Tag: Fellow Musicians

Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dead at 49

Just over two years after contracting a rare skin tissue disease, Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman died on Thursday from liver failure at a hospital near his home in Southern California’s Inland Empire area. Slayer made the news public on Thursday afternoon, announcing that the band “is devastated” and calling Hanneman, who was 49, their bandmate …

Solitude Aeturnus Guitarist Makes Statement About MIKE SCACCIA

John Perez of Solitude Aeturnus has released the following statement to Blabbermouth.net regarding the passing of Ministry and Rigor Mortis guitarist Mike Scaccia: “I am by no means the official spokesperson for the Dallas/Fort Worth metal scene, but I feel compelled to speak a few words about this all-too-shocking event. “Scaccia meant so much to the world but he also meant …

Remembering RONNIE JAMES DIO on One-Year Anniversary of His Death

Legendary heavy metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio, best known for his work with Black Sabbath, Rainbow and his own band Dio, died of stomach cancer one year ago on Monday (May 16) at the age of 67. A three-minute Artisan News Service report in which Dio’s Black Sabbath and Heaven & Hell bandmate Geezer Butler, …

BILL WARD Won’t Be Playing Reunion Shows; Makes Statement

BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has issued the following update: “Dear Sabbath Fans and Fellow Musicians, I sincerely regret to inform you that after a final effort to participate in the upcoming Sabbath shows a failure to agree has continued. At this time I have to inform you that I won’t be playing with Black …

“DimeBash 2011” at The Key Club Dec. 14th

Now here’s something that I’m going to try and go to.  The second Dimebash!  Fellow musicians pay homage to one of metal’s beloved fallen heroes by performing songs either written by or that were an inspiration to Dimebag Darrell.  All proceeds from the event will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up & Shout Cancer …

Jani Lane R.I.P.

Jani Lane (born John Kennedy Oswald, February 1, 1964 – August 11, 2011) was an American recording artist and the lead vocalist, frontman, lyricist and main songwriter for the glam metal band Warrant. Lane was born as John Kennedy Oswald on February 1, 1964 in Akron, Ohio, the youngest of five children of Robert and …

UPDATE: Rock Community Loses JANI LANE

UPDATE:  There’s been a small statement made on Jani Lane’s (John Kennedy Oswald) personal website which states: Jani will be missed by all. Very unexpected and tragic news of his untimely death. Jani just wrote the updated bio (himself) and had been recording lots of new music. God bless him. Do make sure that you …

BONDED BY BLOOD To Tour with Sepultura

Bonded by Blood have completed their co-headlining tour with LAZARUS A.D., and are now getting ready for the North American trek supporting SEPULTURA. Bonded by Blood have announced that BRANDON GULLING (MALUS REX, AVENGER OF BLOOD) and BEN BENNET (SMOG, WARBRINGER) will be filling in on the tour for departing members ALEX LEE (guitar) and …

Deftones Perform “Passenger” w/ Dillinger Escape Plan’s Frontman

On November19 and 20 benefit concerts were held for DEFTONES bassist Chi Cheng. The musician was in a horrific accident in late 2008 and has been in a semi-conscious state since. The mounting medical bills have obviously been overwhelming. His band mates and other fellow musicians have helped Chi’s family by playing two very special …

John “Slo” Maggard Bets on Black With New Book

Learn from the gambling exploits and methods of John “Slo” Maggard, bassist of the heavy metal outfit UNEARTH. With years of experience touring and gambling all over the world, Slo has applied his experience and talents to finding ways to swing the odds in your favor. He’s got a book coming out on August 21. …

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