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Strutz @ Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:43 pm

Very sad news. :(

The first concert I ever went to was in 1985... ZZ Top. The Headpins opened. I recall so much of it that it's hard to believe that was 36 years ago!

Thanks for the tunes and memories Dusty. Rock in Peace.

   



Scape @ Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:36 pm

My favorite grade 9 English teacher was a mad fan of ZZ top. Had all their albums but he said they went to shit after Eliminator and going mainstream. Bit of a snob I guess but as a young kid I didn't know the difference. In any event I was turned on to them from there.

RIP Dusty

   



DrCaleb @ Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:08 am

If anyone wants a great documentary on their history, "That Little Ol Band From Texas" is on Netflix. It's a really good look at their entire history.

   



Tricks @ Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:54 am

Joey Jordison, founding drummer of Slipknot, died this week.

   



Strutz @ Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:56 pm

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Tony Esposito made an immediate mark on the Chicago Blackhawks and a lasting impression on the NHL.

Esposito, the pioneering Hall of Famer who spent almost his entire 16-year career with the Blackhawks, died following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer, the team announced Tuesday. He was 78.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/sports/blackhawk ... -1.5542023

   



DrCaleb @ Wed Aug 11, 2021 6:18 am

R=EM

   



Zipperfish @ Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:17 am

Used to love saying his name. "Get any good hockey cards?" "TONY ES-PO-ZEEEEEEETO!"

   



xerxes @ Tue Aug 24, 2021 10:17 am

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Charlie Watts has Died


Charlie Watts, the Rolling Stones drummer who propelled the band’s sound for nearly 60 years, has died aged 80.

A statement from his London publicist, Bernard Doherty, to the PA news agency said: “It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Charlie Watts.

“He passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today surrounded by his family. Charlie was a cherished husband, father and grandfather and also, as a member of the Rolling Stones, one of the greatest drummers of his generation.”

He’s keeping perfect time in the great gig in the sky now. RIP.

   



Strutz @ Sun Aug 29, 2021 5:36 pm

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Ed Asner, the burly and prolific character actor who became a star in middle age as the gruff but lovable newsman Lou Grant, first in the hit comedy The Mary Tyler Moore Show and later in the drama Lou Grant, has died. He was 91.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/e ... -1.6157633

   



housewife @ Sun Aug 29, 2021 5:42 pm

RIP

   



Scape @ Sun Aug 29, 2021 7:15 pm

Forgot he was in the movie Up. RIP Ed

   



xerxes @ Sun Aug 29, 2021 7:54 pm

It’s sad, but he lived a full life of 91 years. A great actor and human being. He will be missed but never forgotten.

   



xerxes @ Mon Sep 06, 2021 3:53 pm

The Wire star Michael K Williams found dead

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American actor Michael K Williams, best known for starring in HBO drama series The Wire, has been found dead in his New York apartment. He was 54.

US media quote law enforcement sources as saying he died from a suspected drug overdose. This has not been officially confirmed.

Williams - who was nominated for three Emmy Awards - had openly discussed his struggles with drugs over the years.

In The Wire, he played Omar Little, a gay, streetwise robber of drug gangs.

He was also known for playing Albert "Chalky" White, a powerful gangster, in the Prohibition period TV series Boardwalk Empire.

New York Police Department spokesman John Grimpel said police went to Williams's Brooklyn apartment after receiving an emergency call at 14:00 local time on Monday (18:00 GMT).

Fellow actors and filmmakers have been paying tribute on social media.

"The depth of my love for this brother, can only be matched by the depth of my pain learning of his loss," The Wire co-star Wendell Pierce tweeted.

"A immensely talented man with the ability to give voice to the human condition portraying the lives of those whose humanity is seldom elevated until he sings their truth," Pierce added.



RIP Omar.

   



Thanos @ Mon Sep 06, 2021 3:58 pm

That's a bad one. He was a great actor who boosted everything he appeared in. RIP, Chalky. :(

   



Scape @ Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:03 pm

You Come At the King,You Best Not Miss.

Rip Omar

   



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