The top hard rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for April 18, 2014:
Black Sabbath may have enjoyed major returns for their reunion on their '13' album, but founding drummer Bill Ward missed out on the disc after engaging in a very public contract dispute with the other original members. Not only did he miss out on the album, Ward says it's also damaged his relationship with singer Ozzy Osbourne.
Welcome to the jungle, we've got fun 'n' games … and apparently those games are fueled by Gatorade! The thirst-quenching sports drink has selected the Guns N' Roses anthem 'Welcome to the Jungle' to soundtrack their latest advertisement, which also stars Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper.
On April 18, 1974, Mark Tremonti was born into the world in Detroit, Mich. Years later, the guitar great has carved out his place in rock history, delivering a string of hits with three different rock bands -- Creed, Alter Bridge and his own self-titled band Tremonti. With just shy of 20 years in the music industry, Tremonti has been part of a wealth of great songs, but which one is his best? That's the subject of this Readers Poll.
Iron Maiden have snapped Judas Priest's two-match Classic Cage Match win streak as the fans have voted 'Phantom of the Opera' the victor in he latest Classic Cage Match. The 1980 classic from the band's self-titled debut disc is filled with plenty of riffing and a frenetic drumbeat that's perfect to bang your head to. But does Maiden's 'Phantom of the Opera' have what it takes to continue their Classic Cage Match run?
The death of Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord in 2012 was a big loss for those in the rock community, and to show how much respect he garnered, Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson, Yes' Rick Wakeman, Whitesnake's Mick Moody and Deep Purple's Glenn Hughes, Ian Paice and Don Airey all took part in a special tribute to the musician.
Hellyeah have entered full promotion mode for their upcoming 'Blood for Blood' album, and that includes a new music video and returning to the stage. The band just debuted the clip for the track 'Sangre Por Sangre (Blood for Blood),' and kicked off their touring support of the album in Abilene, Texas.
The top hard rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for April 17, 2014: