RIP: Luis Alberto Spinetta of Argentine rock group Almendra [News Article]

RIP: Mike Kelley, artist and founding member of Destroy All Monsters [News Article]

RIP: Don Cornelius, creator of Soul Train [News Article]

RIP: King Stitt, rap reggae pioneer [News Article]

RIP: Clare Fischer, multi-genre pianist, composer, and arranger [News Article]

RIP: Winston Riley, reggae musician and producer [News Article]

RIP: Etta James [News Article]

RIP: Johnny Otis, R&B pioneer, bandleader, and disc jockey [News Article]

RIP: Jimmy Castor, influential (and oft-sampled) funk musician [News Article]

RIP: Stefano Scodanibbio, contrabass soloist, worked with Xenakis, Nono [News Article]

RIP: Tom Ardolino, drummer for NRBQ [News Article]

RIP: Bob Weston, Fleetwood Mac guitarist [News Article]

RIP: Jennifer "Miro" Anderson of San Francisco punk band The Nuns [News Article]

RIP: Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt, Iron Butterfly guitarist and Captain Beyond founder [News Article]

RIP: Richard Lainhart, electronic composer [News Article]

RIP: Jim "Motorhead" Sherwood of Mothers of Invention [News Article]

RIP: Sam Rivers, jazz musician and composer [News Article]

RIP: David Ypres of doom metal group Woods of Ypres [News Article]

RIP: Slim Dunkin, part of Waka Flocka Flame's Brick Squad Monopoly [News Article]

RIP: John C. Atterberry, former vice president of Death Row Records [News Article]