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Dio Cancer Benefit to Feature All-Stars, Red Fang Drop New Video + More News

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The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund’s second Awards Gala is set for Halloween night (Oct. 31) at the Avalon nightclub in Hollywood.

It will include a live performance by Dio Disciples, which includes former members of the band Dio.

A celebrity jam session is planned, featuring Joey Vera (Armored Saint), Billy Morrison (The Cult), Glenn Hughes (Black Country Communion), Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot), Stephen Pearcy (Ratt), Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), Michael Sweet and Oz Fox from Stryper, David “Rock” Feinstein, cousin of the late singer Ronnie James Dio in whose memory the Fund was created, and members of Buckcherry [Via Press Release]

Red Fang have dropped the video for “Dirt Wizard,” which follows the group as it travels through Europe, performing before a clutch of excited (and perhaps intoxicated) fans. That’s what makes a metal show so freakin’ fun. This clip is an insider’s view of life on the road, as the band goes from place place, loads in and loads out and rocks the hell out. They’re clearly road warriors and tourin’ ain’t easy. The band has one more tour and then it’s back to the studio for more artsy, noisy metal!

Watch ‘Dirt Wizard’ Video

What does Piano Man Billy Joel have to do with metal? Well, you’d probably think not much, right? Unless, of course, you believe this incredibly provocative theory that the singer created the blast beat, a quintessential percussion style often present in death metal, grindcore and extreme metal bands. Read it and see if you agree or think it’s a bunch of malarkey. And check out the photo, where for a second, you’d think Joel was rocking the invisible oranges pose. [Decibel]

Yo, red-blooded, metal-loving dudes! Want to see some hot chicks? Of course you do. Then head on over to the Revolver website to check out the preview of the Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock calendar for 2013. We know, there seems little use for print calendars in the digital age, but trust us, it’s not about the months and weeks. It’s about the photos of supremely hot chicks. Taylor Momsen, Butcher Babies and Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil are featured, among others. Hot is an understatement. [Revolver Mag]

Lars Ulrich is constantly mugging for the camera. He is super animated in photos, and his pics often elicits a chuckle, thanks to his crazy faces, which include sticking out his tongue and bunching up his face. Check out these photos of the mad and maniacal Metallica skin smasher and some of his funniest contortions. [Loudwire]

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