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Category Archives: In Memoriam

Former Corrosion of Conformity vocalist Eric Eycke, passes away

Posted by on September 25, 2017

Former Corrosion of Conformity vocalist Eric Eycke, who performed on their highly influential debut album, 1984’s Eye for an Eye, has passed away. The cause of his death hasn’t been confirmed yet, however, Blabbermouth stated he was, “reportedly been in hospice with various maladies.” The band shared the following statement: “We are saddened to learn of […]

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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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