As I Lay Dying: Statement Coming Soon

As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying guitarist Phil Sgrosso has posted an update on Facebook saying word from the band would be forthcoming. “I know a lot of you have been curious about what I’ve been up to lately and what the future holds for AILD,” says the post. “There will be a time (very soon) that […]

KsE Frontman Raising Funds For Ailing Aunt

Get one!

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Killswitch Engage’s frontman and Gunshy contributor Jesse Leach is an all-around decent dude. Salt of the Earth type. Leach has released a special Killswitch shirt for sale, and I think you should pick it up. Why? Well, the Mike D’Antonio-supplied design is dope, and because sales […]

Cancer Factors Into Behemoth’s The Satanist


You should know that Adam “Nergal” Darski, the frontman for Behemoth, beat the shit out of cancer a couple of years ago, and yes, the big C plays into the lyrics on the band’s upcoming album The Satanist. Nergal tells Decibel that the band’s tenth album is a fully realized effort that was inspired, in […]

Black Sabbath Guitarist Undergoes More Cancer Treatments

Tony Iommi

Tony Iommi is basically the best thing about Black Sabbath, so the fact that he’s still battling cancer makes me sad. Very sad. Still, Iommi remains optimistic as he continues the good fight, and revealed his next batch of treatments could be his last for some time. Iommi’s been returning to England every six weeks […]

OK, So Who Will I Be Seeing At Maryland Deathfest This Year?


Seriously. I’m going in 2014. After years of not, I will finally make the trek down to the home of “The Wire” to experience what everyone tells me is one of the best metal parties of the year: The Maryland Deathfest. I want to meet up with readers, and maybe even some enemies, while down […]

Original Marilyn Manson Guitarist Has Cancer

Keep your spirits up, dude

That’s not cool at all. Reports claim Marilyn Manson’s co-founding guitarist Scott Putesky (a.k.a. Daisy Berkowitz) has cancer. Scott is two months into his six-month chemo treatment after recently being diagnosed with stage-four colon cancer. The 45-year-old musician found out he had cancer when he underwent a colonoscopy August 14 following more than five years […]

Ex-UFO Bassist Has Cancer

Pete Way

This fucking sucks a bag of corn-riddled shit-covered cocks. Former UFO bass player Pete Way has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. The 62-year-old rocker is said to be receiving treatment and feels “good, positive and determined to beat it,” he tells Classic Rock Magazine. As a result, the release date of Way’s new solo album, […]

Def Leppard’s Campbell: In Remission

Def Leppard

I totally missed this fucking news the other day, and can’t believe I did. When someone bests cancer, I usually take notice. Yes — 51-year-old Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell is in remission. He had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma earlier in the year. “I’m officially in remission from Hodgies,” he says on Facebook. “That’s […]

Ace Frehley Slams Gene Simmons

Ace Frehley

In an interview on the “Eddie Trunk Rocks” radio show Friday, transcribed by Blabbermouth, original Kiss member Ace Frehley responded to recent comments made by Gene Simmons. Gene recently said being in a band with Frehley and original Kiss drummer Peter Criss was like having “cancer in your system” which must be cut out “as […]

Founding Member Of Vixen Dies


The world has lost a metal legend, folks. Jan Kuehnemund, the founder and lead guitarist for all-female metal act Vixen, has died. Vixen’s Facebook page says she lost “a fierce battle with cancer on Thursday, October 10, 2013. She was 51. “Though most well known for her gifted guitar playing and other musical talents, Jan […]