Bayside Drummer Killed In Accident

Published: 2005-11-01
John "Beatz" Holohan, drummer for Long Island rock band Bayside, was killed early Monday morning (October 31) in a single vehicle crash near Cheyenne, WY. The band had played the previous night in Colorado and were en route to Magna, UT for a Halloween show when their van hit a patch of ice and flipped over on the highway.

Bass player Nick Ghanbarian and members of Bayside's crew were seriously injured in the crash and remain in hospital. Singer Anthony Raneri and guitarist Jack O'Shea suffered minor injuries and have already been discharged from hospital.

Bayside were touring as part of Victory Records' Never Sleep Again tour with labelmates Hawthorne Heights, Silverstein and Aiden. Last night's show in Utah was cancelled; plans for the rest of the tour remained unknown at press time.

Donations to a memorial fund set up for Holohan's family can be made by visiting Bayside's website at John Holohan was 31 years old.

Writer: Neil McDonald



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I love Bayside! I live in Utah, and I was on my way to the show when I heard about this! I couldn't believe it. I was so shocked. I just want to say God Bless, and we'll never forget John! I'll keep you guys in my prayers!

A fan,
Ashlee H
Posted by: Anonymous on November 01, 2005
I was deeply hurt. Bayside won't be the same without john.
Posted by: Anonymous on November 09, 2005
God Bless him with open arms.
Posted by: Anonymous on December 19, 2005
hes in a better place now & he will always be remembered & loved. GOD bless
Posted by: Anonymous on January 20, 2006
I only heard of Bayside in September 2005 and loved it as soon as I heard it. When I heard about the accident in October I was really shocked, and even though I didn't really know the band I was still sad to hear about it.

I wish you all the best.

Posted by: Anonymous on January 23, 2006
R.I.P "Beatz"
Posted by: Anonymous on February 18, 2006
i saw bayside a year and a half ago and just saw them tonight again. i loved their show so much
Posted by: Anonymous on April 13, 2006
i have listened to many of thier stuff, and have been to like a million of there concerts! when i heard about the accident in october i was hurt. i did not think they were going to play again but when they did i was so happy... but something was missing..."beats". it will never be the same again...(243)may his soul rest forever, and let us never forget him...EVER.
Posted by: Anonymous on June 14, 2006
i miss you so much. you are in my heart.
love mom
Posted by: Anonymous on July 11, 2006
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