IMMEDIATE TREATMENT TO CONTINUE – ZOOM WILL STILL PERFORM AT ORANGE COUNTY ALBUM PLAY SHOWS THIS WEEKEND
REPLACEMENT TO BE NAMED FOR JULY-AUGUST DATES SO X CAN CONTINUE WITH THE TOUR IN SUPPORT OF ZOOM
(Los Angeles, CA – July 9, 2015) Legendary guitarist, punk legend, and all-around nice guy, Billy Zoom, has been diagnosed with cancer. Yesterday, Zoom was given the news that he has an aggressive form of bladder cancer and immediate treatment is necessary to fight the disease. The 67-year-old musician/producer/electronics wiz will begin chemo treatment next week.
In early 2010, Zoom revealed that he had been successfully treated for prostate cancer.
X and Zoom are committed to this weekend’s 4-album play shows at Orange County’s The Observatory. Joining X for these shows will be The Blasters and Mike Watt.
X will continue with their previously announced July and August mid-west and east coast tour dates as planned in support of Billy and his family. A replacement for Zoom will be announced shortly.
X and manager, Mike Rouse, have begun a fund to help Zoom with his upcoming medical costs.
Statement from X:
In the music community, we all take turns helping each other & have since the beginning. Punk rock and benefits always went hand in hand: you name the cause, and the bands and fans will be there. Now it's our turn to help Billy Zoom, the wittiest, smartest, nicest, best guitar player & friend I know. I would do anything to help him get better, help take care of his family, and lessen his woes. Billy has begun chemo treatment at Cedars Sinai for Bladder cancer. He has a long road ahead of him but we are confident he's beat cancer once and he'll do it again!
Please keep Billy in your prayers and send some positive energy his way! Donating a few bucks will help take away some of his financial stress and worry. It's the punk rock thing to do.
Exene, John, DJ, and Mike
Please donate to Support Billy Zoom’s Kick Cancer Fight by visiting: