Metallica Documentarian Bruce Sinofsky Dead At 58

Bruce Sinofsky

Here’s some bad news to start off your Sunday. Filmmaker Bruce Sinofsky is dead. He was one of the co-producers behind the Metallica documentary “Some Kind of Monster.” If not for him, we’d never know just how much the dudes in Metallica hate each other. Bruce died after a battle with diabetes. He was 58, […]

Former Keyboardist For Yngwie Malmsteen Dies In Thailand

Mats Johan Olausson

I sure do hope that when I die, it’s not in fucking Thailand. I don’t know, but that strikes me as a rather sad and dangerous place to end up dead — and I’ve been to India! But yes, Mats Johan Olausson is dead. The former keyboardist for Yngwie Malmsteen was 54. Mats’ lifeless corpse […]

Former Cold Guitarist Dies


We don’t know what caused his death, but Eddie Rendini has died. Eddie is the former guitarist for the band Cold. He was also known for his work with the bands Collapsing Lungs and Darwin’s Waiting Room. Try as I might, I can not figure out how old this dude was, but he was young. […]

Metal Maniacs Founding Editor Dead

Katherine Ludwig

This is sad news indeed. My Facebook feed this afternoon was filled with kind words for the late Katherine Ludwig. Katherine was the co-founder and inaugural editor for Metal Maniacs magazine, which launched in 1989. She was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma this past summer. Katherine leaves behind a son, and thousands of writers who read […]

Unholy Grave Drummer Dead

Unholy God

Here’s some shitty news to end your day with. The drummer for Japanese grindcore band Unholy Grave has died. His name was Hironori Suzuki, but fans and the band knew him as Hee-Chung. Suzuki was only 33 years old. Says the band: “We are deeply sorry to hear about the death of our brother. We […]

Body Of Mustaine’s Missing Mother-In-Law Found

Dave Mustaine

This week will likely go down as one of the shittiest for Dave Mustaine. Not only did he lose half his band, the Megadeth leader’s mother-in-law was finally found on Wednesday. Local reports claim the remains of 76-year-old Sally Estabrook, who was last seen at a campground near Julian, California, on October 4, were discovered […]

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 Dies


Black Tusk bassist Jonathan Athon has passed away at the age of 32. He was in a motorcycle accident in Georgia Friday night and had been listed as critical. Black Tusk has issued the following statement: “It is with deep regret and saddened hearts that we must tell you that Athon passed away this morning […]

No Foul Play Suspected In Wayne Static’s Death

Wayne Static

A spokesperson for the San Bernardino coroner’s office has ruled out any foul play in Wayne Static’s sudden death a week ago. The spokesperson says “no foul play is suspected” in the death of the Static-X frontman. Static’s wife claims the musician passed away quietly in his sleep. Blabbermouth was given word from the coroner’s […]

Wayne Static’s Wife Insists He Was Off Drugs


At this point, who knows what killed Wayne Static? According to Tera Wray, the widow of late former Static-X frontman Wayne Static, it was not drugs, though. The former porn star has issued a statement on that situation, which follows: “Today [November 4] is my husband’s birthday and instead of celebrating his 49th year of […]