Terrible news as word has spread on soicial media that Brendan “Stu” Maguire, the former bassist and guitarist for Bane and Reach The Sky, has died. He died after a difficult few years battling pancreatic cancer. News spread of his death on social media after bands started paying tribute to Stu, a nickname he picked up over the years. In addition to his long stint in Bane (2005-2012), he also worked with Dropkick Murphys and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones as well as being a beloved person in the scene. Many fundraisers have been held, including hate5six streaming Ban’es final show ever as a charty drive, and the upcoming event on July 2nd, “We’re With Stu” at Boston’s House of Blues headlined by Bouncing Souls, Sick of It all, H20, and more. Stu was hoping to attend himself. He leaves behind a wife and two young daughters. We send our condolences to Brendan’s family, friends and fans at this difficult time. Continue reading
Sad news as legendary Thrash Metal drummer Tom Hunting of Exodus is fighting a form of esophageal cancer. He has been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, a gastric tumor that was diagnosed in his upper stomach The reveal was made in a post to the bands’ Facebook account and contains a message from Tom and the band. He was diagnosed in February and the diagnosis has not quelled his desire to tour once the new album releases this summer, due via Nuclear Blast. Get well soon Tom.
Sad news to report as former Pantera roadcrew member Chris Reynolds has died, succumbing to bile duct cancer. News of Chris’ passing has come from his family, via Pantera’s Facebook and his fundraising page on Caring Bridge. We brought you the news several months ago when Pantera’s legacy social media pages raised awareness to Chris’ plight to raise money and help with his GoFundMe for medical bills and treatment. His situation was made worse by the downturn of the music and touring industry due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Rest in power,Chris!Continue reading
Pantera’s legacy social media pages have brought awareness to the plight of former roadcrew member Chris Reynolds, who is suffering from bile duct cancer. Chris worked for Pantera for many years and the band is trying help support the GoFundMe launched to help Chris with his medical bills, made worse by the downturn of the music and touring industry due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading
Hard rock legend Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot is recovering at home after recently suffering a stroke. Banali, who has been battling stage IV pancreatic cancer for the past 16 months, gave an update on his health in a social media post last night (Friday, August 14). He wrote: “Update: I spent the last three weeks in the hospital. Home now. Had two blood transfusions. I also had a stroke while there. I am rehabbing at home. Thank you for your concern and well wishes.”Continue reading
Last month legendary metal drummer Van Williams (Nevermore, Ghost Ship Octavius) lost his wife Dore (Dorraine) Williams to cancer after a tough battle over many years. In her memory, the USA Royal Affair Tour Fundraiser has been launched to help his family in their time of need. The 2019 Royal Affair Tour consisted of YES, ASIA, The John Lodge Band (featuring John Lodge of the Moody Blues) as well as the Carl Palmer (ELP) band. Van worked on the tour in production and was considered a cherished member of the crew. Proceeds will be given to Van to help aid him in the accumulation of bills stemming from their medical situation, as he is now a single parent and the touring and gig situation being what it is in the world right now, he can sued the help. Van is one of the best people in music so please check out the eBay auction list of amazing memorabilia below, and help out if you can.
Legendary Death Metal vocalist Lars-Göran Petrov, best known for Entombed and Entombed A.D., has revealed he has cancer. The Swedish singer’s health setback was broken earlier today on social media. The band shared a photo of Petrov at what appears to be a treatment center, and included the following message: “Sad news.. LG Petrov has been struck by cancer and he is undergoing chemo treatment to try and control it. Our thoughts and strength goes out to our brother. If you want to support him In these hard times, click on the link in the Bio and feel free to donate. #fuckcancer #fightforlifeandmetal’
Failure’s Ken Andrews has addressed the fans curious about drummer Kelli Scott’s progress in his fight against stage 1 colon cancer. Scott disclosed his diagnosis this spring in 2020 via social media. Andrews reports that Kelli is “recovering well” from a series of surgeries in hopes of curing him of the life-threatening illness. In advance of the bands 4 LP boxed set coming soon, Failure 1992 -1996, the band has re-released their out of print cover of Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy The Silence”, which you can enjoy below. Read his statement below and some social updates from Kelli as well. Get well soon Kelli!Continue reading
Hardcore Metal legend “Mean” Pete Kowalsky, best known for essential bands such as Remembering Never, Bishop and recently Ether Coven, has been diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. A GoFundMe campaign has been launched by his family and friends to help defray the huge costs of treatment and aftercare. and could use your help with the medical costs. Please read the post from the campaign below and give whatever you can to help Pete out! Continue reading
Quiet Riot and heavy metal legend Frankie Banali has checked in at the Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center in Woodland Hills, California on Friday (February 21) to undergo his twelfth round of chemotherapy. Banali has said he needed several more rounds of chemo to attempt to win his bout with pancreatic cancer. Banali had just appeared on stage the night before at the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout for Cancer Gala Awards show. Banali shared a messaged with fans. Continue reading