Category Archives: In Memoriam

Original Y&T guitarist Joey Alves dies at 63

Posted by on March 13, 2017

Original Y&T guitarist Joey Alves has died at the age of 63, the band’s Dave Meniketti has revealed. Alves, who played rhythm guitar in the band, was in the band from 1976 to 1989, had been suffering from ulcerative colitis, among other complications. Here’s what Meniketti says about the loss of Alves, via Facebook yesterday: […]

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Sons Of Azrael guitarist Tony Lorenzo dies at 30

Posted by on March 9, 2017

It’s been a really tough couple of years for Buffalo death metal band Sons of Azrael. Guitarist and founding member Tony Lorenzo was shot by an armed robber back in 2011, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. Less than a year later, the band’s vocalist, Joe Siracuse, died at the age of 29. And […]

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Former Black Sabbath keyboardist Geoff Nicholls dead at 68

Posted by on January 30, 2017

This Saturday (4) Black Sabbath will play their last-ever live show before retiring. However, this past Saturday, the Sabbath camp suffered another less, as longtime keyboardist Geoff Nicholls passed away following an ongoing battle with lung cancer. While he joined Black Sabbath for 1980’s Heaven and Hell, it was as the second guitarist, but he wound up […]

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Rock, metal community react to George Michael’s death

Posted by on December 26, 2016

It almost seemed like fake news, a term that’s been thrown around quite a bit in 2o16, this most bitter of years. George Michael, former Wham! singer, successful solo artist, and the author of “Last Christmas,” a song many had probably listened to that day, dead at 53 on Christmas Day. However, it turned out […]

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Lord Mantis, Indian drummer Bill Bumgardner passes

Posted by on October 10, 2016

It has come to our attention that drummer and founding member of Lord Mantis, Bill Bumgardner has taken his own life. Bumgardner performed with Indian as well until they split in 2015. Thus far, no concrete confirmations have been made aside from some of his former bandmate, Abigail Williams frontman Ken Sorceron. Sorceron announced this […]

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