Your daily dose of national music news for Friday, May 8, 2009...
- Time to practice your hammer-ons and roll-offs--Guitar Hero: Van Halen will hit shelves some time in the second half of this year. Band in-fighting and prima donna attitudes not included.
- Jane's Addiction may be jumping on board the release-it-free-on-the-Internet bandwagon by releasing "Embrace and Darkness" and "I'll Protect You".
- Lynyrd Skynrd bassist Ean Evans has died.