Linkin Park and Other Rock Star Charity Work

Today (February 11) is Mike Shinoda’s birthday, and without a doubt, Linkin Park is one of rock’s most prolific when it comes to charity work.  In honor of his birthday, we look at Linkin Park and other notable charity efforts in the rock world.

First Induction Class Heading Into Hall Of Heavy Metal History

The Hall of Heavy Metal History opens its doors tonight (January 18) in Los Angeles with its first inductees -- a list that includes Ronnie James Dio, Lemmy Killmister, Scorpions,  guitarists Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot) and Ross "The Boss" Friedman (Manowar), bassist Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Osbourne, Whitesnake) and drummers Vinnie Appice (Black…

Rock Ghosts We’d Want To “Haunt” Us

Sadly, a lot of our favorite rockers are no longer with us.  Playing their music on the regular is a great way to keep their spirit alive, but with Halloween just days away, this thought popped into our heads: What if those spirits decided to pay us a visit? Slightly morbid ideas aside, we thought…

A Salute To Dio And The Origin Of "Metal Horns"

The late, great Ronnie James Dio would've turned 74 today (July 10th), and besides all of the great music he's contributed in the history of rock and metal, Dio's other great contribution is the now iconic "metal horns" or "sign of the horns" hand gesture.