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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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Korn To Headline Inaugural Rockaholica Cruise

The musical cruise has exploded in popularity the past few years, with numerous rock and metal bands hitting the high seas with their fans. Now, a new cruise called Rockaholica will embark for the first time in 2014 with a lineup that includes Korn, Hoobastank and Fuel.

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Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Unleash Video for ‘Ugly Mug’

Pantera legend Philip Anselmo released his debut solo album, 'Walk Through Exits Only,' with his backing band the Illegals earlier this year. More music from the band was unveiled at Anselmo's inaugural Housecore Horror and Music Festival held in October in Austin, Texas. Now, the video for 'Ugly Mug,' one of the two songs from that recent 10 inch release, has been unveiled via Revolver (watch above).

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Pop Evil Score Second No. 1 Rock Hit of 2013 With ‘Deal With the Devil’

Having a song go all the way to No. 1 is a once in a lifetime event for many bands, but Pop Evil have managed to claim the top spot on the Active Rock chart for the second time this year with their single 'Deal With the Devil,' which follows fellow chart-topper 'Trenches.'

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Armed Robbers Break Into Bahamas Home of Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris

Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris splits his time between Los Angeles and the Bahamas, and a house on his Cable Beach property was recently broken into by armed robbers. The incident happened in the early morning hours of Nov. 29, when a group of men sawed through chains on the front gate of a home on the property that was being used as an office and storage facility.

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Ozzy Osbourne Reacts to Black Sabbath Grammy Nominations

This past Friday, the 2014 Grammy nominations were announced, and Black Sabbath received nods in three categories: Best Rock Album (’13′), Best Metal Performance (‘God Is Dead?’) and Best Rock Song (‘God Is Dead?). Now, singer Ozzy Osbourne has responded to the good news.

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‘Volume 2′ of Five Finger Death Punch’s ‘Wrong Side of Heaven’ Lands at No. 2 on Billboard 200

After Five Finger Death Punch's 'The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Volume 1' debuted at No. 2 when it was released in July, the follow-up 'The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Volume 2' has just matched it, also securing the No. 2 spot its opening week.

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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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