Category Archives: Sad News

Sad News: MC5 co-founder Wayne Kramer has passed away

Posted by on February 4, 2024

  We are saddened to report the passing of Wayne Kramer, cofounder/guitarist-vocalist of the legendary Detroit punk group MC5. According to a social media post on Friday (2nd), the 75-year-old musician died after a battle with pancreatic cancer.    The statement read: “Wayne Kramer passed away today peacefully from pancreatic cancer. He will be remembered […]

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Former Cryptopsy vocalist Martin Lacroix has passed away

Posted by on January 18, 2024

  Former Cryptopsy vocalist and visual artist Martin Lacroix has passed away. The Canadian technical death metal outfit mourned the loss of their former frontman earlier today (18th) on social media with the following statement:   “Farewell to Martin Lacroix, a formidable presence in Cryptopsy. His brutal vocals, artistic prowess, and his warmth as a human […]

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Ex-Scorpions/Kingdom Come drummer James Kottak dead at 61

Posted by on January 9, 2024

  Kingdom Come, ex-Scorpions drummer James Kottak has passed away at 61. The news was first reported on Metal Sludge. Kottak’s daughter said to TMZ that her father passed away earlier this morning (9th) in Louisville, KY. Details behind the circumstances surrounding Kottak’s death have yet to be disclosed, as well as the cause.  James’ […]

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Magnum co-founder Tony Clarkin has passed away

Posted by on January 9, 2024

    In a heartbreaking turn of events, Magnum co-founder Tony Clarkin, passed away at 77. This sad news follows the recent cancellation of the band’s spring tour, prompted by Clarkin’s revelation of a rare and incurable spinal condition. Despite the grim diagnosis, both the band and Clarkin exuded hope. Continuing with their promotion cycle, […]

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Torben Ulrich, Father of Lars Ulrich, Has Passed Away

Posted by on December 20, 2023

In a heartfelt statement late this evening (20th), Lars Ulrich shared the passing of his father, Torben Ulrich, at the age of 95. The Metallica drummer expressed gratitude for his father’s 95 years filled with adventures, unique experiences, and a profound Danish contrarian attitude. Torben Ulrich, born on October 4, 1928, was a multifaceted individual […]

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