RIP Glenn Frey and Dale Griffin

It has been a sad week for the music lovers worldwide with the passing of two more music greats.

Glenn Frey, one of the founding members and guitarist of the Eagles has died at the age of 67. The band confirmed the news on Monday (Jan. 18) with the following statement on The Eagles' website.

"Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia ...Words can neither describe our sorrow, nor our love and respect for all that he has given to us, his family, the music community & millions of fans worldwide."

For more information head to the Billboard website.

Another seminal musician has also passed away at 67.  Dale Griffin, drummer for rock group Mott The Hoople, died peacefully in his sleep last Sunday.

Mott The Hoople are best known for classic tracks Roll Away The Stone and All The Young Dudes - the latter written and produced by David Bowie who lends his distinctive backing vocals to the song.

The BBC website has more info here.