Jason Hook To Sit Out Five Finger Death Punch’s Remaining European Dates

Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Jason Hook will be sitting out the remainder of the band’s European tour so he can have more time to recover from gallbladder surgery. During his absence, Andy James (ex-Sacred Mother Tongue/Fields Of The Nephilim) will be filling in.

The band commented:

“Hamburg Knuckleheads,

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our brother Jason Hook will not be able to perform tonight. He needs additional time for his recovery and must step back from the current tour in order to have the opportunity to do so. We discussed this as a band and Jason‘s well-being is our priority – health comes first.

It was Jason‘s express wish that we continue the tour so with Jason’s blessing we have invited our friend Andy James who has agreed to step in and finish the tour for Jason.

We are grateful for Andy stepping up and will continue to deliver the great show the fans deserve every night.

We’ve been having an incredible run with our friends in Megadeth and Bad Wolves so far, and the vibe of the tour has been amazing. We look forward to seeing all the German fans next and appreciate all of you joining us in wishing Jason a speedy recovery.

Five Finger Death Punch“

Watch Steel Panther Cover Van Halen’s “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” With Members Of Five Finger Death Punch

During Steel Panther’s January 19 show at the Circus in Helsinki, Finland, the band were joined onstage by Five Finger Death Punch’s Jason Hook, Chris Kael, and Charlie Engen for a cover of Van Halen’s “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

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Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Neil Peart (Rush)

As previously reported, Rush’s Neil Peart has sadly passed away following a battle with brain cancer. A number of rock/metal musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary drummer and some of the various posts can be found below:

Geddy Lee (Rush):

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Rest in peace, my brother. 💔

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett:

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins:

Slash (Guns N’ Roses):

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RIP #NeiPeart

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Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath):

KISS’ Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons:

Gary Holt (Exodus):

David Ellefson (Megadeth):

Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Charlie Benante, and Frank Bello:

Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.):

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R.I.P. #nealpeart An extraordinary talent.

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King Diamond:

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine):

John Dolmayan (System Of A Down):

Steven Adler (ex-Guns N’ Roses):

Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row):

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.):

Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour):

Overkill:

Mike Inez (Alice In Chains):

Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins):

Alex Bent (Trivium):

Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless):

Chris Jericho (Fozzy):

Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses, etc.):

Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch):

Adam Gontier (Saint Asonia, ex-Three Days Grace):

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~ Shocked. The Legend. Rest In Peace Neil Peart. 🙏🏻

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Shawn Drover (ex-Megadeth, etc.):

Sacred Reich:

Matt Halpern (Periphery):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Chuck D (Public Enemy, Prophets of Rage):

Dan Briggs (Between The Buried And Me):

Peter Frampton:

Jack Black (Tenacious D):

Five Finger Death Punch Guitarist Jason Hook Undergoes Gallbladder Surgery, Band Postpone Two More Shows

Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Jason Hook is currently recovering after undergoing emergency gallbladder surgery. As a result, the band’s December 14-15 shows in Omaha, NE and Des Moines, IA have been postponed. This news comes after the group previously postponed yesterday’s (December 12) show in Duluth, MN.

Five Finger Death Punch issued the following statement:

“Last night, Jason Hook was taken to the emergency room where it was determined his gallbladder needed to be removed. Jason underwent surgery successfully but will have to remain in the hospital until his doctors determine he is fit to be discharged and travel home.

Jason‘s healing is our #1 priority. As a result, the last three shows of this current tour will be postponed, however, we are working on coming back to play Duluth, Omaha and Des Moines very soon. Once we have an update on new dates to return, we will post the information on our website and social media channels. Please hold on to your tickets in the meantime. Jason very much appreciates all the well wishes and, rest assured, we will see you back out on the road very soon!”

UPDATE: Hook has since issued his own statement:

“Well that sucked! 😂 Gallbladder went #kaput … sorry Duluth MN, some things you just can’t control… We’ll be back to kick some ass, and make up the other dates as soon as we can! I very much appreciate all the kind notes of caring and support 🙏🏻 one thing I know for sure is we have the greatest fan base of all time! Long live the #knuckleheads 👊🏻 ~ Hook #fivefingerdeathpunch @5fdp”

Five Finger Death Punch Postpone Duluth, MN Show Due To “Medical Emergency” Involving Guitarist Jason Hook

Five Finger Death Punch were forced to postpone tonight’s (December 12) show in Duluth, MN “due to a medical emergency” involving guitarist Jason Hook. The band tweeted the following:

Five Finger Death Punch’s Jason Hook Recently Appeared On “My Cat From Hell”

Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Jason Hook and his girlfriend Stefanie recently appeared on an episode of “My Cat From Hell” to deal with their troubled cats. You can find a preview of that below, and watch the full episode HERE.

Five Finger Death Punch’s Jason Hook To Appear In New Zodiak Killer Film “Z”

Five Finger Death Punch’s Jason Hook has landed a role in the new film “Z,” which is based on the infamous Zodiak killer. The movie is being filmed in Ottawa, Ontario, and Hook will appear as an FBI agent.

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Took a bit of a departure today, acting in my 1st film for Sony Pictures called "Awakening The Zodiac" about the Zodiac killer (40 years after the original murders) Played the part of an FBI agent. Shot on location in Ottawa Ontario. I managed to get thru my scene without screwing it up! Lol! Back to Vegas in the morning to continue recording with the guys #bestlifeever #feelingblessed #neveradullmoment @awakeningthezodiacmovie ************************************* Canada! It's on! 13 shows coast to coast! Click link in bio for tickets! @5fdpcanada 5⃣☝🏻💀👊🏻 #FiveFingerDeathPunch #FFDP #5FDP #JasonHook #ZoltanBathory #ChrisKael #JeremySpencer #IvanMoody @HeadRushBrand @5fdp @5fdpjapan @5fdpCanada @GibsonGuitar @RevolverMag @GuitarWorldMagazine @MarshallAmps_uk #GotYourSixTour @5FDPdaily #MonsterEnergy www.HiredGunTheFilm.com

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