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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicRock and Pop · 9 years ago

male rock artists that died 2010?

i know he play with like a chello or something. and he was a big guy,

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  • 9 years ago
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    .In 2010, the music world lost many who had a great impact on the development and history of rock 'n' roll. From important British and progressive artists of the 60s to those who helped shape the punk movement of the 70s, these individuals left an indelible mark on today's music scene. As the year draws to a close, it is worth pausing to remember ten of these legendary musicians, producers and promoters who died in 2010 but will be remembered for decades to come.

    1. Alex Chilton

    A songwriter, singer, producer and guitarist, Alex Chilton was a musician whose work would inspire many who followed him on the indie rock scene. He would enjoy early success in the 1960s as the lead singer of the Box Tops, earning a number one single at the age of 16 for the song "The Letter." In the 70s he would pursue a solo career and co-found the power-pop band Big Star. He produced tracks for the punk-rockabilly group the Cramps which would appear on their albums Gravest Hits and Songs the Lord Taught Us. Although his later work would not earn him as much chart success, his music inspired many alternative rock artists such as R.E.M. and The Replacements. Chilton died on March 17, 2010 at age 59 of a heart attack.

    2. Malcolm McLaren

    Malcolm McLaren was one of the most important, central figures of the punk movement of the 1970s. As manager to first the New York Dolls and then the Sex Pistols, as well as with his London clothing store SEX, he helped promote and make the punk image an international sensation. He also was involved with the management and careers of Adam and the Ants, Bow Wow Wow, and Jimmy the Hoover. Later, he would help popularize the hip hop genre in the United Kingdom, and his skills as a promoter - both of himself and of others - are legendary. McClaren died April 8, 2010 at age 64 from mesothelioma.

    3. Peter Christopherson

    The multi-talented Peter Christopherson was a musician, director and designer, responsible for both groundbreaking audio and visual work throughout his career. Working first as a commercial artist, he was part of the

    legendary design group Hipgnosis which created many memorable album covers from the 1970s such as those for Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here and Animals. As a musician, he was a founding member of Throbbing Gristle, the band credited for creating the industrial music genre. He would continue work in the electronic music scene with acts such as Coil, Psychic TV and Soisong. He directed music videos for many acts including Marc Almond, Bad Company, Filter, Ministry, Nik Kershaw, Rage Against the Machine, and Robert Plant. Christopherson died at age 55 in his sleep on November 25, 2010.

    4. Doug Fieger

    Doug Fieger was the lead singer of The Knack and co-author of their most famous song, "My Sharona" - which was also the biggest song of 1979 in the United States. The Knack was known for their catchy, power-pop sound and "My Sharona" propelled them to the front of the new wave scene at the time. After battling cancer for several years, Fieger passed on February 14, 2010 at age 57 of complications from the disease.

    5. Ari Up

    Ari Up, born Ariana Daniele Forster, was only fourteen when she formed what would become the legendary punk band The Slits. With her wild stage outfits and crazy hair styles, she was a charismatic, fierce front-woman, touring with The Clash and blending punk with reggae and dancehall sound. The band's music helped define punk just as much as she helped redefine the role of women in rock music. Ari Up died on October 20, 2010 at age 48 from cancer.

    6. Mike Edwards

    Cellist Mike Edwards had little interest in non-classical music until he joined Electric Light Orchestra in the early 1970s. His unique playing style and stage costumes were a major part of ELO's early years, and his contributions can be heard on classic albums including ELO II, On the Third Day, The Night The Light Went On (In Long Beach) and Eldorado. After leaving the group, he changed his name to Pramada and became a disciple of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. Edwards died at age 62 in a freak car accident on September 3, 2010, when a large hay bale impacted the vehicle he was driving.

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    Source(s): In Memoriam: Greats of the Rock Music World Who Died in 2010 Remembering the Work and Contributions of Ten Who Helped Shape Rock and Roll Nicole Pellegrini, Yahoo! Contributor Network
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  • 9 years ago

    You may be thinking of Peter Steele from the Goth Metal band Type O Negative. He was freaking HUGE. He was 6'8'' and built like a brick wall...

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    RIP Peter

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  • 9 years ago

    Ronnie James Dio..

    Phil.. the bassist of Y and T

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Paul Gray of Slipknot?

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    the rev of A7X died on the 28th of dec. 09'. and im pretty glad about that.

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