Entries tagged with: medical issue

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Luke Abbey
Luke Abbey

Attention hardcore nerds and completists:

Hi Folks,
My name is Luke Abbey and I'm the drummer for the band Gorilla Biscuits. Recently, while we were playing in Chicago at the Revelation Records 25th anniversary show, I tore my biceps tendon. I'd already had a number of shoulder and arm injuries I'd been trying to manage on my own, but during our second song it finally gave out and completely snapped, forcing me to go in for surgery the following week. I underwent several repairs and am now embarking on a lengthy rehabilitation process while also facing considerable expenses.
Luke Abbey (Warzone, Judge, Gorilla Biscuits & more) is auctioning some impressive classic New York Hardcore from his collection, including 7"s by Side by Side, Slapshot, Underdog, Warzone, much sought-after compilations, rare shirts by Judge, Uniform Choice, and more. Head to Double Cross XX for more details and to his eBay account to place bids.

Best of luck and godspeed to Luke Abbey, though I'm guessing he won't need too much of it judging by his bounty.

Eric Cutler of Autopsy at Maryland Deathfest (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)

In 2008 I was diagnosed with Avascular Necrisis. This disease interrupts blood flow to bone causing it to die. I have had my left hip replaced twice since then and have had complications and great difficulties after both surgeries. Simple things like walking have been hard and a sneeze or cough can cause me to buckle over in pain. Doctors had me taking 20 pills a day and I needed a cane most of the time to walk. Flying to locations to play shows have been brutal and I have had to limit my activites. In November 2012 I have had a breakthrough and no longer take pills or use a cane! I am now doing physical therapy and improving each day. Medicals have piled high and I am in the process of paying them off. Due to these bills I have been selling off my personal music collection but I am getting by and that is most important. To everyone concerned I say : Thank you and don't worry about me, for I am not going anywhere and look forward to laying down the brutality!

Cheers and Beers,

Eric Cutler

The great Eric Cutler of Autopsy has been auctioning off rare memorabilia at his eBay account to help cover some of those medical bills. Currently, all of his items have concluded bidding but surely more will surface. Bid hard to get a piece of death metal history and to help a worthy cause.

Autopsy is currently working on a new LP, though no word as to when that may surface. Until then, you can get some older material via the band.

by BBG

Nergal of Behemoth
Nergal of Behemoth

Behemoth has cancelled all upcoming appearances, including the upcoming tour with Watain/Withered/Black Anvil. Details can be found in the (messily) translated statement below issued on the Polish portion of their official website...

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As one of the self-proclaimed pioneers of stage-diving, Fishbone front man Angelo "Dr. Madd Vibe" Moore has been perfecting his form for more than 25 years.

But his diving produced an unwilling ripple in his human sea while the band performed last month at the World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.

On Friday, a woman who was at that show filed a lawsuit against Moore, charging that he broke her collarbone when he launched off the stage onto the outstretched hands of the audience. Kimberly Myers, 42, of Voorhees, N.J., claims in the suit that she attended Fishbone's Feb. 23 show at the World Cafe's downstairs stage and that "without any warning," Moore dived off the stage and into the audience near where she was standing.

The suit claims that she also suffered a fractured skull, perforated eardrum and hearing loss and that she had to be taken from the venue by an ambulance. [Philly Daily News]

"I've got it." [Bob Lefsetz]

Leonard Cohen

The singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen is recovering after collapsing onstage in Spain. Mr. Cohen fainted during a performance of his song "Bird on the Wire" in Valencia on Friday night [September 18th], The Times of London reported. The concert was stopped, and Mr. Cohen, who turns 75 on Monday, was taken to a hospital. He was released early on Saturday after suffering from a stomach complaint, tour promoters said. He is expected to perform the last show of his Spanish tour in Barcelona on Monday before heading to Florida, where he is next due to perform on Oct. 17.[NY Times]
Some are reporting that Friday night's incident was related to food poisoning.

Today, Monday, September 21st, is Leonard Cohen's 75th birthday. Happy birthday and stay in good health, Leonard! After wrapping the European leg of his tour today in Spain and playing a show in Israel on Thursday (9/24), Cohen will rest up for his Fall (no pun intended!) North American tour, which gets underway on October 17th. The tour comes to Madison Square Garden for a show on October 23rd. Tickets are still available (though selection is somewhat limited at this point).

A video of the incident in Valencia is posted below...

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Adam Yauch


Adam "MCA" Yauch of Beastie Boys was diagnosed last week as having a cancerous tumor in his left parotid (salivary) gland. Luckily it was caught early and is localized in one area, and as such is considered very treatable. It will however require surgery and several weeks of additional treatment. Fortunately the cancer is not in a location that will affect Yauch's vocal chords.

Beastie Boys have canceled all upcoming concert appearances to allow time for Yauch's surgery and recovery. The release of the band's forthcoming album Hot Sauce Committee Part 1 will also be pushed back.

Paraphrasing from a video statement on Beastieboys.com [below], Yauch said, "I just need to take a little time to get this in check, and then we'll release the record and play some shows. It's a pain in the neck (sorry had to say it) because i was really looking forward to playing these shows, but the doctors have made it clear that this is not the kind of thing that can be put aside to deal with later."

Saddest news... Get well soon Adam.

Beastie Boys were scheduled to play many festivals this summer including All Points West on Friday, July 31st.

The video message is below...

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Jens Lekman @ MHOW (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
jens Lekman

I picked home one last souvenir from South America, it's called the H1N1 virus. Wrongfully known as the Swineflue.

I was crossing the Atlantic when things started getting really bad, the fever was hallucinogenic and shaking me like a leaf and I grabbed the sleeve of the Air France steward. "I'm not feeling well, I should see a doctor" I said and the reply came as a brilliant mix of death anxiety and french rudeness: "Uh, yes... Terminal D... go there maybe... when we land". After that the stewards and stewardesses took long detours. A ring of empty seats formed around me. Peoples eyes were kind but determined, they read "Poor you, I really wish you all the best but if you come near me or my kid I will have to stab you with this plastic fork". I got up and went to the bathroom where I fainted.

Now I'm in quarantine for ten days. I can see the summer through my window and it's just perfect. Summer is always best through a window. [Jens Lekman] (via)

Poor Jens! He is scheduled to go back to (oops) to a club named after a country in South America in July too. A few international dates below...

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Exene Cervenka @ Bowery Ballroom - May 29, 2009 (more by Jacob Blickenstaff)
Exene Cervenka


After some months of not feeling 100% healthy, I recently had some medical tests run and the prognosis is that I am suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. Apparently, it has been affecting me for quite some time.

Although this is obviously unfortunate news, I am choosing to see the positive in it. I, and X as a band, have supported the Sweet Relief charity since the mid-1990's; the irony of this is not lost on any of us. Sweet Relief was started as an aide to uninsured artists by musician Victoria Williams when she herself was diagnosed with MS in 1992.

While this diagnosis will most certainly mean some changes for me, personally, it will not affect my commitments to the current X U.S. tour, nor will it affect my solo album that is slated for release this fall on Bloodshot Records.

My focus will certainly be on maintaining my health--many people remain strong and continue to live their lives as productively as they had before an MS diagnosis and I plan to be one of those people.

To find out more about Sweet Relief please visit: www.sweetrelief.org
To find out more about X please visit: www.xtheband.com

This sad news comes just after the completion of X's 3-night, fan-driven-setlist, run at Bowery Ballroom in NYC (May 29-31). The above picture comes from Night One. A picture of the the setlist from Night Two, below..

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