If you are able, please donate to Max Ink to help us navigate the Pandemic. We will see you on newstands when the Live Music scene is back in action!
  • Rockstar Death Notices - February 2020

    (503) Page Views

    Rush's Neil Peart circa 1970's

    Rush's Neil Peart circa 1970's

    Duncan Sanderson - D. 11-21-2019 - bassist for British psychedelic legends The Deviants and The Pink Fairies

    Lord Tim Hudson - D. 12-14-2019 - 79 - English DJ - manager of The Seeds and The Lollipop Shoppe.

    Jean-Pierre Massiera - D. 12-28-2019 - 78 - responsible in the 1960s and 1970s for a string of eccentric prog-rock and disco-influenced albums under one-off names including Les Maledictus Sound, Visitors, Horrific Child, and Herman’s Rocke.

    John Sinks - D. 12-29-2019 - 66 - cancer - Wisconsin - sound engineer for many musical groups including King Crimson, Dweezil Zappa, Steve Vai, Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, The Bears, the Crafties and more.

    Neil Peart - D. 1-07-2020 - glioblastoma - lyricist and Canadian HOF drummer for R&R HOF Rush.

    Pat Collins - D. 1-07-2020 - fiddle player for Irish folk rock band Mushroom.

    Edd “Kookie” Byrnes - D. 1-08-2020 - teen idol, actor and singer - star of “77 Sunset Strip”.

    5th Ward Weebie - D. 1-09-2020 - complications from heart surgery - American rapper.

    Wolfgang Dauner - D. 1-10-2020 - 84 - German jazz musician - founder of Et Cetera, The United Jazz and Rock Ensemble and played with Jon Hiseman, Barbara Thompson, Ian Carr, Volker Kriegel, Charlie Mariano and many more.

    Steve Martin Caro - D. 1-14-2020 - 71 - heart failure - singer with The Left Banke.

    Geoff Castle - D. 1-15-2020 - played for Ian Carr’s Nucleus, Neil Aardley and Graham Collier.

    Chris Darrow - D. 1-15-2020 - played with Kaleidoscope and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

    David Olney - D. 1-18-2020 - 71 - heart attack - American singer-songwriter.

    Steve Fataar - D.  1-18-2020 - 76 - co-founder of the 60s group The Flames.

    Robert Parker - D. 1-19-2020 - 89 - big hit “Barefootin” in 1965.

    Jimmy Heath - D. 1-19-2020 - 93 - American jazz saxophonist for Heath Brothers.

    Norm Amadio - D. 1-21-2020 - 91 - Pianist played with Miles Dvis, Stan Getz, Lester Young, Max Roach and many others.

    Joe Payne - D. 1-24-2020 - American bassist and guitarist for metal acts Divine Heresy and Nile.

    Sean Reinert - D. 1-24-2020 - 48 - American drummer for Cynic, Death, ├ćon Spoke.

    Wes Wilson - D. 1-24-2020 - 82 - cancer - American psychedelic poster artist for Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Bill Graham and many more.

    Bob Gullotti - D. 1-25-2020 - 71 - American jazz drummer for Surrender to the Air and music professor at Berklee College of Music.

    Bob Shane - D. 1-26-2020 - guitarist & original member of The Kingston Trio.

    Reed Mullin - D. 1-27-2020 - 53 - drummer and founding member of american metal band Corrosion of Conformity and Teenage Time Killers.

    Bob Nave - 1-28-2020 - 75 - keyboard player with The Lemon Pipers on “Green Tambourine”, and later a member of Cincinnati band the Blues Merchants.

    Toni Smith - D. 1-28-2020 - American R&B singer.

    Lucie Barbarin - D. 1-30-2020 - cancer - American jazz trombonist - played with Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

    Andy Gill - D. 2-01-2020 - 64 - pneumonia - original member and guitarist for Gang of Four.

    Peter Serkin - D. 2-01-2020 - 72 - pancreatic cancer - American classical pianist - Grammy winnter 1966.

    Harold Beane - D. 2-01-2020 - The American funk guitarist - played for greats like Isaac Hayes and Funkadelic.

    Ivan Kral - D. 2-02-2020 - 71 - filmmaker, producer, bass guitar & co-writer with The Patti Smith Groupcan.

    Kofi B - D. 2-02-2020 - heart attack - Ghanaian highlife musicians.