Rock pioneer Lou Reed has died from as-of-yet unknown causes. Reed underwent a liver transplant in May, but sources have not confirmed an official cause of death. Continue reading
Even as I’m writing this, I can’t believe it. I’m eulogizing my concert buddy/drinking partner/friend Nightcrawler, who passed away after an unfortunate accident on Monday. Steve left behind a wife and children, so please donate to them by clicking HERE even if you don’t want to read my little tribute. Continue reading
According to a report on Blabbermouth, Mitch Lucker, lead singer of Suicide Silence, died this morning from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash Wednesday night. He was pronounced dead at 6:17am at UCI Medical Center in Orange County, California. Our condolences to Mitch Lucker’s family, friends, bandmates, and fans.
According to Lordi’s official website, drummer Tonmi “Otus” Lillman, who joined the band in October 2010, has died today at the age of 38. Otus joined the band to replace Sampsa “Kita” Astala, who left to focus his efforts on his glam rock band Stala & So. As of now, there are no reports on how he died, but the band posted a brief official message on their blog regarding his death:
“Rock in peace, Otus.
Lordi’s drummer Otus has sadly passed away.
He will be greatly missed and we send our condolences to his family and the band.
Otus, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the short time we got to know you.”
And of course, our condolences go out to Otus, his family, and his bandmates as well. At the moment, Lordi are not on tour and it’s unclear whether or not there’s a new album in the works, but we wish them the best during this difficult time all the same and we hope that they’ll recover from their loss.
Late last night, a car accident claimed the life of David Gold, frontman of Canadian doom metal band Woods Of Ypres. Earache Records, via Facebook and Twitter, was the first to report on the accident, which took place near Barrie, Ontario. A memorial gathering will take place in Gold’s hometown of Sault Sainte Marie, but further details about the arrangement are not yet known.
Woods Of Ypres will release their fourth full-length studio album, titled Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light, through Earache Records in January 2012. Condolences and best wishes to the family of David Gold, to Woods Of Ypres, and to their friends and fans.