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Watch Dio's Last Performance- Ozzy Literary Award- Hail! Slipknot's Paul Gray- Slash Talks Guns N' Roses- All Shall Perish Lineup Change- Muse Upstage Slayer- more

06/07/2010
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You can now watch Dio's last performance. Blabbermouth has the info and video: Joe and Damian from the Black Sabbath fan site Black-Sabbath.com have posted footage from Ronnie James Dio's last-ever concert with Heaven & Hell, which took place on August 29, 2009 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The clip is for the song "The Mob Rules", which was taped with permission from the band, and it documents the final time that Ronnie ever took the stage. Watch it here

In Friday's Daily Noise by Fuse and Billboard.com featured the second part of our in-depth interview with Slash. The legendary guitarist talks about his time with Guns N' Roses, and the band's eligibility for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. He explains why if he hadn't been in GnR, they still "would have been my favorite band," and talks about what it might have been like if the original band had stayed together. Check it out here

Spike TV's 4th Annual Guys Choice Awards were held at Sony Studios on June 5th in Los Angeles, California. Ozzy Osbourne won the Literary Achievement honor for his recent memoir, I Am Ozzy. more

All Shall Perish has announced the departure of drummer (and original member) Matt Kuykendall, who has been replaced by Adam Pierce. Meanwhile, guitar player Jason Richardson has left the group to join Born Of Osiris. Francesco Artusato has subsequently joined the band. more

The Beatles did it, then U2 copied them and now Bon Jovi are heading to the roof for a gig. Bon Jovi might have 12 shows lined up inside the O2 Arena in London – but they plan to kick off their so-called 'residency' by playing on the roof of the building. more

Spiritual Beggars, featuring Arch Enemy's Michael Amott (guitars) and Sharlee D'Angelo (bass) have officially parted ways with vocalist JB, and welcome their new singer , Apollo Papathanasio. more

Video footage of Hail!- the supergroup featuring vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens, guitarist Andreas Kisser, drummer Paul Bostaph (and bassist James Lomenzo- performing a cover version of the Slipknot's "(Sic)" as a tribute to fallen Slipknot bassist Paul Gray on Saturday, June 5 at club Tochka in Moscow, Russia can be viewed here

Muse unveiled a giant UFO as part of their new set while playing at Germany's Rock AM Ring festival, however the prop was so big, it blocked the channel's signal from the event. A member of the band's team told NME that Muse's UFO stopped MTV from broadcasting Slayer's performance live from the event. more

Rage Against The Machine made good on their promise of a free London show, playing a triumphant open air show in Finsbury Park in front of 40,000 fans on Sunday. more

Babyshambles have assured fans their planned gigs will go ahead after drummer Adam Ficek announced he was leaving the group. more

Down 'N Outz, the new group featuring Def Leppard's Joe Elliott and The Quireboys, enlisted Alice Cooper, Brian May and Ian Hunter and other British musical royalty for their new video for the song "England Rocks." Check it out here

The BlackDiamondSkye North American tour - featuring Alice In Chains, Deftones and Mastodon - has confirmed a date in San Jose, CA on October 11 more

Montreal post-rock legends Godspeed You! Black Emperor have announced the newest addition to Nightmare Before Christmas festival, which they are curating on behalf of All Tomorrow's Parties. Who better to compliment the bizarre free-form droning of GY!BE than "Weird Al" Yankovic? more

While The Faces have announced that they're reuniting sans original frontman Rod Stewart, guitarist Ronnie Wood says they "haven't ruled out" getting Stewart to play with them again at some point. more

With their first album in 20 years "Something for Everybody" set for a June 14th release, Devo have announced that they will appear in the hit animated series Futurama's 100th episode special. The episode will see Devo campaign for mutant rights. Leela's parents are second-class, mutant citizens who live underground in the sewers, the members of Devo have mutated over the years, while vocalist Mark Mothersbaugh helps out with their campaign for equality.

According to BW&BK's Japanese source, Loudness guitarist Akira Takasaki was forced to perform the band's entire set at the Time To Rock Festival in Seoul, Korea on June 5th sitting down. Takasaki was reportedly suffering from severe back pain more

Candlemass are to have their classic 1986 album Epicus Doomicus Metallicus re-released on vinyl at the end of this month. more

Dying Fetus and Origin will team up for a handful of European shows in mid-August more

Sunset Strip glam stars Steel Panther will release a new single on June 13 - a surprise cover version of Backstreet Boys' mega-hit "I Want It That Way". This will only be available as a download single. more

After six years, 700+ shows, several releases, countless tours of North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, Ruiner will be calling it a day in October 2010 (as October 5th is the anniversary of the band's first show). more

A teaser clip for "Another Way To Die", a brand new song from Chicago heavy rockers Disturbed, can be viewed here. The track is the first single from the band's new album, "Asylum", which is due this fall via Reprise Records.

Matthew and Gunnar Nelson announced that Mark Slaughter (Slaughter, Vinnie Vincent Invasion) will join their band Nelson as lead guitarist for the Nelson 20th Anniversary Tour. more

Members of the Norwegian stoner metal band Krakow has recently joined forces with Kraft (guitar and vocals) and Blix (vocals) in the Bergen-based black metal group Viğr. The new project, which is rounded out by Eld (bass and vocals) and Tulkas (drums), will enter the studio in August. more

Rob Halford was asked do you think that Judas Priest will get their star on the Birmingham Walk Of Stars in your British hometown? And he responded, "That would be nice, wouldn't it? I don't know how that works. Is it to do with the city council, or is it a separate body of people? It would be wonderful if we could get that. I was in Hollywood a couple of weeks ago and walking down Hollywood Boulevard and [saw] all the stars there, and [Priest co-manager] Jayne [Andrews] mentioned that Priest had been offered a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. We've just never been there when they wanted to do the ceremony. God, I would just be ecstatic, because I love movies and Hollywood." more -

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