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  • Rockstar Death Notices - July 2018

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    Woody Davis of Madison's The Faith Hills Have Eyes

    Woody Davis of Madison's The Faith Hills Have Eyes

    Josh Martin - D. 5-30-2018 - 45 - escalator accident - grindcore guitarist for Anal Cunt, Failure Clinic - reportedly was “clowning around and riding the rail of the escalator”.

    Erica Eide - D. 5-31-2018 - 53 - Madison - member of the Handphibians - joined in death with her x-husband and Madison bartender Jeff “Shitty” Smith.

    Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater (Edward Harrington) - D. 6-1-2018 - 83 - congestive heart failure - a Mississippi-born Chicago bluesman - played guitar left-handed and upside down - performed worldwide and recorded 17 albums - inducted into Blues Hall of Fame in 2016.

    Jalal Nuriddin - D. 6-4-2018 - member of the Last Poets - a.k.a. “The Grandfather of Rap”.

    Teddy Johnson - D. 6-6-2018 - from English husband-and-wife team Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson, popular during the 1950s and early 1960s.

    Ralph Santolla - D. 6-6-2018 - 53 - heart attack/coma played guitar for Death, Deicide, Obituary, Iced Earth, Memorain, Toxiqu, Jon Oliva’s Pain.

    Stefan Weber - D. 6-7-2018 - founder of Austrian hardrock/punk band Drahdiwaberl.

    Danny Kirwan - D. 6-8-2018 - guitar player for the early Fleetwood Mac.

    Woody Davis (Ryan Wood Davis) - D. 6-10-2018 - 28 - heart failure - bassist for Madison band The Faith Hills Have Eyes.

    Philip John “Jon” Hiseman  - D. 6-12-2018 - English drummer, recording engineer, record producer and music publisher - played with Colosseum, a pioneering English progressive jazz-rock band, mixing blues, rock and jazz-based improvisation.

    DJ Fontana - D. 6-13-2018 - 87 - passed in sleep at home Nashville - drummer for Elvis Presley - also played with Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Charley Pride, Jerry Lee Lewis, Waylon Jennings, Dolly Parton and Roy Orbison.

    Nick Knox - D. 6-15-2018 - drummer with punk legends The Cramps and other Cleveland bands.

    Matt “Guitar” Murphy - D. 6-15-2018 - blues guitarist - was a member of the Blues Brothers.

    XXXTentacion (Jahseh Onfroy) - D. 6-19-2018 - 20 - shot dead in Florida - controversial rapper who quickly rose to fame with two consecutive hit albums.

    Glenn Snoddy - D. 6-21-2018 - 96 - accidental inventor of the Fuzz Tone - most famous for Keith Richard’s fuzz tone on the Rolling Stones’ hit “Satisfaction” - recording engineer.

    Vinnie Paul - D. 6-22-2018 - 54 - heart attack - Drummer and founding member of Pantera and Damageplan with brother Dimebag Darrel, later played with Hellyeah.