Last week, I told you about Jeff Loomis' tour van for his band being broken into last week in St. Louis. This week, I'm sorry to say that his father has passed away.

The ferocious guitarist stated he was informed of the news just before he and his band went on stage in Corpus Christi on Monday.

Obviously, losing a father is no small feat. This is a huge mental, emotional and physical strain to most extents.

My condolences go out to Jeff and his family and I hope he can bounce back as soon as possible.