We've lost too many good musical artists lately. Just this week we lost Tony Bennett, Sinéad O'Connor, and now co-founder of The Eagles, Randy Meisner. Meisner formed The Eagles along with Glenn Frey, Don Henley, and Bernie Leadon. He left the band in 1977 after the band's release of the album "Hotel California" and during the band's tour in 1977.
Meisner was excellent with harmonizing and added the high parts to songs like "Take It Easy" and "The Best of My Love." He also was the lead on "Take It to the Limit." The band formed in the early 1970s in Los Angeles and began more as a country-rock quartet. Over the years, however, the band became more rock-oriented and Meisner's style didn't fit as well.
Meisner had a bit of a solo career, but he was nowhere near as successful as the band was. In the 2010s, Meisner had chronic health issues and struggled with alcoholism. He passed away on Thursday at the age of 77 from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Randy Meisner passes away and two musical artists announce new music
In happier news, two completely different but still quite interesting musical acts are releasing new music. Burna Boy released the single, "Big 7," which comes off his latest album, I Told Them..., which will be released on August 24th by Spaceship/Bad Habit/Atlantic Record. "Big 7" is a slow burner but one that definitely has a summer feel.
According to Burna Boy, "The title (of the song) represents a symbolic aspiration to reach greater horizons, with the number seven embodying an attainable and harmonious growth."
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Iconic EDM artist Aphex Twin also appears to be putting out "new" music. Aphex Twin may or may not have a Soundcloud account with a user handle of user18081971, but most of his hardcore fans believe it is him.
The account uploaded two track from around 2006 on Thursday called "Short Forgotten Produk Trk Omc” and “2nd Neotek Test Trac Omc." They aren't overly long, but if you go to what people assume is Aphex Twin's user handle, you can hear them.