just got this email:
I just wanted to give you a heads up about something huge that happened this week.
There was a rumor from people in the Lawrence, KS area that Christopher Crisci of the band The Appleseed Cast committed suicide earlier in the week which is why they didn't play in the Lollapalooza last band standing finale event in Chicago. Last night, this was confirmed by a source close to the band. I have been told that they will release a statement soon.
I think its from a press person that has me on their promo list, but the email address is a bit random so could just be a hoax. If not, tis very sad. They were a very very good band, some very nice records.