Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie Daniels dies at 83...
Daniels' death was confirmed by his publicist, Don Murry Grubbs. He is survived by his wife, Hazel, and son Charlie Daniels Jr.
By the time the Charlie Daniels Band topped the charts with “Devil” in 1979, the instrumentalist, singer and songwriter had long established a remarkable, multifaceted career in Music City. As a session musician, he played on three of Bob Dylan’s albums – including the revolutionary “Nashville Skyline”– as well as recordings for Ringo Starr and Leonard Cohen.
Bonnie Pointer of the Pointer Sisters Dead at 69...
Bonnie Pointer, one of the two founding members of the Pointer Sisters, died Monday morning at age 69. The cause of death was not announced. In a statement, her older sister Anita said, “Bonnie was my best friend and we talked every day. We never had a fight in our life. I already miss her and I will see her again one day.” * To see full, original post, please follow the link.
Former UFO guitarist Paul Chapman dead at 66...
Former UFO, Lone Star and Waysted guitarist Paul 'Tonka' Chapman has died at the age of 66. The news was confirmed by his family on the musician’s Facebook page, saying that he passed away yesterday afternoon on what was his birthday.
The message reads: “It is with a heavy heart writing this, today is my dad's 66th birthday. He passed away earlier this afternoon.
“He was a brilliant, energetic, loving and most carefree person and the first man I ever loved. Everyone he came in contact with loved him – no adored him.
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Steve Priest dead: The Sweet founder dies aged 72, band confirms...
Steve Priest was a bass player and founding member of British glam rock band The Sweet who rose to fame in the 1970s. Steve Priest, the bassist of glam rock band The Sweet, has died at the age of 72.
He was a founding member of the group who rose to worldwide fame in the 1970s, with hits including Block Buster and The Ballroom Blitz.T Thenews was announced on The Sweet's official Facebook page.
Kiss, Meat Loaf and W.A.S.P. Guitarist Bob Kulick dead at 70 By Fraser Lewry
The news was confirmed in an Instagram post by his younger brother and fellow guitarist Bruce, who wrote, "I am heartbroken to have to share the news of the passing of my brother Bob Kulick. His love of music, and his talent as a musician and producer should always be celebrated. "I know he is at peace now, with my parents playing his guitar as loud as possible. Please respect the Kulick Family’s privacy during this sad time." Kulick first auditioned for Kiss in 1972 and lost out to Ace Frehley, but his association with the band didn't end there, and he later added guitar parts to Alive II, Unmasked , Killers and Creatures of the Night.
Other credits included Lou Reed's Coney Island Baby, Meat Loaf's Bad Attitude, W.A.S.P.'s The Crimson Idol and Still Not Black Enough, and Michael Bolton's self-titled third album. Kulick was also a member of cult AOR act Balance – who had a minor hit with Breaking Away in 1981 – and had a longstanding professional relationship with Diana Ross.
Guitarist Gus G. paid tribute, tweeting "R.I.P. Bob Kulick. I had the pleasure of working with him on a Randy Rhoads tribute album a few years back. My condolences to his family and loved ones." Singer Jeff Scott Soto tweeted, "Ugh, another peer, colleague & someone I considered friend has passed. I worked with Bob Kulick on many recordings through the years, most notably the many tribute albums he produced." Sons Of Apollo keyboardist Derek Sherinian wrote, "I am very sad to hear about the passing of Bob Kulick. I played on several tribute records in the 90s that Bob produced. My condolences to his family and especially Bruce. R.I.P."
In 2017 Kulick told Sleaze Roxx, "There are three things I would say, as a guitar player, that you need. The first thing is patience. Patience to learn, patience to move from where you are now and maybe moving to a band and career. *See original posting by following the link. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.loudersound.com/amp/news/former-kiss-guitarist-bob-kulick-dead-at-70