Today Is The Day Tour Cancelled After Van Totalled

Today Is The Day

Today Is The Day’s Steve Austin walked away from a pretty horrific accident that happened last night. So, too, did the band’s merch guy. From the following description from Steve, it sounds like they are both lucky to be alive. Unfortunately, the band’s new van did not survive the crash, and now, Today Is The […]

Drunk Driver Puts Acacia Strain Tour In Peril

Vin shows us the boozer

The Acacia Strain’s van may not be able to go the distance, folks. For the dense, that means the remainder of the dates on the band’s current trek could be in doubt. Last night in Connecticut, an alleged drunk driver crashed his car into the band’s van outside the Webster Theatre in Hartford. From the […]

Black Tusk Plan Memorials For Late Bassist

Black Tusk

The band Black Tusk will be hosting both a public and a private memorial service this Saturday for late bassist Jonathan Athon, who died last weekend from injuries he’d sustained in a motorcycle accident. Says the band: “We will be gathering from 4-8pm this Saturday, Nov. 15th in Franklin Square (across from Vinnies and Ghosttown […]

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 […]

Decapitated Involved In Van Accident

Daaaaaaaaamn

This happens far too often to Decapitated. The band was involved in a serious van crash on Friday while on tour with Gwar and American Sharks. Decapitated’s van is fucked. The members? Fine. Said the band: “Decapitated was involved in a serious van accident on Friday afternoon on their way to a show in House […]

Staind Frontman OK After Airplane Mishap

Aaron's plane is fucked

Are Staind a metal band? Fuck no. But that first Staind album was tough as nails. And really, there are a lot of people who probably consider Staind a metal band. I am here to tell you they’re hard rock, at best. Regardless, Staind’s frontman Aaron Lewis was forced to cancel an appearance Saturday night […]

Ex-Otep Guitarist Lee Rios Dead

RIP

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 […]

Bloodiest Guitarist Arrested After Fatal Crash

Sean Riley

It sucks this week to be Sean Riley, the 33-year-old guitarist for Chicago metal band Bloodiest. Dude was collared earlier this week for allegedly striking and killing a pedestrian while driving intoxicated, according to Lambgoat. Bloodiest signed with Relapse Records in 2010 and released their debut with the label a year later. Riley was arrested […]

The Faceless Left Van-less After Moose Encounter

Yikes!

I can’t imagine what must go through your mind the second before the van you’re driving collides head-on with a moose, but I’ve gotta imagine it goes something like “Oh, fuck my life.” Guitarist Michael Keene says the van’s totaled. Sounds like they’re having a shitty tour. Says Keene: “Shortly after switching to a van, […]

Man Killed By Semi Carting Mötley Crüe’s Gear

The 18-wheeler

Blabbermouth reports a 47-year-old man was killed Friday morning (August 15) in a collision with a semi-trailer truck hauling equipment for the Crüe. That’s Mötley Crüe, bitch. Michael Wayne Marsh’s vehicle apparently crashed with an 18-wheeler around 4:15 a.m. in the southbound lanes of I-65 at exit 280 in Jefferson County, Alabama. The 18-wheeler jackknifed, […]