Malice Guitarist’s Doctors Find Tumor

Mick Zane

This is awfully sad news to have to report. Not that I am a huge Malice fan, but you never wanna hear about someone suffering from an illness. Mick Zane, the lead guitarist for Malice, will undergo brain surgery on Monday after he was diagnosed with a small brain tumor. Zane is currently in an […]

Drummer Returns To Primus

Tim Alexander

Primus have their drummer back. Tim “Herb” Alexander made his return to the kit last night in Philadelphia. Alexander has been taking a break from the band as he recovered from a heart attack he suffered back in July. Tim underwent triple bypass surgery, and followed that up with months of physical therapy. He’s back […]

King’s X Drummer To Undergo Bypass Surgery

Jerry Gaskill

I was totally doing something obviously more important last week when I neglected to report on the heart attack suffered by King’s X drummer. Jerry Gaskill’s heart attack last week was his second; he had it during a minor medical procedure. As a result, all of the band’s previously announced shows were canceled. The band […]

Corrosion Of Conformity Drummer Having Surgery

Reed Mullin

At some point today, Corrosion of Conformity’s drummer Reed Mullin is going under the knife to have surgery on his shoulder. The surgery will fix a “massive full thickness tear of the supraspinatus with retraction of the tendon to the glenoid — a large joint effusion.” No shit. He writes on Facebook: “Wish me luck!” […]

Primus Drummer Starts Physical Therapy

Tim Alexander

We here at Gunshy Assassin sure are thrilled for Tim Alexander. The dude had a minor brush with the other side, and is now heading towards a full recovery as he started physical therapy today. You may recall Tim suffered a heart attack last month, and underwent a triple bypass a day later. Tim writes […]

Primus Drummer Recovering After Heart Surgery

Tim Alexander

I was really bothered the other day to hear Primus drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander had sustained a heart attack. Fucking Pork Soda, man. That drumwork is off the hizz-ook. For reals. Luckily, today, Tim went under the knife and all went well. In fact, after a successful bypass procedure to remove blockages from arteries near […]

Primus, A Perfect Circle Drummer Has Heart Attack

Tim Alexander


It’s cool…he’s going to be OK. But fuck, man. Our idols are fading. They’re getting on in age. Heart attacks? And so it begins. Drummer Tim Alexander, who has played with the likes of Primus, Puscifer and A Perfect Circle, has suffered a heart attack. Dude’s 49. He will undergo open heart-surgery in a couple […]

Iced Earth’s Schaffer Checks In After Neck Surgery

Iced Earth

Last month, Iced Earth nixed their plans to tour this summer because of guitarist and vocalist Jon Schaffer’s impending neck surgery. Earlier this month, Schaffer went under the knife, and had the procedure, from which he’s currently recovering. He has taken to Facebook to update fans on how he’s doing: “I’m writing to let you […]

Defeater Frontman Launches Crowdfunding Campaign To Pay For Hip Replacement

Derek needs a hip

Defeater vocalist and Alcoa mastermind Derek Archambault has launched a Pledge Music fundraising campaign to help with the cost of a hip replacement surgery he needs. Says a press release: “Derek has had significant issues with his hip for some time now, which has prevented him from touring. After consulting multiple doctors, insurance companies and […]

Iced Earth Shows Cancelled; Leader Recovers From Operation

Iced Earth

Iced Earth have been forced to cancel their scheduled tour dates, as guitarist and leader Jon Schaffer has just undergone neck surgery and needs time to recover. Says Jon in a statement: “It is with sincere apologies that I write to inform you all that Iced Earth is forced to cancel this summer’s festivals and […]