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Category Archives: In Memoriam

Pantera/HellYeah drummer Vinnie Paul dead at 54

Posted by on June 23, 2018

  It is with great sadness to report that legendary drummer Vinnie Paul, co-founder of Pantera, has passed away. The 54-year-old was also a current member of HellYeah, and was in Damageplan as well when his brother Darrell Abbott was assassinated onstage. According to Billboard, his representative confirmed the news of his death to them. […]

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Necrophagia vocalist Frank “Killjoy” Pucci passes

Posted by on March 18, 2018

This morning, Ohio death metal band Necrophagia announced that their vocalist, Frank Pucci, known in the band as Killjoy, had passed away at the age of 48. No official cause of death has been revealed. Pucci was the only remaining original member of the band, which began in 1983. The band’s most recent album, WhiteWorm Cathedral, […]

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Mr. Big drummer Pat Torpey dies at 64

Posted by on February 8, 2018

Drummer Pat Torpey, who was in Mr. Big from its formation in 1988, died today at the age of 64. He passed from complications from Parkinson’s disease, which he was officially diagnosed with in 2014. Torpey’s last album with the band was 2017’s Defying Gravity, where he served as drum producer, and he’d still toured with […]

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Shields guitarist George Christie has passed away

Posted by on February 1, 2018

In some rather sad news, Shields guitarist George Christie took his own life on January 31st. The band has released a statement which can be seen below: “There is no easy way to say this. On the 31st of January our guitarist George Christie took his own life. He was the most empathetic, kind and […]

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Former Judas Priest drummer Dave Holland dead at 69

Posted by on January 22, 2018

It’s been reported that former Judas Priest drummer Dave Holland has passed away. According to the Spanish newspaper El Progreso, the 69-year-old musician died on Tuesday, January 16th at Hospital Universitario Lucus Augusti in Lugo, Spain. His cause of death has not been revealed and his body has already been cremated. Based on numerous reports, […]

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