Faith No More and Mr. Bungle have canceled their upcoming performances including their USA tour, their festival appearances, and their expected Los Angeles shows with System of a Down. Frontman Mike Patton has cited mental health concerns and shared a statement below.
One day after letting the world that he was seeking help dealing with mental health issues stemming from a personal crisis, Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage returned Instagram to let fans and friends know he appreciated their support. Leach has been struggling of late and opened up about the need “to get help” for his issues. He also said will not miss any KsE shows while he takes care of himself since “music is his therapy”. For those that don’t know or have never met him, Leach is one of the good guys in the music business and his personal cause has to help fans and friends overcome mental health issues. You can read his words below. If you or anyone you know is suffering and thinks there is no way out, you are not alone. You matter and you are loved. For resources and help, please visit this link. Continue reading →
In addition to having busy touring and recording platinum bands like Slipknot and Stone Sour, plus a solo career, Corey Taylor has published four New York Times best-selling books and written countless guest posts for websites. In a new interview, Taylor divulged he is working on his fifth book about the topic of addiction. In it, he talked about his own addictions at length. Which you can see excerpted below. Taylor’s most recent book, America 51 (DaCapo Press), was released in 2017, discussing the political landscape of America. Continue reading →
In honor of World Mental Health Day on October 10th, Down Again, a documentary about mental health featuring Mark Hunter of Chimaira will get a worldwide release. Although not a film strictly about Mark’s time as the frontman of Chimaira, it does include music and scenes from his life in music. Hunter will share his personal story about utilizing his art to battle personal struggles and bipolar disorder in the film. Directed by Nick Cavalier – also recognized for directing Derek Hess’ award-winning Forced Perspective documentary – and will be free and available to stream at the link below. Watch the trailer and teaser clips below. Continue reading →