U.K. metal legends Judas Priest announced that guitarist Glenn Tipton will miss the upcoming "Firepower" tour with the band, having been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. Hell/ex-Sabbat guitarist Andy Sneap will fill in for Tipton on stage. In a statement released by the band: "Ten years ago Glenn was diagnosed to have the onset of the early stages of Parkinson’s - from then until recently Glenn has lived his life as the great heavy metal guitar player he has always been,
Slayer posted up a video clip with the caption "The end is near....Slayer to make its exit with one, final world tour." The band's website posted the clip with the tour poster showing a tour featuring support from Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth and Testament - a massive lineup with no dates revealed as of press time. Stay tuned for further information. #Slayer #LambofGod #Behemoth #Anthrax #Testament #tourdates #BreakingNews #thrashmetal #oldschoolthrash #melodicmetalcore #de
Ex-Motorhead guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke (Fastway) has passed away yesterday from pneumonia at 67. Clarke was the last living original member of Motorhead (following the deaths of Lemmy Kilmeister (2015) and Philty Phil (2015)) and leaves behind a legacy of classic releases with both Motorhead and Fastway. Motorhead acknowledged the death on its Facebook page, with the following statements: "We are devastated to pass on the news we only just heard ourselves earlier tonight..
According to a report from Brazilian media site BOA Informacao, which you can check out right here, Sanctuary/ex-Nevermore vocalist Warrel Dane has passed away due to heart failure. The report cites guitarist Johnny Moraes, who was working with Dane in the production of his upcoming new solo record "Shadow Work" in Sao Paulo last night. Dane was suffering from diabetes due to alcohol consumption Moraes is quoted as saying (translated): "He tonight had a heart attack. It was i