Music News 11.13.17

Former Faith No More Frontman Chuck Mosley Dies at 57

Chuck Mosley, frontman for the mid-eighties run of alt-rock outlier Faith No More, died last Thursday after succumbing to the long-term effects of addiction, despite his long period of sobriety.

Raised around the thick of L.A.’s illustrious punk rock scene, Mosley played keyboards in Faith No More founder Billy Gould’s New Wave band the Animated as well as his own group Haircuts That Kill.

Mosley joined Faith No More in 1985, providing the yowly lead vocals on the band’s breakthrough hit “We Care A Lot.” In being candid about Mosley’s cause of death, his family said in a statement, “We’re sharing the manner in which he passed, in the hopes that it might serve as a warning or wake-up call or beacon to anyone else struggling to fight for sobriety.” Chuck Mosley was 57.



Longtime Grateful Dead Attorney Auctioning Off Dozens of Dead Ephemera

A whole slew of rare Grateful Dead memorabilia is heading to auction this month, courtesy of the Dead’s longtime attorney Hal “The Czar” Kant. Among the dozens of items going up for auction include a series of stage banners designed by Polish-American artist and architect Jan Sawka from the Dead’s 25th anniversary tour in 1989, an invitation to Jerry Garcia and Deborah Koons’s 1994 Valentine’s Day wedding, a Grateful Dead Letterman jacket made especially for Kant by the Dead in 1990, and a “limitDead Edition” staff bag signed by Alice Cooper. These and dozens of other items roll out on the auction floor staring November 22nd.



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