RIP – Rock In Perpetuity

Mourning the loss of classic rock stars, other musical greats and related figures

Nokie Edwards, Ventures Lead Guitarist, Dies at 82

The lead guitarist for the most successful instrumental rock band of all time inspired countless would-be players to pick up the instrument.

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Craig MacGregor, Foghat Bassist, Dies at 68

A core member of the blues-rock band during the late ’70s/early ’80s, and then on and off again until the present decade, succumbed to cancer.

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Pat Torpey, Founding Member of Mr. Big, Dies

The drummer helped the band earn a worldwide #1 smash with “To Be With You” in 1992. He had suffered from Parkinson’s disease

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Dennis Edwards, Temptations Lead Vocalist, Dies

Though not one of the original “Classic 5,” he joined the popular Motown singing group in 1968 and sang lead on such hits as “I Can’t Get Next to You”

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Hugh Masekela, Jazz Trumpet Great, Dead at 78

The “Father of South African jazz” appeared at the Monterey Pop Festival and recorded with the Byrds, in addition to recording more than 50 albums.

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Jim Rodford, of Argent, Kinks, Zombies Fame, Dies

The bass player for numerous classic rock bands performed with the Zombies this month during their continued 50th anniversary celebration

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Edwin Hawkins, ‘Oh Happy Day’ Gospel Star, Dead

The man behind one of the most popular gospel crossover hits has passed away. In addition to their big hit, his group also backed Melanie on a 1970 smash.

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Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan Dies at 46

Shocking news as word arrives that the Irish band’s lead vocalist and front woman died suddenly while recording in London

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Glenn Frey Tributes From Fellow Musicians

Social media was abuzz from fans and fellow musicians when they news broke Monday about the passing of #GlennFrey

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Motörhead Guitarist ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke Dies

The last surviving member of the band’s classic, early lineup has succumbed to pneumonia at age 67. The trio’s Lemmy Kilmister and Phil Taylor both died in 2015

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