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Chad has been writing about music since the mid '90s in genres ranging from mainstream pop to extreme metal. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and websites across the globe. He's currently the heavy metal editor for About.com and contributes to many other publications. Chad has worked in radio for more than a quarter century and resides in Charlotte.
Motorhead Music
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Motorhead’s Lemmy Says He’s OK Healthwise, But Mikkey Dee Urges Him to ‘Take Care of Yourself’

The release of a new album is always a time of excitement for a band's fans. In Motorhead's case, that's especially true with their latest effort 'Aftershock,' because of Lemmy Kilmister's health issues. Fans are happy not just because the album's release is imminent (Oct. 22), but also because the legendary frontman is still ticking after taking a licking this year.

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Black Sabbath Ozzy Osbourne
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Ozzy Osbourne’s Baby Granddaughter Pearl Dresses as ‘Princess of Darkness’

Ozzy Osbourne is known for his trademark glasses and long black hair. They have been part of his look for decades (save for that blond period in the '80s). Now, his baby granddaughter Pearl is following in his footsteps, as you can see from the photo below posted by Ozzy's son Jack on Twitter.

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Lamb of God
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Lamb of God to Unleash 10th Anniversary Edition of ‘As the Palaces Burn’

Back in 2003, Lamb of God were an up-and-coming band who had just released their second album 'As the Palaces Burn.' A decade later, they are one of the biggest bands in metal, and will issue a 10th anniversary edition of the landmark album on Nov. 11. A remixed and remastered version of the song 'Purified' from the album is now available via Revolver (listen above).

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Buckcherry to Release Greatest Hits Album

On the heels of their latest studio album 'Confessions,' which was released earlier this year, California rockers Buckcherry will be unleashing their first greatest hits album. 'The Best of Buckcherry' will be in stores on Oct. 29. Pre-orders of the album are available here.

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Slayer
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Slayer Announce Fall 2013 North American Tour

After previously announcing concerts in Los Angeles and New York, Slayer have now revealed they will be embarking on a full, five week tour of North America. The trek launches Oct. 22 in Anchorage, Alaska (the first time Slayer has played there since 1996) with supporting bands Gojira and 4Arm.

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Charles Epting, Loudwire
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Linkin Park Unveiling New Song as Part of Facebook Game

On Sept. 12, Linkin Park, will release a free-to-play Facebook game called 'LP Recharge.' Playing the game will also unlock the song 'A Light That Never Comes,' a new Linkin Park collaboration with EDM artist Steve Aoki that the two acts premiered at the Summer Sonic festival in Japan earlier this month.

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GWAR's Oderus Urungus
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GWAR to Unleash New Album ‘Battle Maximus’ in September

Bestial overlords  return with their latest slab of devastation, 'Battle Maximus.' Set to be released Sept. 17 via Metal Blade Records, it's the band's first album since the 2011 death of guitarist Cory Smoot, a/k/a Flattus Maximus. You can listen to the song 'Madness at the Core of Time' below.

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