RIP – Rock In Perpetuity

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

Mojo Nixon, Roots-Rocker Known For Novelty Songs, Dies on Outlaw Country Cruise

The Sirius XM host and performer of the novelty songs as “Elvis is Everywhere” and “Don Henley Must Die,” died one day after his performance

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Tributes For Country Music Star, Toby Keith, Dead at 62

The acclaimed singer-songwriter and musician had revealed in 2022 that he was battling stomach cancer

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Wayne Kramer, MC5 Guitarist, Dead at 75

The Detroit band’s influence expanded after it broke up, kick-starting the nascent punk scene.

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Melanie, Who Helped Define a Generation at Woodstock, Dies

Born Melanie Safka in Queens, NY, at 22 years-old and essentially an unknown, she performed a star-making set at the 1969 festival

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Mary Weiss, Lead Singer of Girl Group Greats the Shangri-Las, Dies at 75

Along with the late Ronnie Spector, Weiss was the voice and face of the ’60s girl groups.

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Larry Collins, Rockabilly Guitarist (Collins Kids), Dies at 79

Collins, with his sister Lorrie, appeared alongside country stars such as Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline.

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David Soul, ‘Starsky & Hutch’ Actor, Singer, Dies at 80

After finding success as a detective on the ’70s TV smash, he hit the top of the charts with his single ‘Don’t Give Up on Us.’

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Tom Smothers, of Folk-Comedy Duo the Smothers Brothers, Dies

The comedy-musical duo’s popular variety show was a great showcase for rock acts. But many of the sketches proved too controversial for the CBS sensors

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Dixie Chicks Founding Member Dies In Head-On Car Crash

Laura Lynch was the founding upright bass player for the country music band, but left just prior to their significant success

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Essra Mohawk, Singer-Songwriter With Ties to Zappa, Garcia, Lauper, Tina and ‘Schoolhouse Rock,’ Dies

Although she never made the Billboard charts, she was highly respected and consistently prolific for more than 50 years.

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