Since we've started here as hosts of Metal Shop, the metal world has experienced three major losses.
On April 14th, we mourned the loss of one of metals largest personalities - the one and only Peter Steele, vocalist of Carnivore and Type of Negative.
Just last week, we were all saddened by the death of Metal legend Ronnie James Dio. If it wasn't for this man, the metal horns wouldn't even exist.
And today, it has been confirmed that Slipknot bassist Paul Gray aka #2 was found dead in an Iowa hotel room.
Each of these individuals had unique and interesting things to add to the world of metal.
And while it's important that we mourn the loss of our fallen metal heroes, it's in their honor we continue to headbang. Instead of moping around, I suggest your rock "Bloody Kisses," "Holy Diver" and "Iowa" all week long - trust me, it's the only way they would have wanted it!