Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory is Once Again Fighting Cancer


 

In a post to his Instagram account, New Found Glory and Shai Hulud guitarist Chad Gilbert has announced that he once again has a tumor near his spine and is fighting cancer. Just under eight months ago, Gilbert had a tumor on his adrenal gland that almost killed him. In late January he was declared cancer free. He is due for surgery this week and then there is a plan for ongoing treatment. Chad recently left the NFG “Sticks and Stones” tour to get treatment. He has posted a new post to fans on Instagram and sounds encouraged about treatment.Continue reading


Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory and Shai Hulud is Battling a Rare Form of Cancer


In a post to his Instagram account, New Found Glory and Shai Hulud guitaris Chad Gilbert has announced that his is battling cancer and had a tumor on his adrenal gland that almost killed him. In a day by day account of his ordeal to date, Chad detailed how his wife found him unresponsive in bed, performed CPR on him and called 911. He nearly died as a result of the tumor. He has spent the last fourteen days in the hospital having surgeries and getting the cancer removed, the result of a rare tumor called a pheochromocytoma, the was malignant, which is uncommon. He has has surgery and further tests, and might need more treatment in the future, nut is currently back home resting. From the sound of his post he is optimistic from a recovery and we are wishing the best for Chad! Get well soon buddy.

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A GoFundMe has Been Launched for Fuming Mouth’s Mark Whelan who has Cancer


Sad news as according to a published report by Metal injection, Fuming Mouth guitarist and vocalist Mark Whelan has unfortunately been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Whelan is currently undergoing chemotherapy at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. A GoFundMe to help Whelan with his medical expenses has been launched here. Read the posts from the band and their label Triple B Records from Boston and please contribute to the GoFundMe if you can, at the link below.Continue reading


Brendan “Stu” Maguire, Formerly of Bane and Reach The Sky Has Died


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


Tom Hunting of Exodus Has Cancer


 

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.

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Former Pantera Crew Member Chris Reynolds Has Died


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


GoFundMe Launched Supporting Former Pantera Crew Member Chris Reynolds


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


Quiet Riot’s Frankie Banali Returns Home After Suffering a Stroke


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


Fundraiser Launched for Van Williams Following the Passing of His Wife Dore


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.

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