During 1998, SonicNet Music News of the World was breaking news, introducing
new artists, pointing out trends in the music business, reviewing live concerts and
covering the personalities changing the face of music.
Whether we were bringing you exclusive reports, cornering sullen rock stars as they
emerged from the courtroom, chasing fans for comments at concerts or searching for
context in the rush of shifting trends and sounds, we covered the waterfront with energy,
determination and, when warranted, a sense of humor.
Over the holiday season, SonicNet will look back at the top stories of the past year in a
variety of categories, chosen by our editors and writers (bless their modest hearts, each
and every one). Today, we highlight artists who died in 1998.