Andy Fraser, Free’s Bassist, Dies at 62

Mr. Fraser wrote, with Paul Rodgers, the British rock band’s biggest hit, “All Right Now.”






ArtsBeat: Beck, Dave Grohl and John Legend to Perform at Rock Hall of Fame Ceremony

They will join other musicians to honor this year’s inductees, who include Bill Withers, Lou Reed and Stevie Ray Vaughan.






Mike Porcaro, Bass Player for Toto, Dies at 59

Mr. Porcaro joined the Grammy-winning rock group in 1982, the same year the band’s “Toto IV” won a Grammy for album of the year.

Daevid Allen, Guitarist and Leader of Gong and Soft Machine, Dies at 77

Mr. Allen, an Australian-born guitarist, singer and poet, was an innovator of the progressive rock genre.






Jimmy Greenspoon, Keyboardist for Three Dog Night, Dies at 67

From its outset, Mr. Greenspoon was a member of the popular rock band, which had three No. 1 hits between 1969 and 1971, including “Joy to the World.”






Lew Soloff, Trumpeter for Blood, Sweat and Tears, Dies at 71

Mr. Soloff played across many genres, but he reached his broadest audience as a member of one of the first jazz-rock bands.






Brian Carman, Surf Rocker, Dies at 69

As a member of the Chantays, Mr. Carman helped write the instrumental hit “Pipeline.”






ArtsBeat: Madonna Is Still Madonna on ‘Rebel Heart’

Jon Pareles and Ben Ratliff discuss “Rebel Heart,” the new album by Madonna.