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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 Reveal Full Details for Second Annual San Francisco Giants ‘Metallica Night’

Metallica have a busy summer planned, as they've lined up a number of shows and plan to work on material for a new album. Last year, they were asked by their hometown San Francisco Giants baseball team to participate in Metallica Night, and it was such a success they are doing it again.

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Led Zeppelin To Release Box Set Editions of First Three Albums Remastered by Jimmy Page

Led Zeppelin, one of the most popular and influential rock bands in history, are issuing box sets of their first three albums. Deluxe editions of 'Led Zeppelin,' 'Led Zeppelin II' and 'Led Zeppelin III' will be available June 3 (see artwork above and below). It's the first installment of the planned reissues of all nine of their studio albums.

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Korn’s Ray Luzier and Anthrax’s Charlie Benante Talk Drumming for ‘Metalhead to Head’

 

In the latest episode of Fuse's 'Metalhead to Head,' Korn's Ray Luzier and 's Charlie Benante sit down and chat with each other (watch Part 1 above). Two great drummers shoot the breeze about everything from how they got started drumming to developing their style to being fathers. There's a drum pad in between them, and throughout the interview they actually play various parts and demonstrate techniques.

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Queens of the Stone Age at The Brooklyn Masonic Temple
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Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme Says He’d Consider Playing Grammys Again

Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age recently sat down for a fan Q&A with Australia's Fasterlouder.com. Some of the questions he answered (watch above) included the Grammys, the Kyuss lawsuit, the possibility of another Desert Sessions album and his favorite ice cream flavor.

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Government Intervention Puts Guns N’ Roses + KISS-Led Hell & Heaven Festival in Doubt

Up to 80,000 fans were expected for the Hell & Heaven Metal Fest coming up March 15 and 16 just outside Mexico City. However, the event, which features KISS, Guns N’ Roses, Twisted Sister, Rob Zombie, Testament and Opeth, is in doubt after being stopped by the Mexican state government. However, the organizers say the festival will go on as planned.

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Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Unveils New Band The Birds of Satan

As Foo Fighters fans anxiously await the band's next album, drummer Taylor Hawkins is keeping busy with another side project band. He's formed the Birds of Satan with bassist Wile Hodgden and guitarist Mick Murphy, who are also in his cover band Chevy Metal. Their self-titled debut album will be released April 15. Watch a trailer for the album below.

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Winger To Unleash New Album ‘Better Days Comin” in April

When hair metal ruled the radio airwaves and MTV back in the '80s and early '90s, Winger were one of the genre's successes. Their first two albums went platinum, and they had a string of memorable singles such as 'Seventeen,' 'Miles Away' and 'Madelaine.' Now, the band is coming back with their latest album, 'Better Days Comin',' which will be released April 22.

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Asking Alexandria Cover Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Closer’ for ‘Punk Goes ’90s Vol. 2′

The second volume of 'Punk Goes '90s' will be released April 1, and it features modern artists covering classic '90s tracks. Prior to the disc's release, fans can check out the lyric video for 's version of the Nine Inch Nails classic 'Closer' (watch above).

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