Obituaries

Obituaries

Pete Shelley's Solo Career is Worth Shouting About as Much as The Buzzcocks

From club banger "Homosapien" to the doomy and disco-y “I Surrender”, his 80s electro output is long overdue a revaluation.
Jeremy Allen
12.11.18
In Memoriam

Aretha Franklin, an Unparalleled Singer and American Icon, Dies at 76

The Queen of Soul, whose career spanned six decades, died on Thursday morning.
Alex Robert Ross
8.16.18
Noisey News

Richard Swift, Indie Polymath, Dead at 41

The indie artist and multi-instrumentalist had recently been hospitalized.
Alex Robert Ross
7.3.18
In Memoriam

Avicii Will Live Forever As An EDM Legend

The Swedish DJ and producer, who died at the age of 28, struggled in the spotlight, but his influence on EDM and its culture is permanent.
Larry Fitzmaurice
4.23.18
In Memoriam

10 Thoughts on Holger Czukay, the Cosmic Dad Jokester of Krautrock, Who Is Dead Now

The 79-year-old co-founded the legendary German art-rock group Can, who produced some of the most influential music of the 70s and 80s.
Brandon Soderberg
9.6.17
In Memoriam

Here's to Gregg Allman, Southern Rock Superhero

Despite a long battle with substance abuse, the blues rock legend helped invent a new form of rock 'n' roll that would change the shape of music forever.
Drew Millard
5.30.17
Noisey News

Leon Russell Has Died at the Age of 74

The rock ’n’ roll legend died in his sleep in Nashville.
Noisey Staff
11.14.16
Features

Philip Seymour Hoffman: The Lester Bangs Who Inspired Us All

A tragic end to the life of one of the greatest actors of our generation.
Eric Sundermann
2.3.14
Reviews

Lou Reed: No Epitaphs

Heaven didn’t just get another angel and heaven’s band didn’t just get another member because heaven isn’t real and Lou Reed was no angel and even if heaven was real and God was willing to overlook Lou Reed’s various and sundry transgressions, there’s no
Zachary Lipez
10.28.13