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    • Damn... terrible news. Metal Church's recent output with Mike has been tremendous... R.I.P.      
    • Oh wow, sad and surprising news, only 55 years old too.  Blessing In Disguise and Hanging in the Balance are two of my all-time favorite metal albums.  RIP Mike
    • Oh damn, I have really enjoyed their recent stuff. Thoughts with his loved ones. Was he ill? How did he die?
    • How to make Turbo Lover even better than it already was...  
    • On the latest episode of the 80's Glam Metalcast episode, host Metal Mike talks to Heavens Edge guitarist Reggie Wu. He reveals what the band has been up to in recent years and revisits their classic self-titled debut from 1990. Wu also shares some memories and thoughts on Cinderella guitarist Jeff LaBar, who recently passed away. On what the band has been up to and a big future announcement  Wu: "For shows - we were supposed to do M3 this year, but one of the guys got sick and we had to cancel. We just committed to Monsters On The Mountain in Tennessee in October. I love the guys in this band, we are all like brothers. Whenever we get together, we just pick up right where we left off. We also have some big news that I can’t share right now. Hopefully we will be able announce it within the next couple weeks. Things are moving along. At this point we’re just having fun with it. Me and Mark are writing songs, and the pressure is just off. We aren’t trying to be rock stars anymore. There’s talks to do an album....and that could be the news that’s coming soon. We are just in talks and I really can’t get into it."  On the fall of the band when grunge came Wu: "It was nuts. The climb to get the record deal was spectacular. Right out of the box, we were selling out wherever we would play. Those three years before we got signed were unbelievable. Then the label dropped us and the ride down was brutal. Places that we used to play that were packed, were now a quarter full. It was a big time blow to the ego. When Heavens Edge split, me Dave and George still loved playing together. We started a band called American Pie with a new singer. We did the whole flannel shirt and grunge thing. It just wasn’t true and people could see it though it. It just didn’t work and we called it a day. We were forced to find another life, and in many ways that was a Godsend. I love my family and that’s what it’s all about." On the passing of Jeff LaBar  Wu: "Me and Jeff go way back. We both auditioned for Cinderella at the time when their label wanted them to replace their drummer and guitarist. Being the local guys we both went. In an interview, Jeff broke my balls because I sat right in front of him during his audition! He totally fit the bill so much better than I did. I was in my Yngwie Malmsteen phase. We played 'Nobody’s Fool' and I’m just shredding over it and it didn’t fit. Jeff was just a monster on stage, a monster guitar player, and just a great guy. I’m crushed over his death. All of us in Heavens Edge are devastated because they were the first Philly band in our genre that made it big. We all were rooting for them. It was awesome watching them skyrocket." 
    • This sucks....excellent singer....RIP   Sadly, Metal Church vocalist Mike Howe is no longer with us. The band has issued the following statement:  "It is with our deepest regrets that we must announce the passing of our brother, our friend and true legend of heavy metal music. Mike Howe passed away this morning at his home in Eureka, California. We are devastated and at a loss for words. Please respect our privacy and the Howe family’s privacy during this most difficult time." Mike Howe was the singer of Metal Church from 1998 - 1996, and again from 2015 - 2021.
    • Shit! You're right mate. My bad.
    • The whole 'defund the police' thing is a crock of shit....I get why marginalized communities want to see change in the way the police do their jobs but they need to drop the DTP crap as it is a stupid slogan/idea....say you want those policing your community to better represent you ( not all white cops policing an all black neighborhood)....say you want better training for the cops when they interact with you (all communities)...say you want some calls to 911 such as when people are having an emotional breakdown of some sort taken by social workers ( although this one will probably get a few of those social workers stabbed or shot).....most people just hear DTP and freak out at the consequences of such an action and to be clear DTP will never happen so they should just shut up about it.....
    • The police who you lefties want defunded? Or just the "heroes" doing their jobs in healthcare? It's nice to pick and choose and change weekly who are heroes and villians depending on the way the mainstream media blow wind through empty minds.
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