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Monster Magnet Mainman Hospitalized For Drug Overdose; European Tour Cancelled

MONSTER MAGNET have cancelled their European tour after the group's mainman, Dave Wyndorf, was hospitalized following a drug overdose.

"The battle with one's inner demons is the most personal fight any of us can undertake," said MONSTER MAGNET's manager, Steve Davis of Davis Entertainment Group. "The fight is at times a lonely, confusing journey. On the evening of February 27, Dave Wyndorf suffered a setback in his own fight and was hospitalized due to a drug overdose. His full recovery is expected. We ask that all those he has encountered over the years or simply affected by his music to take a moment to think good thoughts of and for him. With the grace of God and those who love him we are all confident that Dave will rebound from this set back and continue to play and make great rock and roll."

MONSTER MAGNET recently spent time at Sound City and Paramount recording studios in Los Angeles recording the follow-up to 2004's "Monolithic Baby", tentatively due this summer via SPV. The CD is being produced by friend and veteran MAGNET producer/mixer Matt Hyde ("Powertrip" and "God Says No"). Also planned for release are reissues of the band's classic albums "Tab" and "Spine of God", featuring new artwork and liner notes, as well as bonus tracks, as part of SPV's SuPerValue reissue series. A DVD is also in the planning for late 2006.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. Rulin Kmadd writes:

Damn I always wonder if the liked the smack he seemed pretty f***ed when I saw them
play 10 years back on the Dopes To Infinity tour. I hope the dude recovers herion is some
pretty bad shiit.

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2. FTWstar writes:

Monster Magnet is the best kept secret in music. Their albums could and should sell millions but they aren't given two drops of monkeys urin worth of promotion or hype from their label(s). They have a great sound with amazing solos, riffs, and unique vocals. Everyone I introduce to Monster Magnet always wants to hear more and like me wants to see them live. Download whatever you can of theirs if you can't find their albums in mainstream record stores because once you here them you'll be hooked.

# Mar 2, 2006 @ 11:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Nim Boit writes:

Yupp! Monster Magnet is to only rock n' roll band in the world!

# Mar 4, 2006 @ 10:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. mighty marcus writes:

Terrible shame, it just goes to show you should always read the label carefully and take the stated amount your doctor perscribes.

# Mar 6, 2006 @ 12:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Mega_Dave_Mustaine writes:

so f***ing sad!!@

# Mar 6, 2006 @ 7:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Rulin Kmadd writes:

dude he was shooting up. He's wrote songs about it. From what I heard
they used to give out acid to the crowd in their earlier years these guys can
def. throw down in the binge dept.

# Mar 6, 2006 @ 3:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. mighty marcus writes:

Some medications can give rise to aggressive outbursts. That is why driving, operating machinery and the carrying of fire arms is not recommended. It was luck only he was hurt. It does seem irresponsible to be handing out acid at venues as it is hazardous if it comes in contact with skin. Causing long term physical affects ranging from minor skin irritation to severe burn. What a silly billy !

# Mar 6, 2006 @ 10:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. 7575 writes:

hey it happens "drugs sex and violence help me get thru life,its not for everyone but it works for me..."hunter s thompson heroin or chin to chest as its called out here in the west coast is a weak a$$ drug stick to weed speed and brew u fools.......!!!

# Mar 11, 2006 @ 6:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Des Says No writes:

I hope Dave recovers from this..Monster Magnet are a really fantastic band and should be a lot bigger than what they are when you see the rubbish out there that does get noticed!!

# Mar 13, 2006 @ 10:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Danish writes:

Just hope they'll come to Europe as soon as Dave recovers. I was really looking forward to hearing MM live!!!

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11. BLACKDOG writes:

For some reason I thought this band had split up.

# Mar 13, 2006 @ 7:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Monkily tattood writes:

LIve motherf***er. Gotta get that next album.

# Mar 16, 2006 @ 6:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Kingspade writes:

I like Monster Magnet alot, mainly because Ed Mundell the lead guitarist is the son of some good friends of the family, and somtimes he'd come into my lunch period at my old high school because his mom (the good friend) was working there haha. so ive been listening to them for a while. But yea heroine is some badddd stuff, hopefully he can recover and kick the addiction.

# Mar 16, 2006 @ 7:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Jasen T. Davis writes:

Damn, that is sad. I hope he recovers. I'm a big Monster Man fan, and the God Says No album was one of the finest rock albums to come out in the last ten years.
Good luck, Dave! Get well soon!

# Mar 25, 2006 @ 5:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Carlos S. writes:

One of my favorite bands...."...got a knife in my back, got a hole in my arm/ when your driving the tractor on the drug farm.." I was looking forward to the new album.

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