Yellow Dogs guitarist Sourosh Farazmand and drummer Arash Farazmand were tragically killed by a gunman in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Nov. 11.
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts drummer Lee 'Crystal' Sackett passed away on Nov. 5 due to complications from multiple sclerosis.
Founding Vixen guitarist Jan Kuehnemund passed away from cancer at the age of 51 on Oct. 10.
Eyehategod drummer Joey LaCaze passed away from respiratory failure on Aug. 23. LaCaze was 42 years old and left behind a wife and a child.
Phil Baheux of Belgian metal band Channel Zero passed away on Aug. 10 at age 45.
Los Angeles heavy metal / speed metal veterans Hellion lost former bassist Teddy Days on July 17, when his death was formally announced via Hellion's Facebook page. Days was 48 years old.
Behold! the Monolith singer / bassist Kevin McDade died tragically in a car accident on June 21.
Lordi have been huge in Europe for a long time and are continuing to break through to international audiences, as well. Formed in 1992, the Finnish hard rock / heavy metal monsters have released six full-length albums and made history by winning the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest with their performance of 'Hard Rock Hallelujah.'
It's pretty damn difficult to find a picture of guitarist Buckethead without his trademark mask and KFC 'Funeral' bucket. However, when the bucket and mask are removed, you'll see a man named Brian Patrick Carroll.