All Of The Original Ramones Are Now Dead

Tommy Ramone

That is a shitty fucking fact, folks. But look — we’e all gonna die at some point, so I guess we shouldn’t feel so bad for Tommy Ramone. The last surviving original member of legendary New York punk quartet The Ramones died Friday at his home in Ridgewood, Queens, following treatment for bile duct cancer. […]

Shattered Realm Guitarist Dead

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Danny Cahill, the one-time guitarist for New Jersey hardcore band Shattered Realm, has died. Cahill passed away early Saturday morning in Huntington Beach, California. An overdose apparently claimed him. Cahill was also the vocalist for punk outfit Jerk City. Funeral arrangements have yet to be finalized, though services will likely take place in New Jersey. […]

Visceral Disgorge Guitarist Dead

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Baltimore death metal band Visceral Disgorge has revealed some sad news. Guitarist and original member Steve Rosenzweig was found dead yesterday morning. Judging from pictures, I’d guesstimate the dude was in his late 20s. The group has issued the following statement: “It is with the deepest regret that I have to inform everyone in this […]

Gwar’s Brockie Died From Accidental Overdose

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Virginia’s medical examiner has spoken. Dave Brockie, also known as Gwar frontman Oderus Urungus, died from an accidental overdose of heroin. I figured. Those initial reports claimed he was found dead, sitting up in a chair. He probably shot up, and just nodded off right there. The State Medical Examiner’s Office’s official cause of death […]

Laaz Rockit’s Former Drummer Passes Away

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This is sad. Victor Agnello, a guy who played drums for San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans Laaz Rockit, died Sunday, losing a year-long battle with leukemia. He was just 50 years old. He passed away quietly at Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, surrounded by his family. Victor is survived by his wife […]

Megadeth Cancel Immediate Touring Plans

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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 […]

Marilyn Manson’s Mom Dies

Marilyn Manson

This is sad, man. I may not like the man’s music but Marilyn Manson is a smart motherfucker, and is probably in a lot of pain right now. Barbara J. Warner, his 68-year-old mother, died on May 13 after a long battle with dementia. The singer wrote on his Facebook page earlier today: “Mother, to […]

Former Judas Priest Guitarist Dead

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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 […]

Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler: Friend To All Felines

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For some reason, Black Sabbath’s bassist cares about what’s happening to homeless cats in Yonkers, which is kind of cool. Reports claim Geezer Butler has donated $1,000 toward the reward being offered for information leading to the arrest of the suspect wanted in the recent killings of 25 cats in the New York City borough. […]

Fan Dies After Miss May I Stage Dive

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Stage diving is just dumb in this day and age, man. Hell, it was dumb when I did it in the 1990s. I dove from a stage once. During an Orange 9MM show. And no one caught me. It was at that point I thought to myself, “Well, fuck that noise. I’m never diving from […]