Malice Guitarist’s Doctors Find Tumor

Mick Zane

This is awfully sad news to have to report. Not that I am a huge Malice fan, but you never wanna hear about someone suffering from an illness. Mick Zane, the lead guitarist for Malice, will undergo brain surgery on Monday after he was diagnosed with a small brain tumor. Zane is currently in an […]

Victory Records Signs Another Lame Band

Kissing Candice

At least the label is consistent. Man, this one almost makes me embarrassed I hail from the same salty soil. Victory Records has inked a deal with Long Island electro-metal outfit Kissing Candice. The band’s members wear masks, which is nothing if not a gimmick. Bands that rely on gimmicks, including Slipknot, are shite. The […]

Robert Plant Squashed Led Zeppelin Reunion

Robert Plant

Robert Plant just doesn’t care about Led Zeppelin anymore. And money clearly isn’t a motivator for him. United Kingdom-based tabloid The Mirror published a story over the weekend claiming Plant put the kibosh on a nearly $800 million dollar deal for a Led Zeppelin tour proposed by British mogul Richard Branson. According to the report, […]

Black Tusk Bassist In Critical Condition

Black Tusk

Jonathan Athon, the bass player for Georgian metallers Black Tusk, was involved in a Friday night motorcycle accident in downtown Savannah, and is in an area hospital listed in critical condition. Athon was riding a 1981 Harley Sportster, which crashed into the driver’s side of an Acura SUV driven by an 85-year-old Savannah man. Athon […]

Soil Frontman Suffers Stroke


Fuck me, man. The world of shitty poser metal is suffering some serious blows as of late. First Wayne Static kicks it, and now we’re learning Soil’s frontman Ryan McCombs has suffered a stroke. It happened over the weekend, and he is recovering at the moment. “I have been hospitalized after having a stroke in […]

Anselmo Mourning Loss Of Corey Mitchell


I know I’m pretty late with this, but Corey Mitchell died yesterday morning after allegedly suffering a heart attack. He was 47 years old. Corey was a contributor to several metal blogs, and founded the Housecore Horror Film Festival with Phil Anselmo of Down. Mitchell died the morning after the festival in Austin wrapped up. […]

The Ocean Go To India; It Doesn’t Go Well

The Ocean

Ah, India. I have been there, people. I actually loved my time there. It was like New York City, a little bit, only with extreme poverty, no traffic signals at all, and lots and lots of garbage lining the streets. It was like no other place I have ever been, and I’d return in a […]

Father Of Queensrÿche’s Todd La Torre Found Dead

Todd's dad

Me? I’m having a fairly shitty week. I’ve been debilitatingly depressed, have had trouble concentrating on work, and last night, I’m fairly certain me and the girlfriend ended things. But I feel much worse this week for Todd La Torre, who just lost his father. The Queensrÿche frontman’s dad killed himself yesterday morning. William La […]

Former Mars Volta Keyboardist Dead

Ikey Owens

Former The Mars Volta keyboardist Isiah “Ikey” Owens has passed away. Owens died in Mexico, where he was performing with Jack White. White issued this statement: “It is with great sadness that we tell the world of the passing of the incredible musician Isaiah ‘Ikey’ Owens. He will be missed and loved forever by his […]

Child Abuse Claims Lodged Against Black Flag’s Ginn

Greg Ginn

Allegations — and I stress, these are just allegations — claim that Black Flag’s Greg Ginn has been abusing his two young daughters. Ginn’s wife, Marina, accuses him of jeopardizing the health and welfare of the girls. Who knows if the allegations are indeed true. All I will say is, if they are true, Greg’s […]