Jason Hook, the guitarist for Five Finger Death Punch, has undergone emergency surgery for his gallbladder. A representative for the heavy metal band reached out to TMZ to explain that Hook had been in enough pain that it prompted two separate emergency room visits. It was on the third visit that doctors determined his gallbladder needed to come out. As a result, the band announced on Twitter it had to postpone one of their tour dates.
It's being reported that Hook is currently on the mend after a Thursday night surgery. Having already postponed a show, the band was at the hospital to support their guitarist. The band only has two dates left on this leg of their tour, Saturday at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska and Sunday at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa.
Nobody really asked for it, but Meat Loaf decided to share his thoughts on Greta Thunberg and climate change — and the teen climate activist responded in the classiest way possible.
ICYMI, the 72-year-old "Bat Out of Hell" singer told the Daily Mail on New Year's Day that he believed Thunberg had been "brainwashed into thinking that there is climate change and there isn't." Um, OK.
"She hasn't done anything wrong but she's been forced into thinking that what she is saying is true," he added.
On Monday, Thunberg tweeted a response to the comments, choosing to direct people's attention away from the singer's bizarre opinion to scientific facts.
"It's not about Meatloaf," she tweeted. "It's not about me. It's not about what some people call me. It's not about left or right. It's all about scientific facts."
Thunberg also quote-tweeted a visualisation from UK climate science website Carbon Brief which cited a UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report that asserts the Paris Agreement's 1.5°C temperature goal will "slip out of reach" unless the world starts decreasing greenhouse gas emissions.
While Khymera started out as an alliance between Italian producer/musician Daniele Liverani and then Kansas singer Steve Walsh, it developed into a regular project when bassist and producer Dennis Ward (also a member of Magnum since summer 2019, ex-Pink Cream 69) entered the fold.
Dennis had always sung backing vocals in his bands, so was more than willing to take on the lead singer role on the Khymera albums ‘A New Promise’ (2005), ‘The Greatest Wonder’ (2008) and ‘The Grand Design’ (2015). The project has been on hiatus ever since, but Dennis is now returning with a brand new album entitled ‘Master of Illusions’, which is being released just over four years after ‘The Grand Design’.