He collapsed on stage on May 21 with his current band Ohm, and passed away soon afterwards. Eyewitness accounts suggested he'd suffered a severe heart attack.
Now that view has been confirmed by the County Of Los Angeles Department Of Medical Examiner-Coroner, who list a single cause of death as "hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease." The case has been closed.
One person who attended the Baked Potato venue in Studio City, California, told Blabbermouth: "It appeared to be a seizure. Nick stopped breathing. Two patrons began CPR until EMS arrived. EMS worked on him for 25-plus minutes, including adrenaline shots, three shocks and non-stop compressions." Read morehere.
"It's not like my career path is going to get altered," explains Roth. "I sort of know what the next ten summers are going to bring - Eddie Van Halen aside, those are ups and downs.
"I don't know when we're going to tour but I have a sense that we will; I don't know that we're going to record again - when that'll happen - but I have a sense that it's gonna happen."
Things appear to be quiet in the Van Halen camp since the group closed out their 2015 tour in support of "Tokyo Dome Live In Concert" with a pair of shows at the Hollywood Bowl in early October. Watch the episodehere.
Plant was due play a June 19 date at the city's Southbank Centre as part of "The Boat We're In", a benefit for the British Red Cross' refugee awareness campaign.
The singer and festival confirmed the schedule change, saying, "Robert is a defendant in a court case in LA which was due to take place May 10th. Through court rearrangements, the hearing has been moved to June 14th. Robert has been proud to contribute towards the British Red Cross/Refugee awareness campaign through his participation on the Long Rd EP. The Elbow song 'Blanket Of Night' is a spellbinding and remarkable succinct piece of music.
"Robert has been enthusiastic to help in any way to the increased awareness and support of so many powerless and distraught peoples. Therefore the opportunity afforded at Guy Garvey's Meltdown was an event that Robert was passionately drawn to." Read more and listen to both songs that are the center of the lawsuithere.
The group revealed news of Downie's health issue on Tuesday, saying, "After 30-some years together as The Tragically Hip, thousands of shows, and hundreds of tours…we've decided to do another one. This feels like the right thing to do now, for Gord, and for all of us."
The month-long 11-date run across Canada in support of forthcoming June 17 album, "Man Machine Poem", will kick off in Victoria, BC on July 22 and wrap up in the band's hometown of Kingston, ON on August 20.
Tickets for the Man Machine Poem Tour will be available on Friday, June 3 at 10am local time. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Sunnybrook Foundation. Read more and see the dateshere.
The project will present the group's output from 1969 to 1979 on audiophile quality 180-gram vinyl, starting with an expanded 2LP edition of the band's self-titled 1969 record featuring the original 1969 stereo mix and the 1973 "Beginnings" stereo mix.
"Live At Ludlow Garage: 1970" makes its debut in a triple-LP package presenting the complete concert for the first time, with 2LP sets each of 1971's "At Fillmore East", 1972's "Eat A Peach" and 1976's "Wipe The Window, Check The Oil, Dollar Gas" alongside single LPs each of "Idlewild South" (1970), "Brothers And Sisters" (1973), "Win, Lose Or Draw" (1975) and 1979's "Enlightened Rogues"
Remastered by Kevin Reeves, all nine LP packages feature faithfully replicated original album artwork and will be available individually and in a Limited Edition 15LP Collection with exclusive extras in wooden peach crate. Read morehere.
Stanley tells 95.5 KLOS: "Look, life's too short, and regardless of whatever differences we will have and continue to have and things that we don't agree on, there's no denying what we started together. And what we started together is the reason that we're still here today. So why not celebrate it?"
Frehley left Kiss for the second and final time in 2002 and he was thrilled that he managed to convince Stanley to work with him again. He says: "I'm gonna be honest, I was patiently awaiting the email and finally I got it and I was just completely floored. I thought it was a very special vocal, it brought tears to my eyes. The track came out way better than I anticipated." Read more and watch the interviewhere.
The New York metal heroes say their most recent trek - the Gods And Kings world tour - was a groundbreaking moment in their career and they aim to go out on a high.
Manowar say: "Message To All Manowarriors. The Gods And Kings tour was a groundbreaking moment in our career. The stage, sound, video and you, our fans, were magnificent.
"Coming off such an amazing tour it was clear that the next time we must go even bigger and beyond anything we have ever done - something that will fulfil every Manowarrior's dreams.
"Then that will be the ultimate moment to say thank you and farewell. The Final Battle will begin in Germany and take us all over the world to say goodbye to all of you." Read morehere.
Guitarist Ben Bruce recently said the record was dripping with "raw energy and aggression," adding: "You turn it on and you're like, 'Wow, they're back.'"
Asking Alexandria complete their current run of tour dates with appearances at the Reading and Leeds festivals in August. See the dates and watch the new music videohere.
Now they say work will commence on the follow-up to 2013's Battle Maximus - and they say the writing process has begun. They say in a statement: "Yes, Gwar has united itself to record yet another disasterpiece and it has been secretly in the writing phase for months in a crackhouse of seclusion in the northside of Chicago.
"A due date for the record has not been decided but the band is grinding out what may prove to be their most savage and bloodthirsty tracks to date." Read morehere.
Guitarist Jake Bowen had this to say about the track: "It's like handing somebody a grenade - it's so in-your-face and brutal for us. It was a great way to start."
Colleague Misha Mansoor adds: "Every one of our albums has a nice long intro, and we were like, 'Let's kick this off with a drum fill and a pissed-off riff.' It's something we haven't done. It was fun." Stream the songhere.
Six of the stamps will feature artwork from six classic Pink Floyd albums - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn, Atom Heart Mother, The Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Endless River.
A further four stamps, gathered in a miniature sheet, feature images from Floyd live performances including shows at London's UFO Club and on The Wall and the Division Bell tours. Read morehere.
The Dead Daisies parted ways with Richard Fortus and Dizzy Reed earlier this year after the pair joined Guns N' Roses for their reunion shows. The band quickly recruited Doug Aldrich, and the former Dio and Whitesnake guitarist will appear on Make Some Noise and play with the band on their summer European tour dates.
Frontman John Corabi said: "Europe is always a blast. We love the festivals, and we're very much looking forward to playing another run of shows in the UK as well as our own dates in Germany. We'll bring new songs, a new monster player on guitar - so let's do this." Watch the teaser video and see the artwork, tracklistinghere.
Cooper tells EonMusic: "Johnny is one of these guys that just loves that era, and he's a killer guitar player. There's a movie called Chocolat and he plays this gypsy guitar player. He does all this Django Reinhardt stuff - and it's really him.
"It's not somebody playing for him. Joe Perry heard that, and he called up and said, 'Can I get guitar lessons from you?' So that's how good Johnny is." Read morehere.
Four Year Strong had the following to say about the clip and their upcoming live plans: "Check out our new music video for Who Cares? We'll be playing it all summer on the Warped Tour."
The band play this weekend's Slam Dunk festival in the UK before the Vans Warped Tour dates in North America. See the upcoming dates and watch the new videohere.
He says: "Like every other Dinosaur Jr record, it is fantastic. They are one of my favourite bands and one of the best live bands ever. I can't wait for you to hear this record - you're going to love it."
In addition, the band will embark on an extensive run of dates across Europe, North America, Japan and the UK over the coming months, including shows with Jane's Addiction in July. Watch the videohere.
He says: "I feel I have unfinished business, stories still left to tell, points to make, noise to create, all of the above. Besides, it wasn't a choice, more of a need.
"My intention is very simple. I want to sing about what makes me tick, about what I believe in. Hopefully you will believe in it too. I hope I can help by being passionate through entertainment. I'm currently writing the first album. We hope to record later this year and release next year through Frontiers Records." Read morehere.
Guitarist and producer German Vergara says of the record: "Without a doubt it's our most profound work so far. With Hawaii, we dug deep in search of a concept that could really move us. Our objective was to write music that would emotionally and mentally take us to the place where the events in the album occur - space.
"All the music on the album was written with our hearts and minds set on the idea of these human colonies - a small group of people who are able to preserve some of the heritage of mankind after Earth is destroyed." Read morehere.
Cunningham tells Rock 105: "We had tears of joy when he was laying it down. When he plays, you know immediately it's him, and that's a rarity. And we've grown up on him and became friends with his band over the years, toured together. And it was just a magical pairing."
The drummer says Deftones were trying to come up with a suitable guest star for the track when they decided to ask their old friend Cantrell. He adds: "We had this song. It was pretty much done. It could have been left as is, but it sort of had this big kind of a gaping hole in the end, like a gap, that could have just been or we could have filled it up with something." Read morehere.