On September 8th, Nick John left us. Manager of bands such as Mastodon and Gojira; member of The Rick Sales Entertainment Group managing Slayer’s albums and many more.
Nick John has lost the fight with pancreatic cancer.
Brent Hinds, the lead guitarist of Mastodon, was the first one to inform about the loss. The musician posted on his Instagram profile a photo with the deceased, with a short description: “R.I.P. Nick John”.
Last month, the band postponed the starting date of the American tour with Dinosaur Jr., without delving into details. For the official reason giving the “critical situation of one of the members of the Mastodon family”.
Brann Dailor, the band’s drummer, wrote:
I cannot imagine where Mastodon would be now without him. It is an essential part of the success we have achieved as a band. not to mention the fact that he was the one of the best people you could ever meet.
The manager has been mentioned by other people from the music industry since yesterday. Among them, the drummer of Gojira Mario Duplantier, Sebastian Bach and photographer Andrew Stuart.
Rock in Peace Nick John. Together with Rick Sales you made many many metal dreams come true. Life certainly can be terribly unfair. My heartfelt condolences to your family and @mastodonmusic + all at RSE Group past + present 🙏 https://t.co/QikQSeuTvy
— Sebastian Bach (@sebastianbach) September 8, 2018
Still not computing that this day is actually real.Rest easy Nick John.I’m honored to have spent over 15 years working…
Source: blabbermouth.net / Fot. Instagram: bhinds