New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert Undergoes Surgery To Remove Tumor From His Adrenal Gland

New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert has revealed that he is currently battling cancer. The guitarist recently underwent surgery to remove a tumor from his adrenal gland.

Gilbert said the following:

“For the last 14 days I’ve been living in the hospital having cancer removed. Here’s the timeline of my unexpected journey:

On December 5th, my wife found me unresponsive in bed. I’d been waking up drenched in sweat the last few days and we thought I was sick. Not being able to wake me, she called 911 and performed CPR and mouth to mouth. Apparently I was doing something called “agonal breathing” and was minutes from death. I woke up with 7 paramedics surrounding my bed. I was so confused. My blood sugar somehow dropped to 20 and if my wife hadn’t found me, I would’ve fallen into a coma or died. The paramedics took me to the ER in an ambulance. They couldn’t figure out why my blood sugar kept dropping or why my blood pressure kept skyrocketing, even with blood pressure medication in my system. I was hooked up to two different drips I couldn’t be separated from.

The next day, an amazing endocrinologist visited me and asked a bunch of questions about my health. It honestly felt like she was an angel from heaven. She told me based on all my symptoms that I have a very rare tumor called a Pheochromocytoma! It’s a tumor that grows on your adrenal gland and messes up all of your hormones. It was eating all my glucose, changing my hormones, and raising my blood pressure. I couldn’t survive without IVs until this tumor was removed.

12/6 I received a CT scan which showed some alarming news. My tumor was malignant and had grown from my adrenal gland onto my liver. It was huge. Which made my Pheochromocytoma even more rare since they usually are benign.

12/8, three days since my amazing wife saved me from dying in bed. I was transported to a major hospital and moved into the ICU. I got an MRI which showed that the tumor was in fact one growth and had not spread to other parts of my body. Now that my miracle doctor, cancer doctor, and incredible surgeon had all the info they needed, they scheduled my surgery for Monday, 12/13.

Now it’s 4 days until surgery. This is when so much personal growth occurred. Looking back on the timing of all of this, the incredible people put in my life to save me, the hospital staff whom I have the highest respect for, the way they took care of me while caring for an entire intensive care unit… I just can’t believe the strength these nurses have.

My wife Lisa and my mom were the driving forces of my positivity. The only cure for a pheochromocytoma is surgery, one of my worst fears. But if surgery went well, all the glucose consumption, high blood pressure, and any other hormonal changes would immediately go away.

When I got to pre-op, the surgeon drew the size of the tumor on a dry erase board to clarify how intense, large and dangerous my surgery was gonna be. But still reassured us he’s done many way more difficult. So grateful for him! The surgery was predicted to be 4 and a half hours but he finished it in two.

The tumor wasn’t attached to anything tricky so they basically cut it out and peeled it off. But man this scar is insanely big. I couldn’t grasp how large the tumor was until now. I was sedated and drugged up and don’t remember anything from surgery day.

My surgeon came in the next morning and let us know he got it all out!! Now we just needed the pathology report to make sure no cancer got in the lymphnodes. The joy and excitement from all the nurses and and doctors involved was super emotional. I didn’t have a lot of family and friends around since it all happened so fast. But the hospital staff became that extra support and family, giving me cards and little gifts.

The night of the 15th I was moved from the ICU to the Cancer Center. There I recovered from surgery! I’ll know about future treatments in a few weeks but for now I’m able to come home!

It’s Sunday, December 19th. Yesterday was the first time I got to smell fresh air since December 5th. I’m home with my wife and baby and so thankful to be alive!”

Fuming Mouth Frontman Mark Whelan Battling Cancer

Fuming Mouth frontman Mark Whelan has revealed that he is currently battling acute myeloid leukemia. You can help him out with medical bills by donating HERE.

Whelan commented:

“Hi everyone, I was diagnosed with cancer a few weeks ago. I have acute myeloid leukemia (AML). A type of cancer that is treatable. We’ve already begun the treatment and are working to beat this every day. It will surely be a hard road but I’m ready to face it. Please feel free to reach out, write, or DM any of the fuming mouth pages while I’m going through this. Any kind of love and support is welcome.

We’ve also created a GoFundMe to help with expenses. Please feel free to check out the link below to read more and support. Thank you. We’ll keep you updated with how things are going.

– Mark“

The following statement was also shared on GoFundMe:

“I am writing on behalf of Mark Whelan, as his partner.

On November 19 2021, Mark was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer called Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). This diagnosis came as a shock after a week long stay at Milford Regional Medical Center.

Mark has since been transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, near Fenway in Boston, where he began induction chemotherapy treatment on November 26 2021.

This is just the beginning of Mark’s fight against AML. He will require extensive treatment in the upcoming months while he is hospitalized.

Mark is currently on state healthcare and much of what he will endure for treatment will not be covered by insurance. We are asking for donations to help lessen the massive financial blow of this incredibly devastating news. Anything counts and is deeply appreciated. It is highly unlikely that the goal amount will cover all of his medical bills, so any donation is welcome.

Mark’s treatment will include a bone marrow transplant. This is a procedure that depends on the availability of donors. If you’re able, please consider joining the bone marrow donor registry. It’s free and can help save someone’s life. Find more information here: https://bethematch.org

My Chemical Romance Score Seven New Gold & Platinum Certifications In The U.S.

My Chemical Romance have scored some new platinum and gold certifications from the RIAA. Seven singles have received new certifications including: “Cancer,” which has gone gold, “Dead!,” which has gone gold, “I Don’t Love You,” which has gone gold, “Teenagers,” which has gone 4x platinum, “Welcome To The Black Parade,” which has gone 5x platinum, “Famous Last Words,” which has gone platinum, and “Mama,” which has gone gold.

Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Reveals He Recently Battled Prostate Cancer

Judas Priest’s Rob Halford has revealed that he recently underwent a battle with prostate cancer. Fortunately, the frontman has since gone into remission.

Halford told Consequence the following:

“I had my little cancer battle a year ago, which I got through and that’s in remission now, thank God. That happened while we were all locked down, so things happen for a reason as far as time sequence of events. I have nothing but gratitude to be at this point in my life, still doing what I love the most.”

He also discussed his cancer battle in a new chapter that was added to the paperback edition of his memoir “Confess.” In the book, he revealed that he had a prostatectomy in July 2020 before more cancer was found around his prostate earlier this year. He then had to undergo radiation treatment for that and also had to undergo an appendectomy after a tumor was found on his appendix. Halford said the following about that:

“It’s been a draining year, I can’t deny it, but I’m delighted to have come through it. I feel like I’ve had the most thorough MOT that a Metal God can have.”

Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Says He Is Now “Cancer Free”

Blink-182 singer/bassist Mark Hoppus has revealed that he is now “cancer free.” The good news comes after the musician previously underwent chemo after being diagnosed with stage 4-A Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Hoppus issued the following statement:

“Just saw my oncologist and I’m cancer free!! Thank God and universe and friends and family and everyone who sent support and kindness and love. Still have to get scanned every six months and it’ll take me until the end of the year to get back to normal, but today is an amazing day and I feel so blessed. Can I get a W in the chat?”

Deeds Of Flesh To Play First U.S. Show In Over 15 Years At 2022 Maryland Deathfest

Deeds Of Flesh have been added to next year’s Maryland Deathfest. The set will serve as the band’s first U.S. show in over 15 years.

The group commented:

“We’re very excited to announce that we’ll be playing the Maryland Deathfest in May of 2022. It will be our first show on U.S. soil in over 15 years! The set list will contain songs from a mix of old and new albums. Let the pummeling begin!

UPDATE: This is likely to be THE ONLY U.S. show in 2022. We won’t be adding any dates around Maryland, so get your asses there if you want to see the show. Power Plant Live on Saturday, May 28, 2022″

The festival is scheduled to take place in Baltimore, MD on May 26-29 and the daily lineups can be found below:

May 26 (Rams Head Live): Asthma Castle, Acid Witch, Cough, Frizzi 2 Fulci (Fabio Frizzi in Concert. A Tribute to Lucio Fulci), Primitive Man, Warmask, and Yautja.

May 26 (Soundstage): Funerus, Limbsplitter, Mortiferum, Putrid Pile, Scattered Remnants, and Skeletal Remains.

May 26 (Power Plant Live!): Mortician

May 27 (Edison Lot): Atheist, Bloodbath, Carcass, Graveyard, Massacre, Monstrosity, Obituary, Suffocation, and Scorched.

May 27 (Rams Head Live): Blaze Of Perdition, Panzerfaust, The Ruins Of Beverast, and Spite.

May 27 (Soundstage): ACxDC, Antichrist, At War, Blood Feast, Cloud Rat, Fistula, Fuck The Facts, Miasmatic Necrosis, and No/Mas.

May 27 (Power Plant Live!): Vio-lence

May 28 (Edison Lot): Cancer, Cardiac Arrest, Cavalera (Max and Iggor Cavalera performing songs from Sepultura‘s “Beneath The Remains” & “Arise“), Cerebral Rot, Coroner, Dismember, Enforced, Imprecation, Novembers Doom, Onslaught, Triptykon, and Vircolac.

May 28 (Rams Head Live): Impure, Avslut, Necrophobic, and Nifelheim.

May 28 (Soundstage): Backslider, Cadaveric Incubator, Flesh Parade, Haemorrhage, Holy Cost, Impaled, Malignant Altar, Napalm Raid, Skitsystem, and Throaat.

May 28 (Power Plant Live!): Deeds Of Flesh and Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench.

May 29 (Edison Lot): Blood Incantation, Demilich, Destruction, Divine Eve, Hypocrisy, Morbid Angel, Necrofier, Nocturnus AD, Nunslaughter, Sacrilegia, Triumph Of Death, and Valkyrja.

May 29 (Rams Head Live): Archgoat, Devil Master, Dark Fortress, and Sacramentum (performing “Far Away From The Sun” in full)

May 29 (Soundstage): Antichrist Siege Machine, Birdflesh, Butcher ABC, General Surgery, Gravesend, Shock Narcotic, Warfck, Whoresnation, and Zombie Assault.

May 29 (Power Plant Live!): Exhorder

Max & Iggor Cavalera, Morbid Angel, Destruction, And Enforced Added To 2022 Maryland Deathfest

Max & Iggor Cavalera, Morbid Angel, Destruction, and Enforced have been added to next year’s Maryland Deathfest. That event is scheduled to take place in Baltimore, MD on May 26-29, 2022 and the updated daily lineups can be found below. Notably, the Cavalera brothers plan to perform songs from Sepultura’s “Beneath The Remains” and “Arise“ during their set.

Lineup:

May 26 (at Rams Head Live):

  • Asthma Castle
  • Acid Witch
  • Cough
  • Frizzi 2 Fulci (Fabio Frizzi in Concert. A Tribute to Lucio Fulci)
  • Primitive Man
  • Warmask
  • Yautja

May 26 (at Soundstage):

  • Funerus
  • Limbsplitter
  • Mortician
  • Mortiferum
  • Putrid Pile
  • Scattered Remnants
  • Skeletal Remains

May 27 (at Edison Lot):

  • Atheist
  • Bloodbath
  • Carcass
  • Graveyard
  • Massacre
  • Monstrosity
  • Obituary
  • Suffocation
  • Scorched

May 27 (at Rams Head Live):

  • Blaze of Perdition
  • Panzerfaust
  • Spite

May 27 (at Soundstage):

  • ACxDC
  • Antichrist
  • At War
  • Blood Feast
  • Cloud Rat
  • Fistula
  • Fuck the Facts
  • Miasmatic Necrosis
  • No/Mas
  • Vio-lence

May 28 (at Edison Lot):

  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cavalera (Max and Iggor Cavalera performing songs from Sepultura‘s “Beneath The Remains” & “Arise“)
  • Cerebral Rot
  • Coroner
  • Dismember
  • Enforced
  • Imprecation
  • Novembers Doom
  • Onslaught
  • Triptykon
  • Vircolac

May 28 (at Rams Head Live):

  • Impure
  • Avslut
  • Necrophobic
  • Nifelheim

May 28 (at Soundstage):

  • Backslider
  • Cadaveric Incubator
  • Flesh Parade
  • Haemorrhage
  • Holy Cost
  • Impaled
  • Malignant Altar
  • Napalm Raid
  • Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench
  • Skitsystem
  • Throaat

May 29 (at Edison Lot):

  • Blood Incantation
  • Demilich
  • Destruction
  • Divine Eve
  • Hypocrisy
  • Morbid Angel
  • Necrofier
  • Nocturnus AD
  • Nunslaughter
  • Sacrilegia
  • Triumph of Death
  • Valkyrja

May 29 (at Rams Head Live):

  • Archgoat
  • Devil Master
  • Dark Fortress
  • Sacramentum (performing ‘Far Away From The Sun‘ in its entirety)

May 29 (at Soundstage):

  • Antichrist Siege Machine
  • Birdflesh
  • Butcher ABC
  • Exhorder
  • General Surgery
  • Gravesend
  • Shock Narcotic
  • Warfck
  • Whoresnation
  • Zombie Assault

RATT’s Stephen Pearcy Battling Liver Cancer

During a recent interview with Laughingmonkeymusic, RATT’s Stephen Pearcy revealed that he is battling liver cancer. The singer says he was diagnosed with the disease three years ago.

Pearcy said the following:

“How I found out is just through a blood test. I had hepatitis. Well, then, getting another checkup, I found out, ‘By the way, you’ve got a bit of cancer thing going there. We’ve gotta get in there.’ Then your whole world changes. Still, I didn’t feel like it needed to be out there until I started feeling guilty. Like, ‘Wow, man, I can help some people.’ Get blood tests. Take care of yourself.”

He also added:

“Everything’s kind of copacetic now. I’m on a ritual and monitoring things. I don’t know why I’m still here, but, look, I’m appreciating every day and minute above ground here, because all of our peers are seemingly disappearing. And it’s such a drag. But it’s under control.”

[via Ultimate Classic Rock]

Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Shares Update On His Battle With Cancer: “Scans Indicate That The Chemo Is Working”

Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus has shared a positive update regarding his battle with stage 4-A Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. He said the following:

“Scans indicate that the chemo is working! I still have months of treatment ahead, but it’s the best possible news. I’m so grateful and confused and also sick from last week’s chemo. But the poison the doctors pump into me and the kind thoughts and wishes of people around me are destroying this cancer. Just gotta keep fighting…”

Carcass, Triptykon, Etc. Added To 2022 Maryland Deathfest

Carcass, Triumph Of Death, Triptykon, Mortiferum, Devil Master, Yautja, Scorched, and Cardiac Arrest have been added to the 2022 Maryland Deathfest. That event will take place in Baltimore, MD on May 26-29.

Organizers issued the following statement:

“There are just a few more bands that will be announced soon to finalize the lineup.

This announcement could come as early as sometime next week.

We’ll be posting a breakdown of who is playing at Edison Lot and Rams Head Live on Friday, July 30th. For now, the bands playing at these 2 venues are listed together.

All other ticket options, including single day options, will go on sale on Monday, August 2nd at 10 am EST.

We also wanted to let you know that we’ve been working on a variety of things to enhance your overall fest experience, particularly at Edison Lot.

We are arranging a shuttle system between Edison Lot and Soundstage/Rams Head that will enable you to see as many sets as possible.
Additionally, we are arranging for a significant amount of additional shaded areas at Edison Lot, more tables/seating, and a hydration station.
More info about all of this will be revealed as we move forward in the coming months.

Thursday, May 26th 2022
@ Rams Head Live:
Asthma Castle
Acid Witch
Cough
Frizzi 2 Fulci (Fabio Frizzi in Concert. A Tribute to Lucio Fulci)
Primitive Man
Warmask
Yautja

Thursday, May 26th 2022
@ Soundstage:
Funerus
Limbsplitter
Mortician
Mortiferum
Putrid Pile
Scattered Remnants
Skeletal Remains

Friday, May 27th 2022
@ Edison Lot & Rams Head Live:
Atheist
Blaze of Perdition
Bloodbath
Carcass
Graveyard
Massacre
Monstrosity
Obituary
Panzerfaust
Scorched
Spite
Suffocation

Friday, May 27th 2022
@ Soundstage:
ACxDC
Antichrist
At War
Blood Feast
Cloud Rat
Fistula
Fck the Facts
Miasmatic Necrosis
No/Mas
Vio-lence

Saturday, May 28th 2022
@ Edison Lot & Rams Head Live:
Avslut
Cancer
Cardiac Arrest
Cerebral Rot
Coroner
Dismember
Imprecation
Impure
Necrophobic
Nifelheim
Novembers Doom
Onslaught
Triptykon
Vircolac

Saturday, May 28th 2022
@ Soundstage:
Backslider
Cadaveric Incubator
Flesh Parade
Haemorrhage
Holy Cost
Impaled
Malignant Altar
Napalm Raid
Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench
Skitsystem
Throaat

Sunday, May 29th 2022
@ Edison Lot & Rams Head Live:
Archgoat
Blood Incantation
Dark Fortress
Demilich
Devil Master
Divine Eve
Hypocrisy
Necrofier
Nocturnus AD
Nunslaughter
Sacrilegia
Sacramentum
Triumph of Death
Valkyrja

Sunday, May 29th 2022
@ Soundstage:
Antichrist Siege Machine
Birdflesh
Butcher ABC
Exhorder
General Surgery
Gravesend
Shock Narcotic
Warfck
Whoresnation
Zombie Assault“