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Asking Alexandria Involved in Tour Bus Accident

Instagram UK metalcore band Asking Alexandria were involved in a tour bus accident earlier today (Dec. 2) in the midst of their headlining run on the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour. No serious injuries have been reported, although the bus itself suffered some significant damage on the way from Cleveland, Ohio, to Chicago. The news was reported by a series of Tweets by various band members, who all seem to be okay, although lead guitarist Ben Bruce is nursing a sprained ankle. The Monster Outbreak tour also features As I Lay Dying, Memphis May Fire, I See Stars and Attila. In one of their tweets, Asking Alexandria promised fans that tonight’s Chicago show would still go on as planned. The North American tour is scheduled through Dec. 16 in Tampa, Fla. Below are separate tweets from Bruce, drummer James Cassells and guitarist Cameron Liddell, as well as the entire band, regarding the bus crash: So our bus had abit of a crash this morning! Thankfully everyone involved is ok! Chicago we are still coming to rock you, don’t worry — Asking Alexandria (@AfuckingA) December 2, 2012 Sprained ankle and a fucked up bus…..love crashing :/ instagr.am/p/Svf7qAjn7t/ — Ben Bruce (@BenAfuckingA) December 2, 2012 So we got in an accident this morning, thankfully everyone is ok! instagr.am/p/SvfuTqw7r9/ — James Cassells (@JamesAfuckingA) December 2, 2012 So one of our buses crashed last night. Fortunately everyone is ok. Fucking scary times :/ — Cameron Liddell (@camAfuckingA) December 2, 2012 [button href=”http://loudwire.com/asking-alexandria-record-80s-inspired-covers-digital-ep/” title=”Next: Asking Alexandria Record ’80s-Inspired Covers EP” align=”center”]

Daily Reload: Soundgarden, Trent Reznor + More

Jim Dyson, Getty Images – Soundgarden had quite a night Monday, with the full band making a surprise appearance at  Chris Cornell ‘s  Hurricane Sandy benefit after a mini-set at the Late Show With David Letterman. [ Loudwire ] – Trent Reznor is turning up everywhere these days, including helping out Queens of the Stone Age on their next album. [ Loudwire ] – You know all of the songs by heart. Now check out the 10 Catchiest Metal Songs. [ Loudwire ] – Chris Cornell says Billy Corgan owes him $40,000 for help getting a past gig. [ Loudwire ] – I See Stars are bouncing back from their Falling in Reverse tour ousting, filling the vacancy left by Suicide Silence on the 2012 Outbreak Tour after Mitch Lucker ‘s death. [ Loudwire ] – Metallica performed the song ‘Escape’ live for the first time and video has surfaced. [ Ultimate Metallica ] – Extra! Extra! It’s the 10 Best Free MP3 Downloads of 2012. [ Diffuser.fm ] – Senses Fail are heading back into the studio to start recording their next album. [ Rock Music Report ] – The Rolling Stones have announced another North American show, and Mick Jagger defends the ticket costs. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – John Fogerty is putting pen to paper to write his memoir. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ]

I See Stars Fill Suicide Silence’s Spot on 2012 Outbreak Tour

Facebook: I See Stars It’s been a roller-coaster few weeks for I See Stars , who were bounced off Falling in Reverse ‘s ‘ The Thug in Me Is You ‘ fall trek after disagreements with FIR singer Ronnie Radke . However, the group has rebounded rather well, filling the vacancy left by Suicide Silence on the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour . Headliners Asking Alexandria welcomed the band on board, and the group will play between tour openers Atilla and Memphis May Fire in the lineup. Suicide Silence had to drop out of the run after the tragic death of singer Mitch Lucker during a motorcycle crash on Halloween night. Asking Alexandria guitarist Ben Bruce said in a statement: First and foremost I would like to talk about a dear friend of mine who was prematurely taken from us this month. Mitch Lucker was one of the kindest and most passionate people I have ever had the pleasure of calling my friend. My thoughts are not only with his family and friends, but also with the millions of people, worldwide, who Mitch helped to mold and inspire into the people they are today. A great man was lost who’s love and passion reached all corners of the globe. As many of you know, Suicide Silence were preparing to join us on our upcoming ‘Outbreak’ Tour. Due to the devastating circumstances they will no longer be joining us physically. They will however, Mitch included, be with us in spirit. We will go out on this tour with As I Lay Dying , Memphis May Fire & Attila to pay our tributes and respects to Mitch and his brothers in Suicide Silence. A portion of all tickets and official tour t-shirts sold will go to Mitch‘s daughter for the Kenadee Lucker Education Fund. Suicide Silence could never be replaced on our tour as they are the only band in the world who could bring their element, intensity and power to the line-up. For the sake of giving the fans the best show we can under the circumstances, we have decided to add Sumerian Records family members I See Stars to the bill, NOT AS A REPLACEMENT BY ANY MEANS, but as another band who’s love and passion for music and their fans is as tried and true as ours. Now, more than ever, we need to come together to celebrate our collective love of music and to show compassion & solidarity in our scene. It’s time to put aside all petty differences and remember what it is that brings us all together, the music. Mitch – from myself and everyone else who will be taking part in this tour, you are forever in our hearts. This one’s for you. We love you. Cheers – Ben Bruce The Monster Energy Outbreak Tour launches Nov. 16 in Edmonton, Alberta and runs through a Dec. 16 finale in Tampa, Fla. [button href=”http://loudwire.com/asking-alexandria-guitarist-next-album-will-feature-more-radio-singles/” title=”Next: Asking Alexandria Discuss Radio-Friendlier Next Album” align=”center”]

Suicide Silence Frontman Mitch Lucker Killed in Motorcycle Accident

Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com There’s sad news to report as Suicide Silence frontman Mitch Lucker has died at the age of 28 after a late night motorcycle accident in Huntington Beach, Calif. The Press-Enterprise reports that Lucker passed away Thursday morning (Nov. 1) following the accident. The Orange County coroner’s office said the musician was pronounced dead at 6:17AM PT at the UCI Medical Center in Orange County, Calif. Huntington Beach police were investigating the crash Thursday morning and expected to release details once their investigation was complete. Lucker, a native of Riverside, Calif., formed Suicide Silence with his friends in 2002. The group released their debut disc, ‘The Cleansing’ in 2007 and followed that by the well-received discs ‘No Time to Bleed’ and ‘The Black Crown.’ During his tenure, Lucker and his bandmates won Revolver Gold Gods Awards for Most Innovative Band and Best New Band. The surviving members of Suicide Silence released the following statement: There’s no easy way to say this. Mitch passed away earlier this morning from injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident. This is completely devastating to all of us and we offer our deepest condolences to his family. He will be forever in our hearts. R.I.P. Mitchell Adam Lucker. We love you, brother. The band’s label, Nuclear Blast Records, issued a statement that reads as follows: It is with great sadness and regret this morning that we have to report that Mitch Lucker, vocalist of SUICIDE SILENCE, passed away a few hours ago due to injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident. NUCLEAR BLAST would like to offer our condolences to his family, friends, band members and fans worldwide who are affected by this loss. He left us doing what he loved to do most. He was 28 years old and will be sorely missed. Fans are encouraged to share their memories, photos of Mitch and condolences on the band’s official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SuicideSilence Suicide Silence were slated to return to touring Nov. 16 for the 2012 Outbreak Tour . They were also part of the bill for the upcoming California Metalfest VI . Loudwire would like to offer its deepest condolences to Mitch Lucker’s family and band mates. Our thoughts are with you during this tragic time. [button href=”http://loudwire.com/sons-of-azrael-vocalist-joe-siracuse-dies-at-29/” title=”Next: See the Rockers We’ve Lost in 2012″ align=”center”]

Asking Alexandria, As I Lay Dying, Suicide Silence + More Reveal Dates for 2012 Outbreak Tour

Asking Alexandria are ready to take their turn in the spotlight as the UK metalcore act will head up the 2012 Monster Energy Outbreak Tour. As previously reported, As I Lay Dying, Suicide Silence, Memphis May Fire, and Attila will join the band on the North American trek and now the full itinerary has been revealed. The trek launches Nov. 16 in Edmonton, Canada, and continues on its month-long journey

Asking Alexandria, As I Lay Dying, Suicide Silence + More Locked In for 2012 Outbreak Tour

The lineup for the 2012 Monster Energy Outbreak Tour has been announced and it’s a raging one. Fresh off their opening spot on the 2012 Mayhem Fest main stage, Asking Alexandria will be headlining.  In addition, support acts As I Lay Dying, Suicide Silence, Memphis May Fire and Attila round out the bill. The tour will mark Asking Alexandria’s biggest headlining gig to date and the band couldn’t be more

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