The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (https://www.diocancerfund.org), founded in memory of the late rock legend, will commemorate what would have been Dio’s 78th birthday on July 10 with a video in which rock music celebrities talk about what Ronnie and his music has meant to them. Dio lost his months-long battle with gastric cancer 10 years ago, and the charity founded after his passing has raised more than $2 million to fight the disease that took his life. Largely compiled from red carpet interviews with celebrity guests at various Dio Cancer Fund events, including the 10th Anniversary Awards Gala held at the Avalon in Hollywood in February (see our coverage here) just before the pandemic shutdown, the video contains special video messages from Rob Halford and Geezer Butler, who were close friends of Dio’s. Among those also expressing their thoughts are Dave Grohl, Jack Black, Rudy Sarzo, Craig Goldy, Scott Warren, Simon Wright and Vinny Appice of the Dio band, Fred Coury, Robbie Crane and Ricky Warwick of Black Star Riders, Ahmet Zappa, Joey Vera, Glenn Hughes, Jeff Pilson, Doug Aldrich, Terry Ilous and Eddie Trunk, who hosts most of the Dio Cancer Fund events. Continue reading
Comedian and musician Jack Black is best known as one half of the duo Tenacious D which has a new album coming soon. As a guest on the Good Mythical MORE vlog hosted by YouTubers Rhett And Link, Jack was asked to choose the most metal album cover of all time from a selection of Amon Amarth, Iron Maiden, Ronnie James Dio, Manowar, Molly Hatchet (?) and Wretched. Watch the video and see where he landed. Tenacious D’s new album, Post-Apocalypto, is coming this November 2nd, 2018, Continue reading
Jack Black and Kyle Gass a.k.a. Tenacious D previously announced their new album Post-Apocalypto, coming this November 2nd, 2018, Produced by John Spiker, and featuring long-time collaborator Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters on drums. In conjunction with the album, the band is releasing a six-part animated video series the band created, also called Post-Apocalypto. The series will air on the bands’ YouTube channel in the weeks leading up to the album drop. You can watch the trailer now. Continue reading
Tenacious D’s whose hilarious metal-inspired cult comedy Tenacious D And The Pick of Destiny will see a sequel released in 2018. During the band’s performance at Shaky Knees Music Festival on Sunday, Jack Black announced that the film would be released this October.
Wow! Audioslave is reuniting to to play the “Anti-Inaugural Ball” at Los Angeles’ Teragram Ballroom on Friday, January 20th. Continue reading