“Mean” Pete Kowalsky (Remembering Never, Ether Coven) is Battling Cancer, GoFundMe Launched

 

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’s Frankie Banali Undergoing Another Round Of Chemotherapy For Pancreatic Cancer

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

Dave Mustaine of Megadeth Declares “I’m Back” After Battle with Cancer

In a new post to social media, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has declared “I’m Back”, less than one year after his diagnosis with throat cancer. The 58-year-old musician and his bandmates are scheduled to kick off their European tour as the support act for Five Finger Death Punch next week on tour in Europe. Direct support on all shows will come from Bad Wolves. The tour begins on January 20 at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland and ending on February 20 at the Budapest Sportarena in Budapest, Hungary. Mustaine revealed his cancer battle last June on social media. Five months later, he gave an interview to Rolling Stone in which he said that he wasn’t officially in remission but that he had finished the necessary treatment and had started rehabilitation. In addition to touring, Megadeth is expected to release a new album in 2020, their first since 2016’s Dystopia (Tradecraft/Universal) and the first with new drummer Dirk Verbeuren (ex Soilwork). Continue reading

Satyricon Bassist Anders Odden Diagnosed with Colon Cancer

Satyricon bassist Anders Odden has revealed that he has been diagnosed with Colon Cancer and will have surgery next Monday, January 6th. According to Odden’s post to Instagram, the surgery is expected to remove the malignant tumors and any nearby lymph nodes. He was diagnosed on December 28th, the anniversary of Odden’s hero Lemmy of Motorhead dying. Overall, the prognosis so far is good, according to Odden. Continue reading

Dave Mustaine of Megadeth Gives Health Update, Megacruise Draws Nearer

In an email missive to fans and cruisers going on next month’s Megacruise, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine gave an update on his ongoing battle against cancer. Dave says he is almost done with his regiment of treatments and is looking forward to the cruise and doctors are feeling positive about his recovery. Dave also thanked the fans for their support during this undoubtedly trying time. Read the update from the man himself, whom we wish nothing bust the speediest and best possible recovery. Megacrusie sets sail next month on October 13th from Los Angeles aboard the Norwegian Jewel for five days and nights of metal legends. Megadeth, Anthrax, Testament, Queensrÿche, Suicidal Tendencies, Dragonforce, Overkill, Death Angel, Corrosion Of Conformity, Devildriver, Phil Campbell and The Bastard Sons, Doro, Armored Saint, John 5, Metal Church, Danko Jones, Beasto Blanco, Metalachi, Toothgrinder, and Mechanix will participate. Continue reading

Chimaira Singer Mark Hunter Undergoes Successful Surgery for Thyroid Cancer

Chimaira vocalist Mark Hunter recently announced he had been diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer, followed by an outpouring of support and love from the music community. Mark posted today from his bed at The Cleveland Clinic, post-surgery that he is doing well, it was a success and even weathering the ordeal with a sense of humor.  He is due for some radiation treatments soon, but we believe in Mark and his ability to beat this. Get well soon! Continue reading

Dave Mustaine of Megadeth Shares Words of Thanks and Encouragement After Cancer Diagnosis

Following the outpouring of support from the metal community of peer artists and fans, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine has shared a post to social media thanking fans in the wake of his diagnosis of throat cancer last week. Dave looks well in the clip and exclaims “we’re gonna beat this thing together”. Great to see Dave in high spirits at this tough time. Continue reading

Watch Phil Anselmo and The Illegals Pay Tribute To Bruce Corbitt with En Minor Song

As we reported yesterday, the world lost thrash metal legend and an all-around great person, Bruce Corbitt, when he died as a result of his battle with esophageal cancer at the young age of 56. After posting several tributes to Bruce during the day, Phil Anselmo, who was the best man as Corbitt’s wedding, opened the Phil Anselmo and The Illegals show last night in Santiago Chile with the song ‘Better Place’ from his new post-punk/goth project En Minor. In possibly one of the first performances of the track or any En Minor music live that we know of, the band played the beautiful song for the lost friend. Anselmo and bandmate Blue Gonzalez, formerly of Corbitt’s Warbeast band, also shared a short video tribute to Bruce, stating “I have so much I can possibly say about Bruce, and I will eventually. But for right now, all I can say is I send my love to his wife, his daughter, his mother and everybody that was close to him. The guys in WARBEAST, the guys in RIGOR MORTIS, all the DFW [Dallas-Fort Worth] fans, I love you so much, and I know Bruce loved you so much. I wouldn’t even know Blue if it weren’t for Bruce. And there’s a lot to sort through and a lot to deal with. Over the next few days, just find it in your heart to think about Bruce and his family and his music and his impact on heavy metal and music in general. And that’s really all I can say right now. We love you.” Continue reading

Bruce Corbitt, Thrash Metal Vocal Legend of Rigor Mortis and Warbeast, Dead At Age 56

Sad news has come down at this hour as metal legend Bruce Corbitt has passed away. He was just 56 years old. He had been in hospice care of late, following his battle with esophageal cancer. He was 56 years old. Bruce was one of the best, most distinctive metal singers, lyricists, and frontmen ever, with both Rigor Mortis and later with Warbeast. Corbitt was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in May 2017. He went through extreme radiation and chemotherapy treatment before they could attempt surgery. Just when everyone thought Bruce would surely be out of the woods, his first doctor’s visit in 2018 brought him the horrible news that the cancer was still there and that it was at Stage 4. He was given two months to two years to live. Due to issues with insurance companies, Bruce was unable to get permission for a second opinion at MD Anderson Medical Center in Houston, the leading cancer treatment and research hospital in America. Bruce was forced to use a second opinion in Dallas. Alternative therapies and treatments were considered, but unfortunately unavailable to treat him in time. Bruce, who previously survived a stabbing and a heart attack, told Billboard last August that he had “a 2.8 percent chance of living five years. So what am I going to do, sit around and cry about it or be that 2.8 percent?” His medical bills from 2017 alone totaled over $1 million in charges. We send our condolences to Bruce’s wife Jeanna, his family, friends, and fans, at this time. Continue reading

Bruce Corbitt of Warbeast And Rigor Mortis Moved To Hospice Care

Sad news thrash legend Bruce Corbitt of Warbeast and Rigor Mortis has been moved to hospice care after his esophageal cancer has spread all throughout his body. The goal of hospice care is to make a patient comfortable when treatment of an illness is no longer possible. To his credit, Corbitt remains upbeat as you can see in a video h posted to Facebook Live video below. Continue reading