Alan Vega, Electronic Art Rock Pioneer, Dies At 78 [Video+]

Submitted by: fancylad 1 year ago in News & Politics
UNITED STATES - JULY 01: Photo of SUICIDE and Alan VEGA; ex-vocalist with Suicide (Photo by Peter Noble/Redferns)

Alan Vega, the leader of the influential leader of the electronic two-man band, Suicide, died yesterday at the age of 78. “Alan passed peacefully in his sleep last night, July 16,” a statement from Vega's family said. “Alan was not only relentlessly creative, writing music and painting until the end, he was also startlingly unique." Suicide recorded five studio albums.

Admittedly, I didn't get into Vega's work until decades after his band's first legendary self-titled debut in 1977. They say some music is challenging to listen to, and some music, you have to be "ready to listen to" and that's what Vega's music was -- challenging and not for everyone -- but it was definitely influential.

Henry Rollins announced Vega's death last night the news on his website with a statement from Vega's family. Rollins is dedicating KCRW radio show tonight to Vega and his work.

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Female 8,115
Christ- 78, I must be old...