Category Archives: In Memoriam

The metal world pays tribute to Leonard Nimoy

Posted by on February 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy, who many knew simply as Mr. Spock from the Star Trek TV and film series died at the age of 83 earlier today (27). Nimoy announced this past year that he suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy confirmed her husband passed due to end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Last year Nimoy […]

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R.I. P former Metal Maniacs editor Katherine Ludwig

Posted by on January 30, 2015

Metal Insider is sad to hear about the passing of Katherine Ludwig, former editor of Metal Maniacs. She’d been suffering from non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, and a crowdfunding site had been set up to help her battle the disease. Earlier today, the following was posted on her Facebook page: Dear Friends of Katherine, we want to share that […]

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Legendary producer Kim Fowley passes away

Posted by on January 16, 2015

The iconic Kim Fowley, who co-wrote songs with Kiss and Alice Cooper, passed away yesterday at the age of 75. He’s known for his work with The Runaways, putting together Joan Jett and Lita Ford when they were just teenagers. Fowley had been battling cancer in recent months, and was under the care of The Runaways vocalist Cherie Currie, who took […]

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Man shot to death outside SLC hardcore show

Posted by on November 17, 2014

On Saturday (15), the singer of a Salt Lake City hardcore band was shot and killed outside a venue where he’d just played. Bradley Hancock, 24, was the singer of Close Grip, who was opening for Soul Search at The Core on Saturday. After his younger brother got into an argument with Quincy Earl Lawson, […]

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John Baizley of Baroness speaks about passing of Black Tusk’s Jonathan Athon

Posted by on November 10, 2014

The metal community is in shock following the untimely death of Black Tusk bassist Athon yesterday following a motorcycle accident on Friday. While tributes continue to pour in about him, we were struck by the words that Baroness’ John Baizley had to say about his longtime friend. Having known him since before either band formed, he […]

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