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Taylor Hawkins at Lollapalooza in Berlin, 2017. RAPHAEL POUR-HASHEMI/CC BY 2.0

“Cold Day In the Sun”: Remembering Taylor Hawkins

Jeremy Portnoy and Skylar Sena April 3, 2022
Taylor Hawkins’ death on March 25, while heartbreaking for grunge lovers around the world, is yet another mourning period they are all too familiar with.
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Travis Scotts Astroworld at Madison Square Garden.  GREGORY ZARB/THE STATESMAN FILES

How Astroworld turned into a “mass casualty event”

Skylar Sena November 14, 2021
On Friday, Nov. 5, at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival in Houston, a crowd rush kickstarted a struggle that became a tragedy. In a crammed audience of around 50,000 attendees, momentum led to collapse, air loss and trampling, resulting in nine deaths.
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American rapper Gustav Ahr, better known as Lil Peep, died on Nov. 15 from drug overdose. MILLER RODRIGUES/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY-SA 3.0

Lil Peep death’s unsettles rap culture’s view on drugs

Louis James Marrone November 26, 2017
Lil Peep, known to some as Gustav Åhr from Long Island, was a walking canvas, and not just because of the copious amount of tattoos that he sported, like “crybaby” inked across his forehead in cursive.
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Grunge era music still thriving today

Jon Winkler October 21, 2013
Pearl Jam has really spread itself out in the last five years, so there is the wonder that “Lightning Bolt” could be just a friendly reminder that they are still around and that there is more coming. For now though, it would have been better to kick down the door instead of just knocking lightly.
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