Steve Grimmet, Singer for Grim Reaper Has Died


Sad news as legendary Heavy Metal singer Steve Grimmet, singer for Grim Reaper has died. He was 62 years old. News of his passing was broken on Facebook, by Steve’s brother Mark and his son, Russ. Although in poor health in recent years from diabetes, Steve had returned to touring as recently as the last few years and had plans for future releases. Grimmett’s passing comes five years after he had his right leg partially amputated in January 2017 when an infected wound on his foot spread to the bones in his leg partway through the group’s five-week tour of South America. Fans raised over $14,000 to help with his medical bills, raising awareness that touring Metal musicians are insurance deficient worldwide. Grimmet with his piercing falsetto vocals was best known for the album Rock You To Hell (1987), as well as the MTV hit video for “See You In Hell.” RIP.

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Darryl Hunt, Bassist For Legendary Celtic Punk Band The Pogues Has Died


Sad news as legendary bassist Darryl Hunt of Celtic Rock/Punk band The Pogues, has died. He was 72. No cause of death has been revealed at this time. The band’s official page broke the news on social media “We are saddened beyond words. Our Darryl passed away yesterday afternoon in London.” In addition, his former bandmates and friends Shane MacGowan and Spider Stacey, many peers and fans also commented on their loss. Hunt was an integral members of the band from 1986 through 1996 until their break up. RIP.

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Punk Legend and Teenage Head Founder Gord Lewis


 

According to the Toronato Star, Canadian Punk rock legend Teenage Head guitarist Gord Lewis has died. He was found dead in his home, and tragically his brother Jonathan Lewis charged with second-degree murder. Hamilton police responded to Gord’s apartment at 175 Catharine St. S. around noon Sunday, Aug. 7. Inside the unit, they found the body of a man in his 60s with “injuries consistent with foul play,” Det. Sgt. Sara Beck, of the homicide unit, said at a news conference outside police headquarters Monday afternoon. RIP Gord.

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Kaleb Luebchow, Drummer for War of Ages Has Died


Kaleb Luebchow, the drummer for the Christian Metalcore band War Of Ages has died. No cause of death has been released. He passed away on Wednesday, July 27th in Nashville, TN. The news was shared by Kaleb’s family as well as the bands’ posts to social media. The band had previously announced they were canceling their shows planned for this coming weekend. In addition to War of Ages, he recently played in Europe touring with the Admiral Phunk Brass Band and was an in-demand session player in the Nashville music community. RIP. Continue reading


Hitmaking Classic Rock Singer Meat Loaf Has Died


Legendary Rock singer Meat Loaf has died. He was 74. No cause of death has yet been revealed. The news of his passing was confirmed on the musician’s Facebook page by his family. Meat Loaf catapulted to fame on the strength of his songwriting partnership with Jim Steinman, who passed away in 2020, and the two of them collaborated on Bat Out of Hell and several sequel albums that saw him sell over 100 million albums with many chart topping hits. Meat Loaf, born Marvin Lee Aday also was a great character actor in memorable films such Fight Club, Focus, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Tenacious D and The Pick of Destiny, and Wayne’s World. We send our condolences to his friends, family, and fans tonight. RIP.Continue reading


Classic Rock Icon Michael Nesmith of The Monkees Has Died


Mike Nesmith, who rose to fame as a member of the international chart-topping rock band The Monkees has died. He was 78. In a published report by Rolling Stone who broke the news in a statement from his family, Nesmith passed away of heart failure at his home in Carmel Valley, California surrounded by his family, according to his manager.His death was confirmed by his family, which issued the following statement: “With Infinite Love we announce that Michael Nesmith has passed away this morning in his home, surrounded by family, peacefully and of natural causes. We ask that you respect our privacy at this time and we thank you for the love and light that all of you have shown him and us.”

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Dimebag Darrell Abbott of Pantera Died Seventeen Years Ago Today


Hard to believe it, but today marks the 17th anniversary of the murder of Dimebag Darrell Lance Abbott of Pantera and Damageplan while on stage at the Alrosa Villa club in Columbus, Ohio. That venue has now been demolished. We prefer to honor how he lived more than how he perished, but most of all, we can’t overlook his impact as a player, songwriter, and major personality in metal. Jam out to some classic Dimebag and Pantera tracks and raise a glass or smoke (or both) to the legend of legends on guitar! Getcha pull!
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Bassist and Classic Rock Legend Tim Bogert of Vanilla Fudge has Died


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As first reported by Piercing Metal and shared by his friend and bandmate for 50 years, Carmine Appice, rock legend Tim Bogert has died. Tim was 76 years old but had been battling cancer in the last few years. Getting his start in New York City in the 1950s and 1960s, Bogert pioneered classic rock bass guitar with virtuoso playing in bands such as Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, and the power trio Beck, Bogart and Appice with Rock And Roll Hall of Famer, Jeff Beck. In addition to his playing, he was one of the signature players of the original Fender Precision “P-bass” and made great use of distortion, which would later influence Geezer Butler, Lemmy, Cliff Burton, and others. Tim formerly retired from touring the last ten years of his life but continued to form bands and record albums, notably blues projects. Vanilla Fudge helped innovate a psychedelic sound and proto-heavy metal that has been imitated and copied endlessly. Rest in power, Tim Continue reading


Remembering Dimebag Darrell Abbott of Pantera, Who Died Sixteen Years Ago Today


Today marks the sixteenth anniversary of the murder of Dimebag Darrell Lance Abbott of Pantera and Damageplan while on stage at the Alrosa Villa club in Columbus, Ohio. Although we are sad at the occasion and we prefer to honor how he lived most of all, we can’t overlook the significance of the loss to the world of metal. Somewhere in the world right now, someone is strapping on a guitar and learning to play those songs, licks, and solos, which is at the very least, a comfort to know. As we do every year, we pay tribute to this fallen hero. Jam out to some classic Dimebag and Pantera tracks and raise a glass or smoke (or both) to the legend of legends on guitar! Getcha pull!
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Aaron Meltzer, Formerly of Secrets, Has Died


Aaron Meltzer, the one-time frontman, and vocalist of San Diego post-Hardcore band Secrets has died. No cause of death has been revealed. The news was broken on Secrets Facebook page via a post. While Aaron had been out of the band several years, he was on their most successful releases on Rise Records, including 2013’s Fragile Figures. On the strength of that album, the band toured the US with major bands, including Warped Tour 2014. We will keep track of this story as it develops. Rest in Power, Aaron.

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