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Vince Welnick Dies at 51 and The Daily Music and Tech News

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Grateful Dead Keyboardist Dies

Vince Welnick of the Grateful Dead has died at the age of 51. No cause of death was released. Welnick was the last in the line of keyboardists with the band. He joined the Grateful Dead after the 1990 overdose of Brent Mydland. Welnick also played in The Tubes and Missing Man Formation.

Skype Sued By Net2Phone

Skype and its parent company eBay are being sued by Net2Phone who are alleging that Skype has infringed on its patent. The Voice over Internet Protocol patent was issued to Net2Phone in August of 2000. The patent is for “point-to-point internet protocol” which uses an IP address exchange in order to establish a connection.

Mogwai To Release Digital-Only EP

Mogwai’s single for “Travel is Dangerous” will only be available in North America as a digital release exclusively through iTunes. The single will contain the song from 2006’s Mr. Beast along with four b-sides. However, European fans will be able to get ahold of a hardcopy of the single on June 26th.

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  • Factchecker

    Welnick was born in Feb. 1951, making him 55 at the time of his death.