You may recall that Mastodon revealed they had to cancel their tour with Dinosaur Jr due to their longtime manager Nick John’s ongoing battle with pancreatic cancer. Unfortunately, it’s now been announced that John has passed away.
The band’s guitarist and vocalist Brent Hinds confirmed the news with a post on his Instagram, sharing a picture of John with the caption “R.I.P. Nick John” and a broken heart emoji. The band then took to Facebook to share a statement, writing, "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."
Rock photographer Andrew Stuart also paid tribute to the late Mastodon and Gojira manager on Facebook. See the tributes below.