Captain Beefheart dies

2010-12-17 by Dr Dave De Sylvia STAFF | 67 Comments
Rock legend Don Van Vliet, better known as Captain Beefheart, has died aged 70 in California.

Van Vliet had suffered from the degenerative condition mutliple sclerosis for a number of years. Complications relating to the illness caused his death, according to an announcement made by the Michael Werner Gallery, which represented Van Vliet's visual art.

Van Vliet came to prominence during the 1960s as leader of the groundbreaking experimental rock group, the Magic Band.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/captain-beefheart-dead-at-age-69-20101217

Tagged: Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band

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wyankeif1337
December 17th 2010
6739 Comments


RIP

crowing51
December 17th 2010
3479 Comments


RIP

eternium
December 17th 2010
16352 Comments


RIP

Josh D.
December 17th 2010
13975 Comments


Oh, I thought robertsona's list was about the user or something, my bad.

LepreCon
December 17th 2010
4534 Comments


RIP

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AliW1993
Contributing Reviewer
December 17th 2010
7506 Comments


RIP

Zanders
December 17th 2010
709 Comments


Terrible news.

psykonaut
December 17th 2010
3913 Comments


RIP, this sucks

shindip
December 17th 2010
3536 Comments


RIP this man was amazing

TheStefan
December 17th 2010
1003 Comments


Rest in Peace. Guarantee you his album ratings skyrocket just like Dio

Thane
December 17th 2010
2219 Comments


Sad =/ RIP

hykinix
December 17th 2010
188 Comments


Ah no! RIP

"Fast and bulbous!"

"That's right, the mascara snake, fast and bulbous. Also, a tin teardrop."

"Bulbous also tapered."

"That's right."

Lions
December 17th 2010
1015 Comments


May he explore the wonders of whatever might be after life in the same way he explored life. A truly amazing individual.

MalcolmX
December 17th 2010
56 Comments


RIP

demigod!
December 17th 2010
47045 Comments


No way.

RIP

Titan50
December 17th 2010
4588 Comments


RIP

Badabanda
December 17th 2010
79 Comments


Damn...

RIP

Fort23
December 17th 2010
2722 Comments


holy fuck, fuck this RIP

LOL poo
December 17th 2010
38 Comments


i never liked his work
but he was out there
and therefore i salute you
r.i.p.

Spec
December 17th 2010
28633 Comments


Hmm.

Wolfgang
December 17th 2010
44 Comments


Shitty.

dreamobile
December 17th 2010
415 Comments


R.I.P.

robin
Emeritus
December 17th 2010
4284 Comments


rip, great musician.

patroneyes
December 17th 2010
1919 Comments


RIP

DannyDiz160
December 17th 2010
61 Comments


RIP

brandnewAAAA
December 17th 2010
259 Comments


REC so I can RIP

chaos17
December 17th 2010
296 Comments


RIP. Fantastic Musician

exitsense
December 17th 2010
403 Comments


WTF I'M ABOUT TO CRY

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hectorkemp
December 17th 2010
53 Comments


WHAT! NO! NO!

Ruminations
December 17th 2010
129 Comments


rip dog

CombatBarnie
December 17th 2010
9 Comments


FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-

RIP, man. You will be missed.

couldwinarabbit
December 17th 2010
6996 Comments


most upset I have been about a musician dieing in my life. Rest however you want.

qwe3
December 17th 2010
21383 Comments


woah

RIP

TheAlmightyBungler
December 17th 2010
104 Comments


Safe As Milk on replay all day. came right the fuck out of the blue and put a damper on my entire night
r.i.p.

ratedrsuperstar
December 18th 2010
186 Comments


dunno anything about this guy but the respect for him online, seems overwhelming. RIP

supertouchox2
December 18th 2010
1062 Comments


The most tragic musical death in my lifetime.


A true legend.




couldwinarabbit
December 18th 2010
6996 Comments


@superstar. He is without a doubt one of the best artists of the 20th century. But more than that he is one of the primary inspirations to nearly every good artist who followed. Plus more than almost anyone else he was soley about getting his message across and did not care who liked it or even what medium it was in.

conradtao
Emeritus
December 18th 2010
2090 Comments


RIP, oh my god this is really sad news

Kaleid
December 18th 2010
713 Comments


Fuck. The world just became more boring.

DeafMetal
December 18th 2010
8587 Comments


Damn RIP.

shablaman54
December 18th 2010
282 Comments


sad... RIP

PuddlesPuddles
December 18th 2010
4787 Comments


Read the headline and a spike darted into my heart.

RIP

SCREAMorphine
December 18th 2010
1776 Comments


rip

Spare
December 18th 2010
5567 Comments


this is ridiculous. rip.

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druglesshippie
December 18th 2010
182 Comments


This is terrible. worst news of the year.

SovietJoe
December 18th 2010
2 Comments


Heard this last night, gutting news. He blew my mind when I was younger, rip.

LegendofPittman
December 18th 2010
2960 Comments


Ah this sucks, I love Trout Mask Replica. R.I.P.

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Rumulox
December 18th 2010
57 Comments


R.I.P

Gnomster
December 18th 2010
3 Comments


i love the fact that all the related reviews are bluejeans and moonbeams its like its mocking him or something anyways rip

doomvendingmachine
December 18th 2010
94 Comments


Holy fuck i've been meaning to check out Trout Mask Replica for forever, I think I will now.

RIP

JustJoe
December 18th 2010
1399 Comments


RIP [342592158]

Trist66
December 18th 2010
148 Comments


Man this took me by surprise. RIP

instantradical
December 18th 2010
216 Comments


Beefheart was one of music's true geniuses. He will be sorely missed.

Now to listen to some Ice Cream for Crow.

Prince1993
December 18th 2010
553 Comments


R.I.P

turnip90210
December 18th 2010
331 Comments


bah.

R.I.P.

Sevhead
December 18th 2010
569 Comments


if only his heart was made of, say, human heart tissue...


botb
December 18th 2010
10034 Comments


RIP, he was always overshadowed by Zappa in my opinion, but the world has still lost a great musician nonetheless.

acorncheese
December 18th 2010
7134 Comments


Wow. This is shitty.

drasticaction74
December 19th 2010
1807 Comments


FAACCCKCKKK

RIP :-(

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Captain North
December 19th 2010
6792 Comments


This Captain mourns for The Captain.

PurpleDrank
December 19th 2010
417 Comments


rip

ilikeforests
December 19th 2010
328 Comments


Fuck. The world just became more boring.
(2)

booyahachieved
December 19th 2010
30 Comments


He was 69 years old. Not 70.

Artinuis
December 19th 2010
13 Comments


RIP

krig9412
December 20th 2010
794 Comments


Never heard of this guy before now, I'll check this out.

He has a bad ass name though, so RIP

DevynBatchelder
December 20th 2010
48 Comments


I love you, Cap'n Beefheart. It sucks that you're gone.


Voytek
December 25th 2010
139 Comments


I bet frusciante is sad

rip



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