All That Remains Guitarist Oli Herbert Dies At Age 44

Sad news to report as All That Remains guitarist and legendary New England shredder Oli Herbert has died. He was 44 years old. No cause of death or further information is available at this time. The band announced his passing on their Facebook page. We send our sympathy out to the band, and Oli’s family, friends, and fans at this time. Continue reading

Punk Legend Steve Soto Of The Adolescents Has Passed Away At Age 54

Steve Soto, whose name and music are synonymous with original California Hardcore Punk Rock has passed away. He was 54. No cause of death has been reported as of this time. Steve was a founding member of Agent Orange but rose to fame when he founded The Adolescents, and later appeared in a plethora of other bands, notably Manic Hispanic. Steve was a gifted multi-instrumentalist, dear friend to many, and scene booster, supporting many bands by booking shows for decades in and around Orange County, CA. The band played earlier this spring at Travis Barker’s MusINK Festival, and they had just concluded a headline tour in Boston on June 24th and were preparing to release a new album, Cropduster. The band was due to head out on a summer European tour next week. We send our condolences to Steve’s family, friends and fans at this time. Continue reading

Vinnie Paul Abbott, Legendary Drummer For Pantera, Dead At Age 54

 

Terrible news has come down as Vinnie Paul, best know as the drummer for PanteraHellyeah, and Damageplan has passed away. No cause of death is known at this time, and Vinnie’s family has asked for privacy and respect for now. The announcement came as a post on Pantera’s official Facebook page, which you can see below. We’ll continue to track this story as more details become available. We are naturally devastated by this news, and we send out condolences to Vinnie’s family, friends and fans worldwide at this time. Continue reading

Music Producer Kato Khandwala Dies In A Fatal Motorcycle Crash

 

News has come down that award-winning music producer Kato Khandwala died yesterday in a motor-cycle crash. No other information is available at this time. Khandwala was known best for his work with bands such as The Pretty Reckless, Pop Evil, Blondie, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Drowning Pool and Pierce The Veil. Some of the bands he worked with released comments, upon the breaking news of his death. Continue reading

Cave-In Bassist Caleb Scofield, Dead At Age 39

 


The music world was dealt a blow today as tragedy struck brilliant bassist Caleb Scofield, of bands like Cave-In, Old Man Gloom Zozobra and other bands died in a car accident near Bedford, NH. His pickup truck crashed into a barrier at the tolls in Bedford, and he perished when his vehicle burst into flames. The accident was reported on by the Union Leader at unionleader.com. A crowdfunding campaign was immediately set up to help Caleb’s family. The details of which are below.   Continue reading

Post-Punk Legend Mark E. Smith Of The Fall, Dead At Age 60

British Post-Punk legend Mark E. Smith of The Fall has passed away at age 60 after a long illness, according to a post on the bands’ website. The prolific songwriter and lyricist was an essential voice in the UK Punk and post-punk scene in the late 1970s and early 80s. He continued to be a creative force right up until this past year where he was forced to cancel many gigs due to poor health. Continue reading

Former Judas Priest Drummer Dave Holland, Dead At Age 69

Former Judas Priest drummer Dave Holland, who played on all of their crucial 1980s albums has passed away at age 69. No cause of death has been revealed. Dave was the drummer in Priest from 1979 until 1989 when he exited the band and was replaced by current drummer Scott Travis. Holland is the second longest standing drummer of the band, besides Travis. Holland had a storied career in rock and heavy metal until a conviction in 2006 for attempted rape, indecent assault, and child endangerment led to his imprisonment until 2012. Holland maintained his innocence in the matter until his death. Continue reading