry of tributes from some of the many fans and musicians who were moved by Sumlin’s work.
Such was Sumlin’s legacy that his playing …
Former Jimi Hendrix Collaborator Jimmy Norman Dies
Rhythm-and-blues singer Jimmy Norman — who worked with Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley early in their careers and was a battle over songwriting credit for ‘Time Is on My Side,’ which the Rolling Stones turned into a Top 10 hit in 1964 — died earlier this month in New Yo…
Stuntman Killed on the Set of ‘The Expendables 2′
Tragedy struck Thursday on the set of Sylvester Stallone’s film ‘The Expendables 2′ when one stuntman was killed and another was seriously wounded.
The accident happened during a stunt involving a bomb explosion in an inflatable boat at the Ognyanovo dam, about 15 miles ou…
Bob Dylan Photographer Barry Feinstein Dead at 80
One of the more important behind-the-scenes men of rock ‘n’ roll died Thursday morning. Barry Feinstein, a photographer best known for iconic album covers, passed away at the age of 80 in northern New York. The Associated Press reports that he had been hospitalized with an infe…
Is Muammar Gadhafi Dead? [GRAPHIC PHOTO]
According to media outlets, Libyan officials are announcing the death of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi by wounds suffered when an eight-month-old revolution effort overran his hometown of Sirte.
Former Weezer Bassist Mikey Welsh Dies at 40
Mikey Welsh, who played bass with the band Weezer from 1998 to 2001 before going on to a career as an artist, was found dead in the Chicago Raffaello Hotel on Saturday.
Hotel staff discovered the 40-year-old’s body in his room at 2:50 p.m. when he failed to complete check-out procedur…
Jani Lane, Former Lead Singer for Warrant, Dead at 47
Jani Lane, who once fronted the 1980s rock band Warrant and wrote its biggest hit, ‘Cherry Pie,’ was found dead at a hotel in Woodland Hills, California on Thursday night.
No cause of death is known at this time, but Lane had a history of alcohol problems. He was arrested for DUI in 2009 and 2010 — t…

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