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Chad Bowar

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.
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Metallica’s James Hetfield To Narrate Upcoming History Channel Series ‘The Hunt’

Metallica frontman James Hetfield has a number of hobbies and pastimes, one of which is hunting. Hetfield has experience in bear hunting, which is the subject of the upcoming History series 'The Hunt,' and he'll be the narrator for the eight episode series that premieres Sunday, June 8 at 10PM ET.

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Slayer, Jane’s Addiction, Offspring + More to Play Classic Albums in Full at 2014 Riot Fests

On Wednesday, the lineups were announced for the annual  events in Chicago and Denver. Today (May 14), it was revealed that 10 of the bands will be playing classic albums in their entirety at the festivals, including , Jane's Addiction and the Offspring.

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Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell ‘Surprised’ Nirvana Were Inducted Into Rock Hall Before Pearl Jam

Earlier this year, Nirvana entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making them the first "grunge band" from the Seattle scene to be inducted. As Alice in Chains prepare to play a show in Cleveland next week, where the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is located, guitarist Jerry Cantrell spoke with Cleveland.com about Nirvana's induction and more.

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Five Finger Death Punch Plan To Release New Album in 2015

The prolific Five Finger Death Punch released two new studio albums in 2013. 'The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1‘ was unleashed in July, followed by 'Volume 2‘ in November. Now, it has been revealed that they already have plans to unleash a new album in 2015.

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Is Stevie Young Playing on New AC/DC Album?

With Malcolm Young taking leave from the band due to illness, it looks like AC/DC didn't have to look far for a replacement guitarist to work on their new album. Back in 1988, Stevie Young filled in on guitar for his uncle Malcolm during 's 'Blow Up Your Video' tour. Now, 25 plus years later, there is a report that he's filling in for his uncle again.

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Watch Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale in Lindsey Stirling’s ‘Shatter Me’ Video

Rock and metal fans might not be familiar with Lindsey Stirling, but the violinist currently has the No. 1 album on iTunes with 'Shatter Me.' The title track features Halestorm's Lzzy Hale, and you can watch the video above. There's also a behind the scenes video with Hale and Stirling below.

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