From Queensryche: Hello Queensryche Fans, Parker Lundgren, guitarist for Queensryche, has recently decided to step down to pursue other business ventures, which he has become very invested in over the past couple of years. For over a decade it has been a great pleasure watching him evolve and flourish as a guitarist, song writer, and most importantly, a wonderful human being. Parker will always be family to us and we wish him all the success in the world with his new endeavors. Take hold, Brother!
Just a short time ago, legendary guitarist Frank Marino of Mahogany Rush, took to his Official Facebook (linked below) to announce his immediate retirement from music based on illness. I’ve shared that statement below for your review.
From Frank Marino:
With sorrow I am forced to announce my immediate retirement from touring, and possibly all things related to continuing my career, due to an unexpected and debilitating medical condition which makes it impossible for me to tour. I want to thank all the people who supported me all of the last half-century. I know that many were looking forward to seeing us play this fall and I was looking forward to getting out again and doing more shows, but it now appears that in the absence of a miraculous recovery, my Concert DVD (Live at the Agora) will constitute the last show I will ever have played. I ask any that are believers to include me in their prayers.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: This is some sad news and before I say anything else I am sending all the good energy and vibes for health in Franks direction. Oddly enough, despite my having seen more than 1000 artists over the course of my media life, Frank Marino was not on this list as he didn’t always come to New York City and the last time I remember him doing so I was unable to work out my attendance. I’ll keep this brief and not speculate on what could be going wrong with him. We are still dealing with the Coronavirus Pandemic no matter what the politicians decide to do about openings and mask wearing and the like and I will hope that this is not the case for him or something even worse. Let’s hope that his health can rally (he is 66 after all) and that he reconsiders his retirement. Let’s all keep him in our thoughts and if you’d like to chime in with your favorite concert experience of his please feel free to share them down below in the comments section. See you next time.
We are excited to officially announce that Bad Wolves has a new singer – Daniel “DL” Lasckiewicz. DL is a tremendous songwriter and singer, and we can confidently say that the album we are working on, titled ‘Dear Monsters’ is the best Bad Wolves album to date.
In light of the recently reported sex scandal on numerous wire services regarding founding member and bassist Dave Ellefson, Dave Mustaine has released a statement which when all is said and done releases the musician from band service. I have provided said statement down below for your perusal.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I don’t have much to add to this and hope that all involved can come out of this in the best possible fashion in some time. I will admit that I don’t know the complete story or like reporting on this sort of thing.
The Press Release:
Mudvayne–one of the most creative and distinctive bands in the aggressive music world–has announced that they’re reuniting after a 12-year hiatus, and will be performing at all four Danny Wimmer Presents U.S. festivals in 2021: Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival (a headlining performance) in Ohio, Louder Than Life in Kentucky, Aftershock in California and Welcome To Rockville in Florida. These dates mark the band’s first shows since 2009 and their only dates this year.
Watch the Mudvayne announcement video below
Mudvayne formed in 1996 and has sold over six million records worldwide, earning Gold certification for three albums (L.D. 50, The End Of All Things To Come, Lost and Found). The band is known for their sonic experimentation, innovative album art, face and body paint, masks and uniforms. Mudvayne is Chad Gray (vocals), Greg Tribbett (guitar, backing vocals), Matthew McDonough (drums, synthesizer) and Ryan Martinie (bass).
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