Bayside Drummer John “Beatz” Holohan wurde bei einem tragischen Unfall getötet, hier das Statement von Victory Records und der Tathergang im O-Ton. RIP John!
“There has been a tragic loss. Bayside was in a terrible accident this morning while driving to today’s concert on the “Never Sleep Again” Tour, which includes their friends and label mates Hawthorne Heights, Silverstein and Aiden. Their drummer John “Beatz” Holohan was killed when their van flipped after hitting a patch of ice outside of Cheyenne, WY. Their bass player Nick Ghanbarian was also seriously injured. Anthony and Jack have thankfully been discharged from the hospital. Members of the band’s crew also remain hospitalized.
John Beatz was an integral part of Victory’s Artist Family. He was a gifted, caring and special human being. He epitomized that NYC, street-smart, rock musician flair in everything he did. As a Chicago guy, I always felt like I was communicating with a brother from another neighborhood on the other side of one big city. He made the music. I got it into the stores and helped make people aware that it existed.
John was the type of Artist that I always wanted to fight for. He was appreciative and wanted to win not only for himself, but, more importantly, for the team. His phone calls and daily e-mail updates were always a reminder as to why I am in this business. I will miss them. Every time I heard from him he told me that he was “having the time of his life.” He played every show like it would be his last. None of us were ready for that show to end.
The “Beatz” will go on and will never be forgotten.”
Tony Brummel, Victory Records