Milestones: May 10, 2014

-Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman, 29, and his wife Marie Wortman Goble celebrated the birth of their first child, Ruby Sioux Trohman, on April 24.

-DJ Rashad (real name Rashad Hanif Harden), who popularized the Chicago house music style known as footwork, died from apparent complications of a blood clot on April 26. He was 34.

-Vernon L. Slaughter, former vp black music marketing at CBS Records and later an entertainment lawyer at Greenberg Traurig and Patterson & Associates, died of kidney failure on April 22 in Phoenix. He was 63.

-DJ E-Z Rock (real name Rodney "Skip" Bryce), the hip-hop pioneer who enjoyed a breakout hit in 1988 with "It Takes Two" alongside fellow Harlem artist Rob Base, died of unknown causes on April 27. He was 46.

-Steve Backer, whose 40-year career overseeing jazz programs at several major labels included working as head of Arista's jazz division under Clive Davis, died of pneumonia on April 10 in Englewood, N.J. He was 76.


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