Here’s a shot from the first show that Mike Nub did with AMF at The Derby in LA, August 13, 2004. Since I’m sure it’s the first thing a lot of people are wondering, he lost his forearm in an industrial accident — you can read the story of what happened here. Check out his IAM page for videos of performance and more.
“I was out of the hospital in less than two weeks, my hand being replaced by phantom sensations and a stainless steel hook. I’ve since abandoned the hook, as well as any ‘hand’ attachments that came with it. To this day, I still have those sensations, even though they fade more and more as time passes. I’ve never had too much grief either over the whole ordeal… guess it didn’t make much sense to. In actuality, it has in a lot of ways made me a more complete person, a stronger man, a better individual. I’ve learned how to be more outgoing, more thoughtful and more observant. Above all, I finally learned despite everything how to feel pride, something I could never grasp, even with two hands.”