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 […]

Megadeth Cancel Immediate Touring Plans

Megadeth

The death of Dave Ellefson’s brother has forced the cancellation of Megadeth’s immediate touring plans/ A statement says Ellefson “and his family mourn the loss of his brother, who passed away on May 19, in Minneapolis, Minn. after battling cancer. A private family funeral service will be held.” The statement makes no mention of making […]

HellYeah’s Guitarist Calls Former Members “Cancer”

HellYeah

So HellYeah’s guitarist, Tom Maxwell, was interviewed on the Jacksonville, North Carolina, radio station Rock 105.5 at this year’s assemblage of white trash, the Carolina Rebellion festival. In it, he calls Mudvayne’s Greg Tribbett as well as the band’s former bassist, Bob “Zilla” Kakaha, cancers that needed excising. Blood For Blood, the mediocre band’s new […]

Former Judas Priest Guitarist Dead

RIP

According to Blabbermouth, Judas Priest co-founding guitarist Ernie Chataway has died at the age of 62. He was reportedly battling lung cancer for quite some time before his death. That sucks. Poor guy. Rest in peace, Ernie. The original Priest lineup featured Chataway, singer Al Atkins, bassist Bruno Stapenhill and drummer John Partridge, and came […]

Video: Cancer Reunite In England

Cancer

Cancer’s back. Usually two words you don’t wanna hear, but in this instance, it’s cool. U.K. death metal legends Cancer performed May 2 at The Haygate, Telford, England. See that footage below. Let us know what you think of the video in the comments section.

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

Nergal

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?

Triptykon

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 […]