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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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Motorhead’s Lemmy Says He’s OK Healthwise, But Mikkey Dee Urges Him to ‘Take Care of Yourself’

The release of a new album is always a time of excitement for a band's fans. In Motorhead's case, that's especially true with their latest effort 'Aftershock,' because of Lemmy Kilmister's health issues. Fans are happy not just because the album's release is imminent (Oct. 22), but also because the legendary frontman is still ticking after taking a licking this year.

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Black Sabbath Ozzy Osbourne
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Ozzy Osbourne’s Baby Granddaughter Pearl Dresses as ‘Princess of Darkness’

Ozzy Osbourne is known for his trademark glasses and long black hair. They have been part of his look for decades (save for that blond period in the '80s). Now, his baby granddaughter Pearl is following in his footsteps, as you can see from the photo below posted by Ozzy's son Jack on Twitter.

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Dream Theater Metallica
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Dream Theater + Metallica Albums Debut in Top 10 of Billboard 200 Chart

It was another good week for heavy music, with pioneers of two different metal genres landing in the top 10 of the Billboard 200. Dream Theater's self-titled album cracks the chart at No. 7, while Metallica's 'Through the Never' soundtrack debuts at No. 9. Additionally, 'Dream Theater' grabbed the No. 1 spot on the Hard Rock Albums chart.

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3 Doors Down
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3 Doors Down Reveal Details of 10th Annual Better Life Foundation Concert

In 2003, rockers 3 Doors Down started The Better Life Foundation, whose mission is to make a positive change in the lives of children in need of food, shelter, and medical assistance, and to enhance the lives of children and young adults with special needs. Each year, the band holds a benefit concert for the foundation, and the 2013 event takes place Nov. 16 at the Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, Miss.

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Sepultura
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Sepultura Unveil New Song ‘The Age of the Atheist,’ Announce Fall North American Tour

The title of the upcoming album (set to be released Oct. 29) from veteran Brazilian metal act Sepultura is a mouthful: 'The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart.' Now, the band has unleashed the first single from the album, 'The Age of the Atheist' (listen above) via Metal Hammer.

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Stone Temple Pilots
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Stone Temple Pilots Unleash ‘Black Heart’ Off Upcoming ‘High Rise’ EP! Hear it on 103GBF!

'Black Heart,' a new song from Stone Temple Pilots' upcoming EP 'High Rise,' has been unveiled and has debuted on 103GBF. Like the rest of the EP that's due to be released Oct. 8, the tune features vocals from the band's new singer, Linkin Park's Chester Bennington.

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Photo by Mike Barrett, Loudwire
Photo by Mike Barrett, Loudwire
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Metallica Unveil More Clips From ‘Through the Never’ 3D Movie! 103GBF Has Your Chance To Win Tickets To The Movie, And More…

With the release date of Metallica's 3D concert film 'Through the Never' quickly approaching, fans can see both behind the scenes footage and clips from the actual movie in newly released videos.

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