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Paul Gilbert of The Jerks R.I.P.

I'm very sad to report that on March 21st 2012 that Paul Gilbert guitartist with the wonderful 1977 punk band The Jerks has passed away aged 51 after suffering from haemochromatosis. Paul was a founder member, main songwriter who wrote their wonderful 'Get Your Woofing Dog Off Me'. He also provided the sleeve notes to […]

Poly Styrene dies aged 53

London-born former punk star Poly Styrene - who fronted X-Ray Spex - has died after a battle with cancer. The singer, whose real name was Marianne Elliot Said, released a new album, Generation Indigo, only last month. Styrene - who notably appeared on TV and in publicity shots with braces on her teeth - scored […]

Ari-Up dies aged 48

Ari Up, frontwoman for pioneering British punk band the Slits, died Wednesday, according to Sex Pistols' John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten), who wrote of the news on his website. The singer, born Arianna Forster, had long battled a "serious illness," according to Lydon. She was 48. Lydon, who is married to Forster's mother, wrote: "John […]

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