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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.
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Metallica To Debut New Song and Let Fans Pick Setlists on 2014 European Tour

Metallica will head to Europe next summer for a string of concerts, and ticket holders will have the opportunity to vote for songs that the band will play during each show. Metallica will let fans pick 17 of the 18 songs they play. The 18th will be a brand new track, as the band declares they are "ready to make another album."

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Dave Grohl: Foo Fighters Next Album Being Recorded ‘In a Way That No One’s Done Before’

Dave Grohl has been busy working with other artists including Ghost (Ghost B.C.) and country superstars the Zac Brown Band. Now he's turning his attention back to Foo Fighters, and has just made an interesting statement about their next album.

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Vocalist Austin Winkler Issues Statement on Exit From Hinder

Austin Winkler's temporary hiatus from Hinder earlier this year turned into a permanent split. The official announcement came last week from his bandmates, and now the singer has spoken out about parting ways with the band, his recent sobriety and starting a new project.

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Red Dragon Cartel, Led by Former Ozzy Osbourne Guitarist Jake E. Lee, To Release Debut Album

Ozzy Osbourne has had some great guitarists in his solo band over the years, starting with Randy Rhoads. Following Rhoads' tragic death in a 1982 plane crash, Jake E. Lee took over and appeared on Ozzy's 1983 album 'Bark at the Moon' and 1986's 'The Ultimate Sin.' After that, Lee went on to form the band Badlands. Now, Lee is back with an all-new outfit.

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Megadeth’s David Ellefson on the Essence of His New Book ‘My Life With Deth’

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson recently released his autobiography 'My Life With Deth.' The collaboration with veteran metal scribe Joel McIver chronicles Ellefson's younger years in Minnesota, his career in Megadeth, his struggles with addiction and eventual sobriety and his faith.

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Five Finger Death Punch Stream ‘The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell: Volume 2′

The second part of Five Finger Death Punch's 'The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell' will be released Nov. 19 and you can get an early listen. From now through the release date, the album is streaming in full on iTunes Radio.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
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In This Moment Announce January 2014 Tour Dates With Butcher Babies + More

In This Moment are currently in the midst of their Hellpop Tour, and now the band has announced a second leg that will kick off Jan. 2. Opening bands will be Butcher Babies, Devour the Day and All Hail the Yeti. The 16-date Hellpop Tour II launches in Portland, Ore. and will traverse the country, ending up in Florida just in time for In This Moment to embark on the ShipRocked cruise.

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