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Blue Oyster Cult Founding Keyboardist/Guitarist Allen Lanier Dead at 67

Blue Oyster Cult Founding Keyboardist/Guitarist Allen Lanier Dead at 67

Allen Lanier, a founding member of Blue Oyster Cult, has died at 67 after being hospitalized with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to the band’s Facebook page. “DFTR sweet man,” reads the post — an obvious reference to the band’s biggest hit, “Don’t Fear the Reaper” (See the live video below). “We love you and […]

Review: Tiamat – The Scarred People

Review: Tiamat – The Scarred People

Tiamat might not play as ferociously as they did over 20 years ago when they started as a death-metal band, but the Swedes do sound fresh and invigorated. On this first album in four years, frontman Johan Edlund usually sings like the lovechild of Marilyn Manson and ’80s Bowie, while lush guitars and glowing keyboard […]