Hail! Taps Ex-Megadeth Bassist to Replace Paul Gray for Upcoming Tour

Hail! have announced that they will not cancel their upcoming tour plans despite the recent death of their bassist Paul Gray. Gray will be replaced by former Megadeth bassist James Lomenzo.

The band released the following statement:

“On Monday we were dealt a devastating blow with Paul’s passing two days before our departure.  We discussed the situation and unanimously thought that in the face of this tragedy we needed to remain strong and push forward because Paul would have vehemently insisted that the show must go on.  In a desperate situation we made an emergency call to James Lomenzo and James responded with a Herculean effort, on only one day’s notice, to fly to Portugal and rescue the Rock In Rio Festival.  His immediate and unselfish call to arms single-handedly saved this entire tour.”