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Korn, Slayer, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch and More to Play 2014 Rock USA Festival

You'll want to start booking travel for Wisconsin this summer. That's because the lineup for this year's Rock USA festival has been unveiled and it definitely rocks. The event, which will be held July 16-19 at Ford Festival Park in Oshkosh, Wis., features such big name acts as Korn, Slayer, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch and more.

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Dave Lombardo on Slayer: ‘They Weren’t Really My Friends, They Were Just Business Partners’

It's already been over a year since Slayer parted ways with drummer Dave Lombardo. The legendary kit master has been keeping busy with Philm and drumming workshops, but Lombardo's ousting from Slayer has allowed the stickman time to reconsider the relationships he had with his former bandmates.

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Dave Lombardo Blasts Ex-Bandmates for Slayer Ouster + Behavior at Jeff Hanneman’s Memorial

To say that the split between Slayer and drummer Dave Lombardo is contentious might be a bit of an understatement. The skinbeater says in a new interview with Planet Mosh that the situation that led to his ousting could have been "an easy fix," but instead he now has a "non-existent" relationship with his former bandmates, calling their treatment of him "sickening." Additionally, Lombardo criticizes frontman Tom Araya's absence from Jeff Hanneman's memorial and the "self-centered stories" guitarist Kerry King shared during the service.

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Slayer Commemorate 50th Birthday of Late Guitarist Jeff Hanneman

Today (Jan. 31) would have been Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman's 50th birthday, and metalheads worldwide have been paying tribute to the fallen shredder. Slayer themselves added to the mass of memorials, paying their respects to Hanneman in a heartfelt post that every fan should read.

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Open Letter to the Grammys: Give Metal and Hard Rock the Respect They Deserve

We recently published an open letter to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, asking them to consider some of the greatest hard rock + metal acts ever for induction. But now we point our dissatisfaction at the 2014 Grammy Awards, which took place Sunday night, Jan. 26, and featured one rock and metal snub after another.

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2014 Grammy Awards Snubs Late Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman During ‘In Memoriam’ Segment

As it does every year, the Grammy Awards paid tribute to the musicians who passed away over the past 12 months with an 'In Memoriam' segment toward the end of Sunday night's ceremony. However, there was at least one glaring omission, as there was no mention of late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman.

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Slayer, Pantera, Megadeth, Anthrax Members + More Rock Metal Masters 5 [Videos]

Last night (Jan. 22), metalheads were treated to the fifth installment of Metal Masters. Boasting a lineup of brilliant musicians, the 11 legendary players tore through 22 songs for a captivated Anaheim, Calif., audience. If you were unable to check out Metal Masters 5 in person, no worries! We've got some fan-filmed footage to share with you here.

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Cooking Hostile with Phil Anselmo [VIDEO]

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if Martha Stewart made an appearance on Metalocalypse? OK, me neither. BUT if that were to happen, I would imagine things would go down similar to 'Cooking Hostile!' with Phil Anselmo.

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Slayer’s Manager Clarifies Band’s Relationship With Producer Rick Rubin

In a new interview, Slayer's Tom Araya and Kerry King revealed that the legendary thrash band was no longer signed to Rick Rubin's label, American Recordings. The news was quite surprising, as the band have worked with Rubin ever since recording 'Reign in Blood' in 1986. However, it turns out Slayer may be sticking with Rubin, as evidenced in an official statement from the band.

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Slayer Guitarist Kerry King: Dave Lombardo ‘Got Some Bad Advice’

As Slayer do press during their current North American tour, one subject that has been coming up often is the circumstances behind former drummer Dave Lombardo's departure from the band.

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Slayer To Reissue 10 Albums on 180-Gram Vinyl

If you've been trying to figure out what to get that Slayer fan on your Christmas list this year, worry no more. Ten Slayer albums will be reissued on 180-gram vinyl on Dec. 10.

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Slayer’s Kerry King Talks Touring, New Album Progress, Jeff Hanneman + More

Slayer's iconic axeman Kerry King was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. The guitarist took time out of his busy schedule to discuss the band's current tour, moving forward

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