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Died On This Date (March 8, 2011) Shagy Kennedy / Guitarist For Everything Went Black

Posted by themusicsover on March 8, 2011

Brian “Shagy” Kennedy
DOB Unknown – March 8, 2011

Photo by Anthony Tripoi

Member of the 27 Club

Shagy Kennedy was a St. Louis, Missouri guitarist who, most recently played in local hardcore band, Everything Went Black.  Prior to joining the group in 2009, Kennedy played in A Thousand Nations and She Notes The Chariots.  In October of 2008, he was diagnosed with Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma and ultimately died from the rare form of cancer on March 8, 2011.  He was just 27.



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Died On This Date (February 17, 2011) Phil Vane / Singer For Extreme Noise Terror; Napalm Death

Posted by themusicsover on February 17, 2011

Phil Vane
DOB Unknown – February 17, 2011

Phil Vane is best remembered as the two-time vocalist for pioneering UK grindcore band, Extreme Noise Terror.  Formed with Vane in 1985, the band is credited for being the founding fathers of the grindcore sub-genre, crustgrind.  Although now common, ENT were one of the earliest such bands to feature dual lead singers, with Vane being one of them.    In 1987, the band was offered its first of four sessions on John Peel’s influential BBC program – a huge break for the band.  Over the next several years, ENT rose to the top of the grindcore heap thanks to the release of popular records and heavy touring around the world.  In 1996, Vane left the band to join fellow grindcore greats, Napalm Death only to make a brief return in 1997.  Phil Vane, age 46, reportedly died in his sleep on February 17, 2011.  Cause of death was not immediately released.

Thanks to Mike Woodford for the assist.




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Died On This Date (December 7, 2010) Reid English / Guitarist For Sudden Impact

Posted by themusicsover on December 7, 2010

Reid English
DOB Unknown – December 7, 2010

Reid English was a guitarist in Toronto, Canada hardcore band, Sudden Impact.  Formed in 1984, Sudden Impact built a sizable following across eastern Canada and the neighboring States below.  After taking a hiatus in 1991, the band reformed in 1995 and continued playing through recent years.  In 2007, they released No Rest For The Wicked.  Reid English was 46 when he passed away on December 7, 2010.  Cause of death was not immediately released.

Thanks to Mike Woodford for the assist.



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Died On This Date (October 1, 2010) Mark Sheehan / Lead Singer For Hardcore Band, Out Cold

Posted by themusicsover on October 1, 2010

Mark Sheehan
June 15, 1969 – October 1, 2010

Mark Sheehan was the original bassist and eventual lead singer for Boston area hardcore band, Out Cold.  Formed in 1989,  the band built a sizable regional fan base while releasing numerous albums and singles.  A multi-instrumentalist and occasional producer, Sheehan also collaborated with several other artists over the years, most notably CJ Ramone and the late G.G. Allin.  Mark Sheehan was 41 when he died unexpectedly on October 1, 2010.  Cause of death was not immediately released.

Thanks to Mike Woodford for the assist.



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Died On This Date (August 28, 2000) Sean McCabe / Ink & Dagger

Posted by themusicsover on August 28, 2010

Sean Patrick McCabe
DOB Unknown – August 28, 2000

Sean McCabe was the frontman for the vampire-themed hardcore punk band, Ink & Dagger.  Hailing from Philadelphia, the group gained a bit of notoriaty during the mid ’90s, partly due to their outrageous stage antics.  On many occasions donning face paint, the band would incorporate fake blood into their shows.  Legend has it that McCabe and band once threw up all over a Christmas tree during a show.  Shortly after recording what would be the band’s last album, Sean McCabe was found dead in a hotel room, having apparently choked on his own vomit.  In 2006, the surviving members of the band sued Microsoft for using three of their songs without permission on their Amped snowboarding X-box game.  The suit was settled with an apparent pay out to the band and McCabe’s estate.



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