Thursday – April 21, 2016, Prince passed away at his Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The last known photos of Prince alive were these two photos.
Brad Nowell played his last show with his band Sublime on May 24, 1996 at the Phoenix Theatre in Petaluma, California. Sublime had just kicked off a quick five day tour a month before the release of their self-titled major label album debut “Sublime”.
David Bowie surprisingly passed away today January 10, 2016. His new secretive album ★ “Blackstar” was just released 2 days earlier on Bowie’s 69th Birthday January 8th. The very first lyrics heard are on the song are: “Look up here, I’m in heaven I’ve got scars that can’t be seen”
On December 28, 2015, just four days after his 70th birthday Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead died in his two-room apartment two blocks away from his favorite Sunset Strip hangout, the Rainbow Bar and Grill.
Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts were to perform tonight at the Medina Entertainment Center in Medina, Minnesota. Sadly, Weiland was found dead on the bus around 9:00 PM shortly before the band was to perform.
Cliff Burton bass guitarist for Metallica, was tragically was killed in a bus accident in Sweden on September 27, 1986, as Metallica was touring in support of the “Master of Puppets” album. Here’s a photo of Burton from his last photo session with Metallica in September of 1986.
Layne Staley’s decomposed body was found by his mother and stepfather on April 20, 2002. It was estimated that he passed away approximately two weeks earlier on April 5, 2002. The funeral of Layne Staley was held eight days after his body was found on April 28, 2002 at the Kiana Lodge in Poulsbo, Washington.
Guitar great Randy Rhoads played his last show with Ozzy Osbourne on March 18, 1982 at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum in Knoxville, Tennessee. Here is a photo and ticket from the show.
Most people want to meet and take pictures with musicians but musicians want to meet and take pictures with the “Greatest Of All-Time” Muhammad Ali. Check out some of these awesome pictures of Ali with rock stars and musicians.
Ian Curtis, lead singer of Joy Division committed suicide in his parents house on 18th May 1980. The address is 77 Barton Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire East SK11 6RQ, UK. Joy Division was supposed to arrive in New York the next day on May 19, 1980 to start it’s first U.S. Tour which was obviously cancelled after his death