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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.
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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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
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Skeletonwitch to Issue Limited Edition ‘Serpents Unleashed’ LP for Charity

Skeletonwitch's music may be dark, brutal and extreme, but offstage their members have a soft spot for animals. As pet owners themselves, they are showing support for a couple of animal related charities with a limited edition, hand-screened 180-gram vinyl edition of their 2013 album 'Serpents Unleashed.'

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
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Slash Joins Lita Ford and Cherie Currie Onstage for ‘Cherry Bomb’

Former Runaways members Lita Ford and Cherie Currie played together for the first time in more than 30 years this past October. Most recently (Jan. 9), the two reprised their performance of 'Cherry Bomb' at Ford's headlining show at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, Calif., and this time they were joined by Slash (watch above).

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Machine Head’s Robb Flynn Organizes All-Star Black Sabbath Tribute Benefit Concert

Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn and Spiralarms/Forbidden guitarist Craig Locicero have put together an all-star tribute band that will perform classic Black Sabbath songs at an upcoming benefit concert. The show will be Jan. 17 at the Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland, Calif.

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
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Philip Anselmo Unveils Promo Videos for Upcoming ‘Technicians of Distortion’ Tour

As Philip H. Anselmo and The Illegals prepare to hit the road for the next leg of the 'Technicians of Distortion' tour, they have released a couple of promo videos talking about the upcoming trek with Author & Punisher and Hymn. The tour launches on Friday (Jan. 10) in Houston.

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The Devil Wears Prada Mike Hranica
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The Devil Wears Prada Join Lineup for 2014 Vans Warped Tour

It's still several months away, but band announcements are already being made for the 2014 edition of . The Devil Wears Prada are the latest addition to the lineup of the annual festival, which kicks off its 20th year June 14 in Salt Lake City (watch a preview video above).

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Record Company’s Vulgar Rejection Letter to Venom Unveiled

Venom are one of the most influential bands in metal history. Their second album, 1982's 'Black Metal,' helped spawn an entire subgenre. However, their 1981 debut 'Welcome To Hell' was released on Neat Records after Venom were apparently rudely rejected by EMI in a vulgar letter (see it below).

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