Category Archives: In Memoriam

Bassist Chris Squire of Yes passes away

Posted by on June 29, 2015

After a short battle with Acute Erythroid Leukemia which was diagnosed in May, founding Yes bassist Chris Squire passed away this weekend at the age of 67. Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler called Squire, “one of the great bass players,” and guitarists Joe Satriani, Dave Mustaine, and Tom Morello both offered their condolences via Twitter. A statement on the official Yes […]

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Lazarus A.D. speak about death of drummer Ryan Shutler

Posted by on May 19, 2015

In the wake of the passing of Lazarus A.D. drummer Ryan Shutler, the  band was strangely silent when news broke yesterday, the last post on their Facebook page referring to the Super Bowl several months earlier. While the band were probably still coming to terms with the fact that their bandmate had lost his life, […]

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Record industry veteran Dean Shachtel dies

Posted by on May 19, 2015

In a sad turn of events, just two days after the fifth anniversary of the passing of Ronnie James Dio, a man that was instrumental in preserving his legacy, Dean Schachtel, suddenly died yesterday (18). His passing comes just after a weekend of events celebrating Dio via the Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund started […]

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Lazarus A.D. drummer Ryan Shutler dies

Posted by on May 18, 2015

While details are still hazy, Lazarus A.D. drummer Ryan Shutler has died at the age of 29, Lambgoat reports. The drummer of the Kenosha, WI band was only 28 years old. It’s thought that a heart attack might have been the cause of death. We’ll continue to update this sad story as we hear more. Lazarus A.D. […]

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Former Havok guitarist Shawn Tyler Chavez passes

Posted by on May 11, 2015

There’s been no cause of death listed, but on April 30th, former Havok guitarist Shawn Tyler Chavez died in Las Vegas. He was 30. Chavez was an original member of the band, playing from its formation in 2004 until 2010, appearing on the band’s first album, 2009’s Burn and and EP, Pwn ‘Em All, in 2007. He’d […]

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