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Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of the Cranberries, dies aged 46

Death of Irish singer, whose band sold more than 40m records, is being treated as unexplained Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of the Cranberries, dies aged 46 Death of Irish singer, whose band sold more than 40m records, is being treated as unexplained Comment: An anguished 90s icon whose voice lingers on Ben Beaumont-Thomas @ben_bt First

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Motrhead guitarist 'Fast' Eddie Clarke dies

The last surviving member of the British rock bands best-known lineup died after contracting pneumonia Motrhead guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke has died at the age of 67. His death was announced on Motrheads Facebook page. According to the post, Clarke died peacefully in hospital after suffering from pneumonia. The musician, born Edward Allan Clarke in

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AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dies aged 64

Eddie Van Halen and Ozzy Osbourne among many rock icons paying tribute to Young, who developed dementia about 10 years ago The driving force behind rock band AC/DC, Malcolm Young, has died, aged 64. Young devised many of the bands best-known guitar riffs, marking out tracks such as Back in Black, Highway to Hell and

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Tom Petty: US rock musician dies aged 66

Frontman of the Heartbreakers died on Monday night in Los Angeles after he suffered a cardiac arrest Tom Petty, the rock musician whose hits included American Girl and I Wont Back Down, has died in California aged 66 after suffering cardiac arrest. Petty was reportedly rushed to the UCLA Santa Monica hospital after being found

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AI and music: will we be slaves to the algorithm?

Tech firms have developed AI that can learn how to write music. So will machines soon be composing symphonies, hit singles and bespoke soundtracks? From Elgar to Adele, and the Beatles or Pink Floyd to Kanye West, Londons Abbey Road Studios has hosted a storied list of musical stars since opening in 1931. But the man

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The summer afternoon Frank Sinatra tried to beat me up

Its 1952, a blisteringly hot day on the Hudson River, and David Mayer, a 24-year-old US Army film-maker has the misfortune to get on the wrong side of Ol Blue Eyes I was 24 in the summer of 1952, and had recently completed the US Armys Signal Corps Officer Candidate School. I was assigned to