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You may have already heard how Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe was arrested in Prague for the 2010 death of a concertgoer. The internet (particularly the Metal Memes subreddit) reacted in characteristically swift and tasteless fashion. If it isn't too soon, it's probably not on the internet.

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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."

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Eduard Khil, or "Mr. Trololo" as he was known to millions on the internet, died today of complications following a stroke. He was 77.

Khil enjoyed popularity as a singer in Soviet Russia during the '60s and '70s before stepping down from the public stage in the early '90s. Then, in 2010, Khil achieved the dubious honor of Internet fame after a video of a 1976 televised performance went viral.

Khin replaced the lyrics of the song, titled "I Am Glad, 'Cause I'm Finally Returning Back Home," with alternating "lololols" and "lalalalas" because he was afraid the Soviet government would censor the original lyrics. Which proves that in Soviet Russia, memes make you.

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This is supposedly meant to teach kids about death, but it'll leave them with more questions than answers.

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It's always a bad idea when a metal band messes with Prague rock. Yesterday, Czech authorities arrested Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe and charged him with manslaughter shortly before the band's scheduled show at the Prague Hard Rock Cafe.

The charges refer to an incident from a 2010 show at the Club Aberton in Prague, when a fan bum-rushed the stage and sustained injuries to his head after a fight with Blythe. Who started the fight? Was the fan just trying to give Blythe a hug? Has Blythe entered into an unholy covenant with Satan contingent on sacrificing a fan every two years? Details are still forthcoming.

[NME]

Update: The band's publicist is saying that the fan in question tried to rush the stage twice before security pulled him back. The third time, Blythe pushed him back into the audience, where he hit his head (thanks, Darkst!)

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This posting of Bob Dylan's death was a HOAX
The legendary singer-songwriter was found dead yesterday outside his hotel room in Oaxaca, Mexico. He was 71.
So Is Bob Dylan Dead? NO, this was a hoax. He was alive when this was made, and he has won a Noble prize for literature since then, so nope, not dead.

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Levon Helm, drummer and backing singer for '70s rock band The Band, passed away earlier today. Originally the backing group for Bob Dylan and other musicians, The Band (as they started calling themselves) began releasing their own material and produced such classics as "The Weight" and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down." Their 1976 farewell concert served as the basis for Martin Scorsese's concert documentary The Last Waltz, and it (as well as the live album of the same name) is a goddamn classic. Look it up now if you haven't already.

(And on the same day Greg Ham of Men at Work died, too. Sad day!)

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To be fair, we never talked about her while she was alive because you never know what you've got until it's gone. #bigyellowtaxi #jonimitchell #notcountingcrows