Update on Chris Tapp

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

I’ve had some email and comment requests for an update on Cold Stares singer/guitarist Chris Tapp. (See here.)

Yesterday, Tapp had his first major surgery. As I understand it, it was to remove some of his lymph nodes, along with as much of the cancer as the doctors can find.  (Yeah. On the day the guy’s first album is released, he goes in for  a 3.5 hour surgery to save his life.)

Cold Stares drummer Brian Mullins posted this on the band’s Facebook page last night:


So that’s good news. Chris wrote last week that an MRI and various other tests indicated that the cancer hadn’t spread beyond his lymph nodes. He still has long odds. But it’s been mostly better news since his initial diagnosis.

Still working out the details for a benefit show. Right now, we’re thinking of a show here in Nashville, a silent auction, along with maybe an online auction. In the next week or so I’ll post more on the benefit, as well as details how you can contribute to help Chris and his family.

I found out a couple weeks ago that in addition to everything else, Chris and his wife bought a house just before he was diagnosed.


MORE:  You can now get the band’s first album at Amazon.

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4 Responses to “Update on Chris Tapp”

  1. #1 |  Burgers Allday | 

    Okay, I bought it. Not my type of music. When it comes to rock two-somes I prefer The Flat Duo Jets. But: (i) that CS man is super talented in the voice and gtr depts; and (ii) the tragic aspects of his story made me cry.

    I pray and hope for his recovery.

    Burgers out!

  2. #2 |  Marty | 

    good stuff- I would’ve bought it anyway to help out, but this stands up on it’s own.

    I’m hoping for good things for Chris, his family, and the Cold Stares.

  3. #3 |  Linda | 

    Sounds like you have some good things in the works to help out your friend. A benefit show, online and silent auction all sound like some real good ideas. I hope it is a huge success!

  4. #4 |  cthulhu | 

    It’s up on iTunes now as well.