Canadian Achin'

An unreleased guitar solo by the late "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott will appear on a new Nickelback song that was written as a tribute to the guitarist.

"I was very upset, and for two months, if I saw his picture somewhere I would get angry," frontman Chad Kroeger told of his motivation for writing the song. "I hadn't lost somebody to a shooting before."

Kroeger wrote lyrics from the perspective of a Pantera fan so angered over Dimebag's murder that he vows revenge, not realizing the shooter had already been killed by a policeman.

Kroeger and Dimebag actually recorded together once before for the soundtrack to Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. They both appear on a cover of Elton John's "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting," along with Kid Rock.

"That was the first time I appeared on a record with Dime, and now this," said Kroeger. "I just wish this wasn't the way it had to happen."

Oh Chad…

ESPN likes my beloved Bruins as dark horse threats for the Final Four.
#20 out of 50, ahead of Illinois, Washington and North Carolina. Super.

Jon's startling revelation of the day: Northwestern has a basketball team?