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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.
Alice in Chains Instagram: Photo by @IronMikeSavoia
Alice in Chains Instagram: Photo by @IronMikeSavoia
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Alice in Chains Joined Onstage by Layne Staley’s Father During Gig in Canada

Earlier this week Alice in Chains played Canada's Fox Fest in Burnaby, British Columbia, and invited a very special guest onstage. They were joined by Phil Staley, the father of the band's late vocalist Layne Staley. A video of his appearance can be seen above, while the band also posted a photo on their Instagram (see below).

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Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne Not Attached To the Term ‘Heavy Metal’

Black Sabbath are considered the founders of heavy metal, but singer  tells CNN in a new interview (watch above) that he doesn't particularly connect with that label.

"I have never ever ever been able to attach myself to the word 'heavy metal' — it has no musical connotations,

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
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Hatebreed Announce Fall 2013 Tour Dates With Shadows Fall, The Acacia Strain + Battlecross

Just before they head to Europe for a series of shows and festivals across the pond, Hatebreed have announced a North American tour with Shadows Fall, the Acacia Strain and Battlecross that launches in September. The first batch of dates are below, with more to be announced.

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David Draiman - Maria Brink
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Device Joined by In This Moment’s Maria Brink for ‘Close My Eyes Forever’ at Rock on the Range

At this weekend's Rock on the Range festival, 's David Draiman brought up a special guest to sing 'Close My Eyes Forever.' He was joined by Maria Brink of In This Moment to sing the duet from Device's self-titled debut album (watch video above).

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Halestorm
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Halestorm, Device + More Rock Weather-Shortened 2013 Carolina Rebellion Festival

2013 turned out to be a memorable year for the  festival, but not in the way organizers had hoped. Expanding to two full days at a new venue (Charlotte Motor Speedway) with a high profile lineup had anticipation and expectations at a high level. Unfortunately, Mother Nature did not cooperate.

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Alter Bridge Begin Recording Fourth Album

It has been well over two years since 's last album 'ABIII.' But after a tweet last month from bassist Brian Marshall about writing new songs and news from guitarist Mark Tremonti that pre-production had begun, we're now getting confirmation that recording has started. The album is slated for release in September.

In a post on their official website, th

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