Today marks the two-year anniversary of the death of the legendary Ronnie James Dio. A variety of Dio tributes have been paid from all around the metal community, and Canadian metal band 3 Inches of Blood decided to pay homage by releasing a special lyric video for their song "Look Out," off their latest album, Long Live Heavy Metal.
Gibson Acoustic and Sheryl Crow announce their second collaboration with the release of the Sheryl Crow Southern Jumbo Special Edition. This new Southern Jumbo is the most advanced acoustic-electric Southern Jumbo available.
Next week, Finnish metal band Children of Bodom will release Holiday At Lake Bodom (15 Years Of Wasted Youth), a career-spanning compilation album that features tracks from each of the band's studio albums.
With Black Sabbath's first live dates of the year looming, many fans were still wondering whether or not drummer Bill Ward would be joining the legendary band on stage. Hopes were raised when Ward was once again added to the band's Facebook page as a member recently, but an official statement from Ward now brings bad news for fans hoping for a full reunion of the original lineup — Bill Ward will be sitting out Black Sabbath's upcoming live shows.
As part of the ritual on American Idol, the finalists make a trip to their hometowns at this point in the competition. Such was the case when finalist Phillip Phillips returned to his hometown of Leesburg, Georgia, on May 12.