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 […]

Yautja Robbed In St. Louis

Shit sucks

Bands may wanna start reconsidering playing shows in Missouri. Nashville-based death metal and grindcore band Yautja is the latest band to get robbed in St. Louis in the past year. The band, on an October tour, weren’t in town to play, but to watch Yowie perform at the Schlafly Tap Room on Locust Street. Yautja […]

Cannibal Corpse Cancel Russian Show

Cannibal Corpse

Blabbermouth is reporting that Cannibal Corpse’s October 11 in Moscow (that’s in Russia) was canceled at the last minute. Why? The ever popular “technical reasons” was offered as an explanation. “Everything was fine, and all the equipment had already been set up on stage. However, a few minutes prior to the concert’s scheduled start, the […]

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine: “We Need Your Help”

Dave Mustaine

I feel awfully bad for Dave Mustaine, his wife, and his comely daughter at this difficult time. Dave’s mother-in-law is missing, and searches for her have yielded zilch. The Megadeth frontman and his wife Pam held a press conference on Friday afternoon at the Sheriff’s Department headquarters in San Diego, to implore help from the […]

DragonForce, Kamelot To Tour


Man. I think I’d rather be drawn and quartered by a horse with AIDS than go see this tour. Seriously. Just pull me into four distinct pieces, please. Don’t make me sit through a DragonForce headlining gig. No one deserves that. Especially with Kamelot opening. How could that get any worse? Here’s the dates for […]

Machine Head Postpone Tour

Machine Head

Oh no! While I was busy living my life late yesterday, Machine Head postponed their impending tour with Children of Bodom, Battlecross and Epica. Fucking. Weak. Seems the band can’t finish its new album. “It is with great disappointment that Machine Head must announce the postponement of our North American tour this fall. Our new […]

Belphegor Cancel North American Trek


Well this just sucks a gigantic pimple-covered peen. Due to a critical and immediate family emergency, Belphegor have been forced to cancel their planned headlining North American tour with Rotting Christ, Beheaded, and Svart Crown. The “Voices From The Dark” tour was scheduled to launch September 24 in New York City. I was planning on […]

Ex-Otep Guitarist Lee Rios Dead


Former Speak No Evil and Otep guitarist Lee Rios is dead. The man passed away in Miami, Florida, just this Wednesday. Dude apparently died as a result of something he enjoyed: He was involved in a mountain biking accident. Friends and family of Rios are attempting to crowdfund $10,000 for his funeral expenses. Help out […]