Corrosion Of Conformity Drummer Sitting Out Upcoming Gigs

Corrosion of Conformity

A torn rotator cuff will keep Corrosion of Conformity drummer Reed Mullin from touring with the band. He’ll have to sit out the upcoming gigs. Says the band: “We are sorry to announce that Reed Mullin will not be onboard for this tour. He’s been playing through pain, awaiting a strategic time to repair a […]

Killswitch Engage Guitarist To Sit Out Some Shows


I’m bummed to learn that a right, good dude — Killswitch Engage guitarist Joel Stroetzel — has to sit out some of the band’s upcoming shows. The reason I am bummed is he has some sort of a family emergency. I just hope he’s doing OK, and it’s nothing too serious. Says the group states: […]

Primus, A Perfect Circle Drummer Has Heart Attack

Tim Alexander

It’s cool…he’s going to be OK. But fuck, man. Our idols are fading. They’re getting on in age. Heart attacks? And so it begins. Drummer Tim Alexander, who has played with the likes of Primus, Puscifer and A Perfect Circle, has suffered a heart attack. Dude’s 49. He will undergo open heart-surgery in a couple […]

All Of The Original Ramones Are Now Dead

Tommy Ramone

That is a shitty fucking fact, folks. But look — we’e all gonna die at some point, so I guess we shouldn’t feel so bad for Tommy Ramone. The last surviving original member of legendary New York punk quartet The Ramones died Friday at his home in Ridgewood, Queens, following treatment for bile duct cancer. […]

Cattle Decapitation Nixes European Tour

Cattle Decapitation

I’ve got news and I’ve got bad news for you, Europe. Scratch that. I just have bad news for you. Cattle Decapitation have cancelled their tour of your part of the world, which blows moose cock. Says the group: “We regret to inform our fans that due to unforeseen circumstances that are beyond our control, […]

Acaro Throw In The Towel


No!!! What the fuck, man? I hate when good bands dissolve. Shit sucks. Acaro, the New England-based band filled with a bunch of awesome dudes, is no more. “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the end of Acaro as an active band,” says the group. “Life has taken us to different paths […]

Shattered Realm Guitarist Dead


Danny Cahill, the one-time guitarist for New Jersey hardcore band Shattered Realm, has died. Cahill passed away early Saturday morning in Huntington Beach, California. An overdose apparently claimed him. Cahill was also the vocalist for punk outfit Jerk City. Funeral arrangements have yet to be finalized, though services will likely take place in New Jersey. […]

Shadows Fall’s Merch Pilfered In North Carolina

Shadows Fall

So, for some reason, two dudes stole all of Shadows Fall’s merch as the band were performing last night in Raleigh, North Carolina. Somewhere in North Carolina, two dudes have hundreds of Shadows Fall shirts right now. In various sizes. Either they plan to try to sell the merch online, or they never want to […]

Def Leppard Guitarist To Receive Stem-Cell Transplant

Vivian Campbell

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell will receive a stem-cell transplant in September after doctors discovered his cancer’s back. Campbell revealed his battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma diagnosis last summer, but announced in November that he was in remission. His approach to fighting the cancer will involve a new high-tech chemo treatment. He says in a new […]

Former God Forbid Drummer In Bad Truck Accident

Corey Pierce

I know what Corey Pierce has been through. First hand. I was in a car accident this one time years ago where the vehicle literally hurtled through the humid air, flipping three times over the oncoming lane of traffic. It must have looked insane from the side of the road. From the inside of the […]