The official cause of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman's death has been ruled as alcohol-related cirrhosis.
We've just learned that the official cause of Jeff's death was alcohol related cirrhosis. While he had his health struggles over the years, including the recent Necrotizing fasciitis infection that devastated his well-being, Jeff and those close to him were not aware of the true extent of his liver condition until the last days of his life. Contrary to some reports, Jeff was not on a transplant list at the time of his passing, or at any time prior to that. In fact, by all accounts, it appeared that he had been improving – he was excited and looking forward to working on a...
Paper + Plastick Records has released today a very special edition of Story/Song. The newest episode of the comic series, which made its debut recently featuring Flatfoot 56, highlights the music of the late Tony Sly. You can purchase it here and read the full press releases, along with a statement from Sly's family, in the replies.
Deftones' bassist Chi Cheng has passed away. He was and will continue to be a huge inspiration to everyone who came into contact with him, whether in person or through his music. He will be sorely missed.
Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with all of those in Connecticut today. The news of this latest school tragedy shakes me to my core. I wish I could say, or do, something that would make a difference right now ... but I can't. All I can do is urge everyone that reads these words to not let this be another crime that fades with time and no action take place.
Unfortunately, Channel 5 in Boston is reporting that Jon Daily's body has been recovered from the Charles River and identified. Jon was the brother of Civil Twilight's keyboard player. We send out our thoughts and prayers to Jon's family and friends in their time of need.
Physician Daniel Baldi has been charged with the involuntary manslaughter of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray. Baldi, who was over-prescribing medication to Gray, among other patients, could face up to 16 years in prison.
A young woman has passed away at Warped Tour today in Toronto. Our thoughts are with her family and friends. Police say the cause was "likely a medical issue," but if you are going out to one of the remaining shows on the tour, remember to stay hydrated.
Local Arizona acoustic duo, While We're Up, were in a car accident in Wisconsin yesterday while following Warped Tour. One of the two members died immediately on scene, the other is in critical condition.
Legendary mastering engineer George Marino passed away today after a battle with lung cancer. Highlights of his career include Metallica's black album, Guns N' Roses' Appetite for Destruction, Stevie Wonder's Innervisions, Coldplay's A Rush of Blood to the Head and Arcade Fire's The Suburbs.
Rolling Stone has posted an interview with Michael 'Mike D' Diamond of the Beastie Boys discussing Adam Yauch's life and his last few weeks. Included in the interview is the fact that Yauch recorded new music with the band last fall.