H.R. (Bad Brains) To Undergo Brain Surgery

Bad Brains’s Paul “HR” Hudson, who has been suffering with SUNCT (a rare neurobiological disorder that causes extreme headaches) will soon be undergoing brain surgery for his condition on February 21. He told Loudwire the following about the surgery:

“[My wife] took me to the hospital so I would learn about what was going on in my head, because I was experiencing bad headaches at the time. And the doctor came to me and he said we’re going to have a surgery.”

Until now, he has been handling the disorder with a “cocktail of pharmaceuticals” and holistic substances. As previously announced a GoFundMe campaign that was launched for him in March 2016.

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Deftones’ Chino Moreno Discusses His New Project Saudade (Bad Brains, Etc.)

Chino Moreno (Deftones) recently offered more information about his new project Saudade, which also features Dr. Know (Bad Brains), John Medeski (Medeski, Martin & Wood), Chuck Doom (Crosses), Mackie Jayson (Cro-Mags, ex-Bad Brains, etc.). He told Team Rock that they have about 12 to 13 songs written, and that they will probably release them all “slowly.”

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Moreno said the following:

“Most of it is instrumental. There may be some stuff with me singing on it, but mostly I’m just playing guitar. It’s just fun. At this point it’s not so much a band as a project. These are guys that I admire and I’m lucky to be friends with them – so we made a batch of songs together.”

“Slowly but surely, they will probably come out – but it’s more likely to be something that I leak out or let people hear, as opposed to something we’ll package up and try to sell. That’s not the idea behind it.”

Deftones, Bad Brains, Cro-Mags, Etc. Members Join Forces In Saudade

Chino Moreno (Deftones), Dr. Know (Bad Brains), John Medeski (Medeski, Martin & Wood), Chuck Doom (Crosses and Mackie Jayson (Cro-Mags, ex-Bad Brains, etc.) have joined forces in a new band called Saudade. The band’s first single can be downloaded for free via BitTorrent.

Click the LINK to check out the track.

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H.R. (Bad Brains) Diagnosed With Rare Neurobiological Disorder

A crowdfunding campaign was recently set up for Bad Brains guitarist Gary “Dr. Know” Miller, who suffered multiple organ failure last fall. Now it appears another member of the band needs help. A new Gofundnme campaign has been set up for vocalist Paul “HR” Hudson, who has been suffering with SUNCT, which is a rare neurobiological disorder that causes extreme headaches.

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His wife Lori Hudson issued the following statement:

“I am HR’s caregiver. He has a neurobiological disorder and has also had severe headaches for years. The headaches have gotten progressively worse; in November, he began living with almost constant pain. He has been diagnosed with a rare type of headache called SUNCT, a trigeminal neuralgia that is similar to cluster headaches. There is no known cure and no reliable medical treatment. To give you an idea of what he’s dealing with, cluster headaches are nicknamed “Suicide Syndrome.” The headaches come randomly, with no warning, at all hours of the day and night; but for him, they are much worse at night. The intensity of the nighttime headaches is so great that he yells, cries out, groans, and sobs—repeatedly, every few minutes, for most of the night. He can’t work. He has no quality of life. If you call him and ask how he is, he will say, ‘Everything’s okay,’ because that’s just how he is. But everything is not okay.

We’ve been consulting doctors for the past few years, and have uncovered several health issues that we were able to address and overcome. But these headaches… In the past six months, he’s been to the emergency room twice, had an overnight in the hospital, has seen two neurologists, and so far he has a diagnosis and found a pain medication that worked well for a while but is not safe to take long-term—so it’s two steps forward, three steps back. He has an appointment in early May at a Headache Center–not fully covered by health insurance–where we hope to find someone with experience with this type of headache. He’s on a cocktail of pharmaceuticals that scares me. He has lost weight, with visible muscle wasting.

As a clinical herbalist, you can be sure that I have also been tapping into my extensive knowledge of natural medicine. Nothing is working YET. I know what we need to try next, including acupuncture and some herbal preparations, however we can’t manage the costs of these treatments.

I am a full-time caregiver. I work a full-time retail management job with varying shifts. I manage HR’s calendar and business as best as I can. I’ve been trying really hard to work on extra projects to bring in some extra money (very slow going). I take care of the apartment, the car, the bills, HR’s doctor appointments, everything. I do all of the things. And now I can’t sleep because my husband is crying out in pain all night. On top of the physical stress of shift work and not getting enough sleep, the emotional and psychological stress of watching him be in pain and not being able to do a damn thing about it is wearing me down. He needs me to be around more and he needs me to be at my best. I can’t do this alone anymore. We need your help.

Thank you for anything you can do to help HR regain his health–and his life.”

Gofundme Campaign Launched To Pay For Gary “Dr. Know” Miller’s (Bad Brains) Medical Expenses

Back in November, Bad Brains guitarist Gary “Dr. Know” Miller was hospitalized and placed on life support after suffering cardiac arrest and multiple organ failure. Now a Gofundme campaign has been launched to raise money for the medical bills/living expenses that arose because of the situation.

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The following statement was posted:

“As many of you know, Gary Miller (aka Dr. Know or Doc), guitarist of the Legendary Washington DC punk band Bad Brains, suffered cardiac arrest in early November last year. His condition quickly progressed to multiple organ failure, and he was on life support for almost 2 weeks. At the time, his doctors gave him a 5% chance of survival. But by the power of PMA, LOVE and FAMILY, he was able to pull through and survive.

He spent nearly three months in the hospital, until he was finally able to be transferred to a medical rehabilitation facility where he is getting the proper physical therapy and treatment that he needs to make a full recovery. In medical rehab, he continues to make incredible progress every day. Doc and his loved ones are now confident that he will make a full recovery and continue to touch our lives with his incredible music, kindness, and positivity.

We started this campaign in an effort to raise money for Doc’s medical expenses and additional care that will be needed once he returns home. Doc did not have medical insurance at the time of his hospitalization, and the multiple medical bills have created an overwhelming financial strain that Doc and his family are not able to handle on their own. Since Doc has been unable to work since early November when this happened, he also needs help with his living expenses until he can make a full recovery and get back to work.

All funds contributed to this campaign will be directly deposited into a bank account created by a representative of the Bad Brains specifically for this purpose. Any amount of money you can contribute to this fund is greatly appreciated by Doc and his family.

Dr. Know sincerely thanks all of you for the continued support and truly believes that all of your love and PMA has allowed him to recover so quickly, against all odds! Please keep the PMA coming!”

Gary “Dr. Know” Miller (Bad Brains) No Longer In Critical Condition

Bad Brains guitarist Gary “Dr. Know” Miller was recently hospitalized and placed on life support for an unknown reason. Fortunately, his condition has improved, and he is no longer in critical condition.

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The band issued the following statement:

“The Family of Gary (Dr. Know) Miller and the entire Bad Brains family would like to thank everyone for their well wishes. We are happy to say that Dr. Know’s condition is no longer considered critical.

He still remains under the close care and watch of doctors at this time so please continue to keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

We continue to ask that you honor our privacy during this time.

Positive vibes and PMA!”

John Joseph (Cro-Mags) On Dr. Know’s (Bad Brains) Condition: “He’s Improving And He Feels All The Love”

Previously, it was revealed that Bad Brains guitarist Gary “Dr. Know” Miller had been hospitalized and placed on life support for an unknown reason. Now, John Joseph (Cro-Mags) has issued a statement saying that the guitarist is “improving and [that] he feels all the love.” Hopefully he will have a speedy recovery.

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Here’s Joseph’s full statement:

“I have not responded to people asking of Bad Brains guitarist Dr. Know‘s (Gary‘s) condition because it’s not my place. The family needs to make those calls of who should be informed. That being said after seeing Doc in the hospital today I will say this… he’s improving and he feels all the love, prayers and PMA you’ve been sending worldwide and so does his family who are all very grateful.

Keep them prayers coming for one of the nicest people, greatest and humblest musicians to ever walk the earth and also be a big brother to so many.”

Gary “Dr. Know” Miller (Bad Brains) Hospitalized & Put On Life Support

Bad Brains guitarist Gary “Dr. Know” Miller has been hospitalized and placed on life support for an unknown reason. The band asks that everyone keep in their “thoughts and prayers.” Hopefully he will have a speedy recovery.

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The band issued the following statement:

“The Bad Brains family ask that you please keep Gary (Dr. Know) Miller in your thoughts and prayers The family respectfully ask that their privacy be honored during this time and very much appreciate all the great energy that is being sent their way.
Positive vibes and PMA!”