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Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES Lost 40 Pounds While Undergoing Radiation Therapy In His Battle With Cancer

Former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes recently completed seven weeks of radiation therapy in his battle with cancer in throat and neck. Earlier today (Tuesday, June 14),the 63-year-old musician shared a video update on his health, saying in part: "I finished the last radiation at the end of April...
June 14, 2022
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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS On Russia's Invasion Of Ukraine: 'People Thought That This Could Never Happen Again'

For his birthday on Tuesday (May 24),Ukrainian metalhead Vladyslav Stadnyk, who goes by the name Metal Pilgrim, received an unexpected surprise in the form of a chat with W.A.S.P. leader Blackie Lawless courtesy of BBC Radio 5 Live host Nihal Arthanayake. During the conversation, Lawless touched up...
May 25, 2022
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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS On Writing His Upcoming Autobiography: 'It's Been One Of The Most Fun Things I've Ever Done In My Life'

In a new interview Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station, W.A.S.P. leader Blackie Lawless spoke about the status of his long-in-the-works autobiography. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It's taken a whole lot longer than I thought it would, but it's been one of the most fun things I...
May 20, 2022
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The Agony & Ecstasy of Watain

Any kind of extreme music act that sticks around for several years faces the challenge of knowing how to proceed once it is three or four albums deep into its career. Pushing the intensity, whether it's speed or heaviness or whatever, will reach a ceiling at some point, but Scandinavian black metal...
April 25, 2022
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WATAIN Frontman: 'We've Arrived At The Place Where We Know Our Arsenal'

By David E. Gehlke One of the most visible and enduring "true" black metal bands, Sweden's WATAIN have carved their own path while adhering to the core tenants originally carved out by BATHORY, MAYHEM and VENOM. Their brazen, if not unrelenting sound has hardly wavered since their 2000 "Rabid Death'...
April 19, 2022
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Former W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES Completes Sixth Week Of Radiation Treatment For Throat And Neck Cancer

Former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes has completed his sixth week of radiation therapy in his battle with cancer in throat and neck. Earlier today (Monday, April 18),the 63-year-old musician's wife and manager, Cathy-Sarah Holmes, who first shared the news of his diagnosis in a social media post...
April 18, 2022
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Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES Releases Music Video For 'I Am What I Am'

Former W.A.S.P. lead guitarist Chris Holmes has released the official music video for the song "I Am What I Am". The track is taken from his latest studio album, "Unbearable Influences", which came out last September. Holmes joined W.A.S.P. in 1982 and remained with the group until 1990. In 1996, th...
April 11, 2022
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Former W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES Completes Third Week Of Radiation Treatment For Throat And Neck Cancer

Former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes has completed his third week of radiation therapy in his battle with cancer in throat and neck. On Friday (March 25),the 63-year-old musician's wife and manager, Cathy-Sarah Holmes, who first shared the news of his diagnosis in a social media post last month,...
March 26, 2022
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Former W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES Is In Second Week Of Radiation Treatment For Throat And Neck Cancer

Former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes is in his second week of radiation therapy in his battle with cancer in throat and neck. On Friday (March 18),the 63-year-old musician's wife and manager, Cathy-Sarah Holmes, who first shared the news of his diagnosis in a social media post last month, issued...
March 19, 2022
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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS Blasts 'Bully' PUTIN: 'Today, I Am Ukrainian'

W.A.S.P. leader Blackie Lawless has blasted Russian president Vladimir Putin as a "bully" whose motivation for invading Ukraine was "simple, godless selfishness." Earlier today, Lawless released the following statement via W.A.S.P.'s official web site: "With regards to any invading force, I am an Am...
March 17, 2022
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Former W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES Begins Chemo And Radiation Treatment For Throat And Neck Cancer

Former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes has begun undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments in his battle with cancer in throat and neck. Earlier today (Friday, March 11),the 63-year-old musician's wife and manager, Cathy-Sarah Holmes, who first shared the news of his diagnosis in a social me...
March 11, 2022
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W.A.S.P. Postpones European 40th-Anniversary Tour Until 2023

Due to coronavirus restrictions, W.A.S.P. has postponed its European 40th-anniversary tour, originally scheduled for spring of 2022, until the spring of 2023. The new dates will take place in March, April and May of 2023. All tickets previously purchased for the 2022 tour will be valid at the resche...
February 15, 2022
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Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES's Wife Asks Fans For Donations After He Is Diagnosed With Throat And Neck Cancer

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes, who has been diagnosed with a cancer in throat and neck. The campaign was organized by the 63-year-old musician's wife and manager, Cathy-Sarah Holmes, who first shared the news of his diagnosis in a social media post...
February 7, 2022
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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS Wishes CHRIS HOLMES 'The Very Best' In His Battle With Cancer

W.A.S.P. leader Blackie Lawless says that he wishes his former bandmate Chris Holmes "the very best" in his battle with cancer. It was announced earlier today that Holmes has been diagnosed with a cancer in throat and neck. As a result, the 63-year-old ex-W.A.S.P. guitarist canceled his appearance a...
February 5, 2022
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Former W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES Diagnosed With Throat And Neck Cancer

Former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes has been diagnosed with a cancer in throat and neck. As a result, he has canceled his appearance aboard this year's Monsters Of Rock cruise. However, Holmes still expects to be able to complete his previously announced Canadian tour, which is scheduled to launc...
February 5, 2022