Mastodon’s Brann Dailor Appears On History’s “Counting Cars”

Mastodon’s Brann Dailor appeared on last night’s (October 9) episode of History‘s “Counting Cars.” You watch the episode HERE (TV provider required) and see photos of his restored car below:


Mastodon’s Longtime Manager Nick John Passes Away

Mastodon’s longtime manager Nick John has sadly passed away following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Brann Dailor and Brent Hinds confirmed the news on Instagram. Unfortunately, Mastodon have had a long history with cancer and the disease even played a role in the concept of their 2017 album “Emperor Of Sand.“

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Thank you for your guidance, your wisdom , your never ending hard work and dedication to Mastodon, always pushing and reaching turning over every stone to make sure we were always protected and always had every opportunity any of us could dream of. Thank you for making yourself available morning noon and night to handle every crisis or situation that ever came up. Thank you for being so passionate and believing in us with such enthusiasm that we considered you part of the band. Thank you for your calm demeanor, your level head and your sharp sense of humor. Thank you for showing all of us how to work our phones and computers with incredible patience via NJ solutions. Thank you for your smile and your infectious laugh but most of all, thank you for your unconditional love and friendship, we love you very much and are going to miss you more than we know. We love you Nick John. RIP. Sending love and strength to his wife @theoriginalleen who is also a dear friend of ours. We love you Colleen! #nickjohn #bestdudeever

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R.I.P. Nick John 💔

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Mastodon Members Comment On Their Manager Nick John’s Cancer Battle

Mastodon previously cancelled their tour with Dinosaur Jr. and Netherlands due to “a critical situation of a member of the Mastodon family.” Now, Brent Hinds and Brann Dailor have revealed that their longtime manager Nick John is currently battling pancreatic cancer. They posted the following:

Primus Perform Peter Gabriel‘s “Intruder” With Mastodon & Tool Members

During their July 5 show at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, Primus were joined onstage by Tool’s Danny Carey and Mastodon’s Brann Dailor and Troy Sanders for a performance of their cover of Peter Gabriel‘s “Intruder.” You can see footage of that below:

Primus Perform Peter Gabriel‘s “Intruder” With Mastodon’s Brann Dailor

During their June 9 show in Sterling Heights, MI, Primus were joined onstage by Mastodon’s Brann Dailor for a performance of their cover of Peter Gabriel‘s “Intruder.” This was the band’s first time playing the track since 1992.

Mastodon’s Brann Dailor Streams New Song “Red Death” For DC Comics’ “Dark Nights: The Road To Metal”

“Red Death”, a new song featuring vocals from Mastodon’s Brann Dailor, is now available to stream below. The song was recorded for a new DC graphic novel called “Dark Nights: The Road To Metal,” which is set to launch on May 22. Here’s a synopsis for the track:

“For years, Batman has been tracking a mystery. He’s quietly been pulling a thread, conducting research in secret laboratories across the globe and stowing evidence deep in the Batcave, hidden even from his closest allies. Now, in an epic story spanning generations, the heroes and villains of the DC Universe, including Green Lantern, The Joker, Wonder Woman and more, are about to find out what he’s discovered–and it could threaten the very existence of the Multiverse!”

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Mastodon Members Head To Washington To Advocate For Music Modernization Act

Mastodon’s Brann Dailor and Bill Kelliher are among the musicians in Washington avocating for the Music Modernization Act, which “combines key provisions of what were four separate legislative initiatives into a single bill that will update how music rates are set and how songwriters and artists are paid.” That bill was passed by a House Judiciary Committee and is currently awaiting approval by the House Of Representatives. You can read more about the bill in a new Variety article by Judy Chu (D-Calif.) and Doug Collins (R-Ga).

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