Gord Downie of rock band The Tragically Hip, has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, the band announced on Facebook Tuesday.
The band announced their plan to perform a series of concerts they are calling the “final tour.” Downie is slated to sing.
“[H]e’s endured a lot of difficult times, and he has been fighting hard. In privacy along with his family, and through all of this, we’ve been standing by him,” the band wrote. “This feels like the right thing to do now, for Gord, and for all of us,” they wrote. Continue reading
Nick Menza, former drummer for iconic metal band Megadeth, has died while doing what he loved, playing drums. He was 51.
Menza passed away after collapsing on stage during a performance with his progressive jazz trio while visiting California.
J. Marshall Craig says Menza’s latest band OHM was three songs into a set at a Los Angeles-area club Saturday night when the drummer collapsed. Continue reading
Axl Rose, Guns N’ Roses frontman, has broken his foot on the heels of the band’s first reunion show, which took place in Los Angeles last Friday night.
The original lineup for Guns N’ Roses performed for the first time in decades at The Troubadour last Friday.
Rose revealed the news through his official Twitter account. “This is what can happen when you do something you haven’t done in nearly over 23 years,” he wrote. Continue reading
Jessie Hughes, the lead singer of the band Eagles of Death Metal, made a shocking claim during an interview with the FOX Business Network, saying he believes the Paris terrorist attack on his band and concertgoers may have been an inside job.
Hughes said he thinks security guards at the venue may have been involved in the attack that left over 130 of his fans dead..
“When I first got to the venue and walked in, I walked past the dude who was supposed to be the security guard for the backstage. He didn’t even look at me. Continue reading
Hard rockers, AC/DC, have announced that they are canceling the remainder of their U.S. tour over the prospect of frontman Brian Johnson‘s “total hearing loss.”
Johnson has been advised by his medical team to stop touring immediately or risk completely losing his hearing.
The same release says that dates through early April, when AC/DC was set to play Madison Square Garden in New York City, “will be made up later in the year, likely with a guest vocalist.” Continue reading
Jimmy Bain, bassist of Rainbow and Ronnie James Dio bandmate, had passed away. He was 68.
Def Leppard‘s, Vivian Campbell, who played with Bain in the 80s, confirmed the sad news sharing the following:
“It’s with the heaviest of hearts that I must confirm the news of the passing of our dear friend and Last In Line bandmate Jimmy Bain. Continue reading
The collective cries of young girls everywhere (and some adults alike) can be heard after Zayn Malik announced he has officially quit One Direction.
The abrupt exit from the mega-popular boyband came shortly after Malik was forced to defend his relationship with his fiancee, Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards. The band confirmed the earth-shaking news in a statement.
Malik said: “My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. Continue reading
Mike Porcaro, Toto’s original bassist, died Sunday after a long fought battle with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis aka ALS.
Steve Porcaro, Mike’s brother and bandmate confirmed the sad news on his Facebook page. Mike passed away in his sleep and was surrounded by family.
Mike played on the band’s iconic hits, “Rosanna,” “Africa,” and “I Won’t Hold You Back,” but retired back in 2007 due to his illness. Continue reading
Robert Plant literally ripped up a roughly $900 million contract for his participation in a Led Zeppelin reunion tour spearheaded by Sir Richard Branson.
Branson had planned to reunite the iconic rockers after getting the green light from the other band members.
The 66-year-old singer walked away from a 35-date tour that would have paid the rock group nearly $900 million — ripping up the contract in front of stunned promoters. Continue reading
AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young is suffering from a pronounced case of dementia and his wife has moved the legendary guitarist into a full-time nursing home in Sydney.
A source close to the band said: “If you were in the room with him and walked out, then came back in one minute later, he wouldn’t remember who you are. He has a complete loss of short-term memory. His wife, Linda, has put him in full-time care.”