Nothingface Members Pay Tribute To Matt Holt With “For All The Sin” Live Performance

During the Knives Out! show at the Ottobar in Baltimore, Maryland last night (May 5), Nothingface’s Tom Maxwell, Bill Gaal, and Tommy Sickles played the Nothingface track “For All The Sin” as a tribute to singer Matt Holt, who passed away last month. Dog Fashion Disco’s Todd Smith handled the vocals for the performance.

Former Nothingface Singer Matt Holt Dead At 39

Nothingface’s Matt Holt has tragically passed away at the age of 39. His death was a result of a “degenerative illness.” R.I.P.

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The following statement was offered:

“Matt Holt, former singer of Nothingface, passed away at home in Maryland on April 15. He had been battling a degenerative illness for several years. He is survived by his parents and his younger brother.

While he had not been active musically in recent years, Holt, who toured the world several times over with his band in the early ’00s, is remembered as being an unparalleled talent and as one of most skilled vocalists of his generation, thanks to his incredibly impressive range, which shifted from terrifically brutal to beautifully melodic.”

Tom Maxwell (HELLYEAH) On Nothingface: “There’s Just Nothing Anymore”

Tom Maxwell (HELLYEAH) was recently interviewed by Talk Toomey, and was asked about the status of Nothingface. Maxwell responded by saying the band is never going to reunite and that he “would rather people that saw the band in its heyday when it was great remember that than go out there with some hack version of a singer that can’t fucking do it.”

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Here’s what he said [transcribed by The PRP]:

“It was a good time but you know people change and people are different—they’re not the same people. Matt Holt you know is doing his thing and we don’t get along, we don’t talk, I don’t want nothing to do with him or his life, it’s not gonna happen man. I have dignity.”

He also added:

“Ain’t gonna happen man. I would rather people that saw the band in its heyday when it was great remember that than go out there with some hack version of a singer that can’t fucking do it, that’s bottom line.”

“It’s like this, man and fucking Vinnie [Paul] put it this way to me too. You get a bad divorce from your first wife, you ever think about going back to her after you remarried and you’re happy? Same shit. I mean who’s going to be happy about it? The fans? The fans are going to be disappointed when they see something that’s not… You know.”

He later added:

“There’s just nothing anymore. There’s no communication, there’s no desire. I don’t need to do it, I don’t have to do it. I’m happy where I’m at and I’m going to leave it right where it is. It’s dead.”