Welcome to Friday's edition of our Daily Reload. Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi is still working on material for the most highly-anticipated release of 2012 despite his recent lymphoma diagnosis; Red Hot Chili Peppers added new dates to their upcoming tour after postponing other dates recently; and Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson is studying to become a pastor.

Also, the full lineup for the Decibel Magazine Tour was announced, GWAR is set to play the second benefit show dedicated to their late guitarist Cory Smoot and rockers react to SOPA + PIPA, as well as the death of Etta James, plus more.

Check out all of today’s stories on Loudwire, plus some favorites from around the Web, in the links below:

Today on Loudwire:

Ailing Tony Iommi Still Writing New Black Sabbath Songs, Says Geezer Butler
Trivium’s Matt Heafy Shares Disdain for SOPA
Anthrax Enter Loudwire Cage Match Hall of Fame
Red Hot Chili Peppers Add Dates to 2012 North American Tour
Pop Evil vs. My Darkest Days – Cage Match
Sepultura Postpone Indonesian Tour Due to Tragic Death
GWAR, Municipal Waste + More To Rock Second Cory Smoot Memorial Show
Behemoth, Watain + More Confirmed for 2012 Decibel Magazine Tour
Therese Hanserot, Original Singer of Swedish Metal Act Destiny, Dies at 48
Flyleaf Singer Lacey Sturm Visits the ‘Underworld’ in ‘Heavy Prey’ Video
Megadeth Bassist Dave Ellefson Studying to Become a Pastor
Mark Tremonti Releasing Solo Album ‘All I Was’ in the Spring
SOPA and PIPA Vote On Hold As Rockers Offer Mixed Feelings On The Bills
Slash, Duff McKagan, Nikki Sixx React to Death of Etta James

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