Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie Passes Away

Fleetwood Mac vocalist/keyboardist Christine McVie has sadly passed away. She was 79 years old.

McVie’s family issued the following statement:

“On behalf of Christine McVie’s family, it is with a heavy heart we are informing you of Christine’s death. She passed away peacefully at hospital this morning, Wednesday, November 30th 2022, following a short illness. She was in the company of her family. We kindly ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this extremely painful time, and we would like everyone to keep Christine in their hearts and remember the life of an incredible human being, and revered musician who was loved universally. RIP Christine McVie.”

The band also commented:

“There are no words to describe our sadness at the passing of Christine McVie. She was truly one-of-a-kind, special and talented beyond measure. She was the best musician anyone could have in their band and the best friend anyone could have in their life. We were so lucky to have a life with her. Individually and together, we cherished Christine deeply and are thankful for the amazing memories we have. She will be so very missed.”

Hawkwind’s Nik Turner Passes Away

Hawkwind’s Nik Turner has sadly passed away at the age 82. The following statement was issued:

“We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Nik Turner – The Mighty Thunder Rider, who passed away peacefully at home on Thursday evening. He has moved onto the next phase of his Cosmic Journey, guided by the love of his family, friends and fans. Watch this space for his arrangements.”

Former Helix Guitarist Daniel Fawcett Found Murdered In Ontario Park

Former Helix guitarist Daniel Fawcett was recently found murdered in Canada. According to Global News, his body was near the bottom of a hill leading into Gibbons Park in London, Ontario. The shocking news was confirmed by frontman Brian Vollmer:

“What a sad day… Yesterday Dan Fawcett, who played guitar for Helix around 2000, was found murdered in a North London park. Dan was a sweet guy-always smiling-and a great guitar player as well. No details have been released yet, so there’s little more I can say here. All I can say is that both [my wife] Lynda and I are in shock.”

Original Nazareth Singer Dan McCafferty Passes Away

Original Nazareth singer Dan McCafferty has sadly passed away at the age of 76. Bassist Pete Agnew issued the following statement:

“Dan died at 12:40 today. This is the saddest announcement I ever had to make. Maryann and the family have lost a wonderful loving husband and father, I have lost my best friend and the world has lost one of the greatest singers who ever lived. Too upset to say anything more at this time.”

Cause Of Death Revealed For Diecast Vocalist Paul Stoddard

Diecast have further commented on the recent passing of their vocalist Paul Stoddard. According to the band, the musician’s death was the result of pulmonary hypertension.

The group said the following:

“We are sure that many of you have heard the news that our singer, our friend, our brother Paul Stoddard passed away Monday October 24th from Pulmonary Hypertension.

Paul had this distinct aura about him that you can just feel his presence, whether it be on stage or just being in the same room with him. He was a force to be reckoned with and the absolute most caring individual filled with love and passion for his family, his music, his bandmates and his friends.

We would like to thank everyone for all the heartfelt messages we received, it truly means the world to us.

Paul, you were, and still are an inspiration to all of us. You challenged us to be the best we could be each and every night. “Calling us out” making sure everyone was on top of their game. Your creative drive, your determination and your friendship will forever hold an impact on not just our lives, but everyone you came in contact with. The memories we share and the impact you’ve made, will never ever Fade Away!

Until we meet again…
Love you brotha,

Dennis, Eddie, and Jon.

Please join us on Saturday November 12th at 2pm to celebrate Paul‘s life.

Kane Funeral Home
605 Washington Street #138
South Easton, MA. 02375″

Dead Kennedys Drummer D.H. Peligro Passes Away

Dead Kennedys drummer D.H. Peligro has sadly passed away at the age of 63. The band commented:

“Dead Kennedys’ drummer D.H. Peligro (Darren Henley) passed away in his Los Angeles home yesterday, October 28th. Police on the scene stated that he died from trauma to the head caused by an accidental fall. Arrangements are pending and will be announced in the coming days. We ask that you respect the family’s privacy during this difficult time. Thank you for your thoughts and words of comfort.”

Diecast Vocalist Paul Stoddard Passes Away

Diecast vocalist Paul Stoddard has sadly passed away. The news was confirmed by drummer Dennis Pavia:

“I’m at a complete loss for words and absolutely crushed. You are a band mate, a friend, a brother… a thousand band/tour memories and stories just went through my head in a fraction of a second as I am writing this. From recording to traveling all over the place, arguing to laughing hysterically… I’m gonna miss you. RIP Pauly”

Piledriver’s Gord Kirchin Passes Away

Piledriver vocalist Gord Kirchin has sadly passed away at the age of 60. His death was the result of lung cancer. Kirchin’s sister Tina commented:

“Before I got to the hospital he played 2 songs for me on Sirius XM, Home Sweet Home ‘I’m on my way please set me free home sweet home’ and of course KISS, Rock n Roll All Night. I know for a fact he sent me that message. He passed while I was on my way. I’m heartbroken, so so heartbroken, but I know he will be playing music with all his Idols over there. Namely Frank Zappa. I will miss him immensely, the laughs, his nickname for me, the silliness, his mind blowing musical talent. He called me his mini me. A close friend of his made this PILEDRIVER poster. [See below.] So grateful to every one of his friends and fans, you kept him going for as long as he could. Rest in power Gordy, Teener will see you again, please give mom and dad a hug and kiss for me.”

[via Blabbermouth]

David Andersson (Soilwork, The Night Flight Orchestra) Passes Away

David Andersson (Soilwork, The Night Flight Orchestra) has sadly passed away. The guitarist was only 47 years old.

Soilwork said the following:

“We are deeply saddened today, as we bring the terrible news of David Andersson‘s passing. He was one of a kind and a brilliant man in so many ways. He was our guitarist for more than 10 years and had a big impact on Soilwork‘s musical journey forward. Sadly alcohol and mental illness took you away from us.

We will miss him dearly and will continue to carry the musical legacy that he was a part of. Our deepest condolences goes out to his family. Forever grateful for the time we spent with you and all the good laughs. Thank you Dr. Dave. See you on the other side.

We encourage everyone to respect the privacy of David‘s family and friends in these tragic times.

Björn, Sven, Sylvain, Bastian, Rasmus & Simon“

The Night Flight Orchestra also issued a statement:

“Goodnight sweet doctor.

We all hope you’ve finally found peace. We will miss you so much. You were one of a kind and a brilliant musician. Sadly alcohol and mental illness took you away from us. It hurts so much. Our deepest condolences goes out to David Andersson’s family on this difficult day. He’s music will live on forever. Thank you for all the unforgettable times together. See you on the other side.

-Björn, Jonas, Sharlee, Anna, Åsa, Sebastian, John & Rasmus.”

Dave Sherman (Ex-Spirit Caravan, Etc.) Passes Away

Doom metal musician Dave Sherman has sadly passed away at the age of 55. The news was confirmed by his former band Spirit Caravan, who said the following:


His former Spirit Caravan and The Obsessed bandmate Scott “Wino” Weinrich also issued a statement:

“R.I.P DAVE SHERMAN. He was a great person with a big heart. I am grateful for the time we shared and the music we created. We are stunned and saddened beyond belief. He will be sorely missed.”