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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.
Motley Crue Press Conference
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Motley Crue Officially Announce Final Tour

One of the most notorious bands in music is calling it a day. Motley Crue have announced a farewell tour with the legendary Alice Cooper serving as the opening act. Moreover, the Crue have signed a binding legal document that they will not tour beyond the year 2015, making this a true final tour.

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Shaun Morgan of Seether
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Avenged Sevenfold, Motorhead, Trivium + More To Play Seether’s 2014 Rise Above Fest

After a successful inaugural Rise Above Fest in 2012, Seether are bringing the event to a new venue in 2014. This year, Avenged Sevenfold will be the headliners for the May 10 festival in Bangor, Maine. Seether will of course be on the bill, as will Motorhead, Hellyeah, Trivium, Kyng, Devour the Day, Black Stone Cherry, Muckler's Circle and Skindred.

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Chiodos To Unleash New Album ‘Devil’ in April

The Michigan post-hardcore band  are getting ready to unleash their fourth studio album 'Devil.' Set for an April 1 release, the disc features the return of vocalist Craig Owens and drummer Derrick Frost, whose last Chiodos album was 2007's 'Bone Palace Ballet.' It will also be the first Chiodos album for guitarist Thomas Erak. Check out the new song 'Ole Fishlips is Dead Now' above via AltPress.

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Category: News, Videos
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
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Gojira To Release Photo Book With Live CD/DVD

's critically acclaimed album 'L'Enfant Sauvage' dropped in 2012, and the French metal band toured the world to support it. On March 11, a limited edition hardcover photo book will be released that chronicles the more than 150 shows on three continents during the album's tour cycle. The photos were selected by Gojira's Joe and Mario Duplantier.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
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Sevendust Announce ‘Time Travelers & Bonfires’ Acoustic Album and Tour

Last year, Sevendust embarked on a crowdfunding campaign to record an acoustic album. According to their PledgeMusic page, more than 2700 people have contributed, and they have exceeded their goal by more than 60 percent with more than two months remaining. Now, more details have been revealed about the project.

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Black Sabbath
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Black Sabbath’s ‘War Pigs’ Featured in Trailer for ’300: Rise of an Empire’

You may have seen a TV ad (watch above) for the upcoming movie '300: Rise of an Empire' and heard a familiar song. It's Black Sabbath's classic tune 'War Pigs.' The track gets even more exposure starting at the 1:10 mark in the theatrical trailer for the film (watch below).

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Tim Lambesis
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Tim Lambesis Murder-for-Hire Hearing Delayed

As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis was in a California courtroom this morning for a readiness conference related to charges against him for allegedly trying to hire a hitman to kill his wife. The purpose of a readiness conference, also known as a pre-trial conference, is for the defense counsel and prosecutor to discuss the case, and see if it can be resolved through a plea bargain.

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