Mastodon And Nick John

Mastodon’s Longtime Manager Nick John Passes Away (Updated)


Update September 09th, 2018 12:55pm:

An official statement regarding John‘s passing has since released and can be found below. Additionally, Mastodon‘s drummer/vocalist Brann Dailor has also commented, as has Gojira, whom John also managed.

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RIP @nickjzoso

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Thank you for your guidance, your wisdom , your never ending hard work and dedication to Mastodon, always pushing and reaching turning over every stone to make sure we were always protected and always had every opportunity any of us could dream of. Thank you for making yourself available morning noon and night to handle every crisis or situation that ever came up. Thank you for being so passionate and believing in us with such enthusiasm that we considered you part of the band. Thank you for your calm demeanor, your level head and your sharp sense of humor. Thank you for showing all of us how to work our phones and computers with incredible patience via NJ solutions. Thank you for your smile and your infectious laugh but most of all, thank you for your unconditional love and friendship, we love you very much and are going to miss you more than we know. We love you Nick John. RIP. Sending love and strength to his wife @theoriginalleen who is also a dear friend of ours. We love you Colleen! #nickjohn #bestdudeever

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Original Story:

Mastodon vocalist/guitarist Brent Hinds has revealed the sad news that their longtime manager Nick John has passed away. The band recently cancelled their fall planned tour with Dinosaur Jr and Netherlands when John‘s battle with pancreatic cancer apparently took a turn for the worse.

They previously commented on his battle against the disease via social media, you can see what they had to say here. In a post shared today, September 08th, Hinds revealed that John has succumbed to the disease.

Tragically Mastodon have a long history with cancer in their immediate and extended family, having previously discussed the matter openly with the disease becoming a big part of the theme of their 2017 album, “Emperor Of Sand“.


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R.I.P. Nick John ??

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