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Category Archives: In Memoriam

Charles Bradley passes at 68

Posted by on September 23, 2017

It’s rare that someone’s record career begins at age 62. It’s even rarer when their third album makes them famous at age 66. That’s the case for soul singer Charles Bradley, who died today at the age of 68 due to stomach cancer. While we don’t generally cover soul singers at Metal Insider, we’ve written about […]

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Kirk Hammett, Rob Zombie, and Slash pay tribute to the late George A. Romero

Posted by on July 18, 2017

On Sunday (16), legendary horror director George A. Romero passed away. The 77 year old died in his sleep following a battle with lung cancer. According to Variety, his manager Chris Roe shared the following statement: “Legendary filmmaker George A. Romero passed away on Sunday July 16, listening to the score of ‘The Quiet Man,’ […]

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Former Warbringer drummer Nic Ritter passes

Posted by on July 5, 2017

While details are scarce, Nic Ritter, who played drums for Warbringer from 2008 – 2011, has died at the age of 37. The cause of death is unknown, but family members of social media have called it “unexpected.” The band’s vocalist John Kevill broke the news of his former drummer’s passing via social media, stating […]

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Chris Cornell laid to rest as rock’s elite pay tribute

Posted by on May 26, 2017

Earlier today, Chris Cornell was laid to rest in a private ceremony at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Prior to the ceremony, Audioslave’s “Like A Stone” and Cornell’s recent solo track “The Promise” were played as mourners gathered. Many of his bandmates were in attendance, the Associated Press reports, including Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron of Soundgarden, […]

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Chris Cornell memorial held across Seattle including the Sound Garden

Posted by on May 19, 2017

After the passing of Chris Cornell, people from his birthplace in Seattle built a memorial in his honor at A Sound Garden, the musical sculpture park where the band obtained its name. The popular location overlooks Lake Washington and there are huge pipe structures made out of steel which creates musical tones whenever the wind […]

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