Necrophagia Vocalist Frank “Killjoy” Pucci Dead At 48

Necrophagia vocalist Frank “Killjoy” Pucci has passed away at the age of 48. No cause of death has been revealed. R.I.P.

The band commented:

“We are so shocked and saddened to bring you the news of our dear brother Killjoy passing away this morning. We are at a loss for words. R.I.P brother you are forever in our hearts. We will cherish our moments together forever.
Frank (Killjoy) Pucci 1969-2018
Serge, Shawn, Jake“


Charlie “Chalo” Quintana (Ex-Social Distortion/Izzy Stradlin) Dead At 56

Charlie “Chalo” Quintana (ex-Social Distortion/Izzy Stradlin, etc.) has passed away at the age of 56. No cause of death has been revealed but a GoFundMe has been launched to bring his body from Mexico back to the U.S. R.I.P.

The following message was posted on Facebook:

“It is with heavy heart that we post our dear friend passed away.

Born in El Paso, Texas, Chalo was best known as a drummer for the old school punk band Social Distortion from 2000 to 2009.

He was a member of 1970s punk band The Plugz (which became a popular roots band in the 1980s), Cruzados, The Havalinas, Izzy Stradlin & the Ju Ju Hounds, and has toured and/or recorded with Joan Osborne, John Doe, Cracker, Bob Dylan, Jimmy and the Mustangs, 47C and many others. He was briefly a member of Agent Orange, appearing on their 1996 album Virtually Indestructible.

Many had tried to help Charlie Quintana in his time of need, while others turned their back on him at his darkest hour. He moved Mexico from the US where he cared for stray dogs and loved his new life.

There are no words that will comfort those who loved him, and there are no words for those who made money off him and didn’t pay it back when he needed them.

To his family, friends and fans, our deepest condolences. Rest in Peace Chalo!”

Wormed Drummer Guillermo Calero Passes Away

Wormed drummer Guillermo Calero has passed away at the age of 27. No cause of death has been revealed. R.I.P.

The band commented:

“We have just received devastating news; unfortunately we have to tell you that g-Calero (Guillermo Calero) passed away last Friday.

From Wormed we want to extend our heartfelt condolences to your family, to your closest friends and colleagues. We still cannot believe what has happened. We’re still in shock when we find out that our friend and gang partner has gone so suddenly.

Guille, wherever you are brother will always be with us, you have been and will always be part of our little family. We love you friend and we will never forget all those great moments we have lived together! Soon we’ll meet you in that damn void called cosmos.

(Guillermo Calero ‘G-Calero’ 1990-2018)

To all promoters who have dates reserved for the band: we will soon make decisions about it. Thank you for your consideration in these hard days.”

Nightmarer (Ex-Gigan, Ex-War From A Harlots Mouth, Etc.) Stream “Death/Swansong”

Nightmarer, the band featuring ex-Gigan vocalist John Collett, ex-War From A Harlots Mouth guitarist Simon Hawemann and drummer Paul Seidel (The Ocean), are streaming “Death/Swansong,” via Decibel. You can check that out below and pick up the band’s new album “Cacophony Of Terror” on March 23.

Hawemann commented:

“Our track ‘Death‘ marks the inevitable end of ‘Cacophony of Terror‘ – it is the final stage of a battle that was never meant to be won. My inspiration for this song was all too real: I had to witness a person close to me decease over the course of several days. The riffs and sounds in ‘Death‘ reflect the heavy breathing, the tortured moans, and the spasms of a dying human being – sights and sounds that are burned into my memory forever.

This experience served as a morbidly twisted foundation to give death itself an appropriate soundtrack. Once it’s all over, ‘Death‘ seamlessly makes the transitions into ‘Swansong‘, which offers nothing else than just the relief of not having to fight any longer. One could not exist without the other, so we’re premiering both tracks merged into one today.

We are thrilled to have joined forces with Alan Dubin (KHANATE/GNAW), who lent his terrifying voice to ‘Death‘. His piercing screams serve as the perfect personification of the demon that lurks in the plagued mind of the album’s protagonist. Without further ado, embrace death!”

Foghat Bassist Craig Macgregor Dead At 68

Foghat bassist Craig Macgregor has passed away at the age of 68. His death comes after a long battle with lung cancer. R.I.P.

The band commented:

“On behalf of Craig MacGregor’s family and the Foghat family, it is with great sadness that we are letting you know that we have lost our brother, good friend, husband, father and bandmate this morning. He passed peacefully in his wife Lisa MacGregor’s arms after a prolonged battle with cancer. Please respect the privacy of the family and band members at this time. We will be sharing information in the next day or so. Rest in peace, Thunderfingers.”

Mr. Big Drummer Pat Torpey Dead At 64

Mr. Big drummer Pat Torpey has passed away at the age of 64. His death was a result of complications related to Parkinson’s disease. R.I.P.

Former Judas Priest Drummer Dave Holland Reportedly Dead At 69

According to El Progreso, former Judas Priest drummer Dave Holland has passed away at the age of 69. The disgraced musician, who was sentenced to eight years in jail after being found guilty of trying to rape a 17-year-old special needs male in 2004, died on January 16 at Hospital Universitario Lucus Augusti in Lugo, Spain, and has already been cremated. He was reportedly living in Fonsagrada, a town and municipality in the province of Lugo in northwest Spain, and a cause of death has yet to be revealed.

UPDATE: Judas Priest have now commented:

“It is with regret that we hear of the passing of Dave Holland. Despite his actions since working with the band, his time with us was amongst the most productive and successful in the band’s career and for that alone he shall be missed.”

Former guitarist K.K. Downing has commented as well:

“It is with deep regret that I have to accept the sudden and unexpected news that Dave Holland has passed away. Dave was a solid friend in life and solid musician both on the stage and in the studio; I will cherish the many gigs we played together and the albums that we made and I will always be grateful to the indelible contribution that Dave gave to Judas Priest.

“My sincere condolences to all of Dave’s loved ones family and friends and to all of the fans that so much appreciated Dave’s musical ability and his life’s work.

“R.I.P. Dave.”