R.I.P. Greg Ham of Men at Work

Favorite
- -

Australian musician and songwriter Greg Ham passed away in Melbourne on Thursday. He was best known for playing saxophone, flute, organ, piano and the synthesizer with the 1980s band Men at Work. You can hear his flute riff in the band's 1982 single "Down Under."

R.I.P. Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys

Favorite
- -

Beastie Boys MC Adam Yauch, a.k.a. MCA, has died. He was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2009 and had been undergoing treatment.

In addition to his work in the seminal, influential, absurdly successful, and undeniably excellent hip-hop group, he also ran his own film production company and co-founded a fund to support Tibetan independence. The Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month.

R.I.P. Davy Jones of the Monkees

Favorite
- -

The lead singer of '60s band The Monkees died of a heart attack in Florida this afternoon. He was 66.

Donna Summer Is Deader Than Disco

Favorite
- -

Oh god, is it too soon for "disco is dead" jokes? We on the internet don't have a filter for that kind of thing. Regardless, the 5-time Grammy winner and Queen of Disco, Donna Summer, passed away this morning at the age of 63 following a battle with cancer. She was known for such hits as "Last Dance", "Hot Stuff", "She Works Hard for the Money," and "I Feel Love."

Robin Gibbs of the Bee Gees Is Reunited With Disco at Last

Favorite
- -

Gibbs died today at the age of 62 after a battle with cancer. With the death of Donna Summer just a few days ago, this is officially the worst week for disco ever.