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Nelson Mandela Dies – Rockers React

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Hamish Blair, Getty Images

Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95. Mandela, who was South Africa’s first black president, was a symbol against racial oppression over the past few decades, and has been championed by various rock stars since the '80s.

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Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Bumblefoot’s Father Dies

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Guns N' Roses have announced that Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal's father has died. The guitarist confirmed on Twitter that his dad had been suffering from Alzheimer's.

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Cream Collaborator Martin Sharp Dies at 71

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Atco Records / YouTube

Martin Sharp, who collaborated with Cream in the '60s, has died of emphysema. He was 71.

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Dick Dodd, Singer and Drummer of the Standells, Dies At 68

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Facebook / Dick Dodd

Lead singer and drummer for the '60s garage rockers the Standells, has passed away. He was 68 years old.

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Apple Records Composer John Tavener Dies

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Gareth Davies, Getty Images

John Tavener, a British composer who recorded for the Beatles' Apple Records, has died. The popular classical musician was 69.

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Searchers Drummer Billy Adamson Dies

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Billy Adamson, a prolific session drummer whose career highlights included a nearly 30-year stint with the Searchers, has passed away.

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Horrific Murder-Suicide Leaves Four Rock Musicians Dead

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A tragic story from outside the classic-rock realm has shocked the entire music world today. Four musicians -- including two members of a rock band named the Yellow Dogs -- are dead after a horrific murder-suicide that took place early this morning in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Drummer Lee Crystal Dies

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Lee Crystal, who played drums for Joan Jett & the Blackhearts during their most commercially successful period in the '80s, has died. He passed away from complications from multiple sclerosis, which he was diagnosed with in 1993.

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Session Pianist Mike O’Neill Dies at 75

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K & K Ulf Kruger OHG, Getty Images

Mike O'Neill -- a session piano player who performed with the Beatles, Deep Purple and Jimi Hendrix -- has died of cancer at the age of 75.

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Beatles, Led Zeppelin Influence Bobby Parker Dead at 76

Bobby Parker
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Blues rock guitarist Bobby Parker, whose iconic 'Watch Your Step' riff directly influenced classic songs by the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and many other famous artists, has died at the age of 76.

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