It's been a rough weekend in the heavy metal world ...

First, came the news Saturday that Static - X founder and frontman Wayne Static died. Our condolences to Wayne's wife, family and friends.

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Then Sunday, Soil ... and former Drowning Pool ... singer, Ryan McCombs had a stroke in his sleep.  Fortunately, he was rushed to the hospital in time to prevent more serious physical damage but says he is having some trouble.  He posted this on facebook:

"Thanks to Izzi [Ryan's girlfriend] making me go to the hospital Monday morning we caught it before my stupid brain made to much of a mess of me.. I'm already doing better but I'm warned it'll be a bit of a road.

"The Angry Hobbit is a stubborn prick and I believe shit will right itself in no time. I mean, hell, my stupid dumb right hand only made me take 15 minutes to write this...lol seriously. That's whooping the horse's booty from just last night.

"In great hands here and Izzi is keeping a protective eye."

Best wishes to Ryan and Izzi!  Hopefully, Ryan and Soil will be back in business soon!