The pan-generational duo Suzanne Ciani and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith pay tribute to the modular synth pioneer. “Don Buchla made it possible for me to share the way I hear and connect with the world.”
The charismatic yet contradictory rapper Tupac Shakur died Sept. 13, 1996. To mark the 20th anniversary of his death, poet Kwame Alexander has this commentary.
“I saw who he was, and there was a mystery about him even then,” says Husney, who managed Prince at the very beginning of his career. The iconic musician died Thursday at 57.
One reporter outside Prince’s Paisley Park compound near Minneapolis said “even the journalists are hugging each other” after learning that Prince had died.
The singer — whose career spanned decades and included collaborations with John Lennon, Mick Jagger and Stevie Ray Vaughn — released his latest album, Blackstar, on Friday. He died Sunday of cancer.
According to a statement, the former Stone Temple Pilots frontman died in Bloomington, Minn.; other details were not revealed, citing his family’s desire for privacy.
The death of the highly respected hip-hop figure prompted an outpouring of tribute and personal stories from his community this weekend.
The American jazz saxophonist and composer who liberated jazz from conventional harmony, tonality, structure and expectation, died Thursday of cardiac arrest in Manhattan at age 85.
The great bluesman was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and toured relentlessly his whole life, wringing peerless emotion out of every note he played.
The British singer, who won American hearts for his performance at Woodstock, died of lung cancer.
Drummer Tommy Ramone died at the age of 65 on Friday. He was the last original member of the punk band that gave him his name. Their music was influential, but ahead of its time.
The legendary singer rose to prominence with such hits as “Lookin’ For A Love” and “It’s All Over Now.”
The Chicago-based dance music producer was one of the leading lights of the footwork scene, which features frantic beats and hyper-energetic dancing.
The pioneering house DJ Frankie Knuckles, who died Monday at 59, made deep, complex music that packed dance floors for nearly four decades.
The mastermind behind metal’s most cartoonishly grotesque band brought a sense of levity to the genre when it was in danger of being overwhelmed by negativity and self-importance.
Asheton was a founding member of the Michigan-based band, led by Iggy Pop, that helped to write the rules of punk almost a decade before the genre became a threat to households everywhere.
Folk musician Pete Seeger died Monday at the age of 94. Seeger was celebrated not only for his music with the Weavers and as a solo artist, but also for his relentless social activism. Audie Cornish speaks with his goddaughter, guitarist and songwriter Toshi Reagon.
Pete Seeger was an activist for many causes, but among them was a passionate belief in the importance and value of public singing.
A tireless campaigner for his own vision of a utopia marked by peace and togetherness, Pete Seeger’s tools were his songs, his voice, his enthusiasm and his musical instruments.