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Killswitch Engage Drummer Breaks Collarbone; As I Lay Dying Stickman Fills in on Tour

Unfortunate news has come out of the Killswitch Engage camp regarding the band's upcoming tour with Lamb of God. Killswitch drummer Justin Foley was involved in a bicycle accident which resulted in a broken collarbone. With Foley unable to perform due to the injury, As I Lay Dying drummer Jordan Mancino has been recruited to man the kit for Killswitch Engage's upcoming Asia / Europe tour.

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Burzum’s Varg Vikernes Released From Custody After Arrest on Suspicion of Terrorism

Burzum mastermind and controversial black metal musician Varg Vikernes has been released from custody two days after being taken in by French police for suspicion of plotting a "massacre." Although it was originally reported that only Varg was arrested, it turns out that his 25-year-old wife, Marie Cachet, was arrested alongside her husband.

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Ozzy Osbourne Talks ’13,’ His Marriage, Overdose of ‘Glee’ Star Cory Monteith + More

Black Sabbath legend Ozzy Osbourne recently appeared on Chicago's WGN to promote Sabbath's new album '13.' Along with speaking about the disc, Ozzy discussed becoming a grandfather, singing during the 7th inning stretch at Wrigley Field and the overdose death of 'Glee' star Cory Monteith.

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Slash
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Slash Sets Release for Soundtrack to Upcoming Horror Film ‘Nothing Left to Fear’

Musicians such as Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson and Phil Anselmo have connected large parts of their respective careers to the theme of horror. Next up in that respect is iconic guitar slinger Slash. The ex-Guns N' Roses / Velvet Revolver guitarist has created the entire soundtrack for the upcoming motion picture 'Nothing Left to Fear,' a film that he has produced through his production company, Slasher Films.

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Nikki Sixx
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Nikki Sixx: ‘Rolling Stone Has Disrespected the Families of the Boston Bombing Victims’

Yesterday (July 17), Rolling Stone revealed that the one still-living alleged Boston Marathon bomber would grace the iconic magazine's cover. Immediately after the announcement was made public, countless individuals unleashed their outrage via social media, condemning Rolling Stone for glamorizing a brutal terrorist and perpetuating the idea that sensational acts of violence will make you famous.

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com
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Megadeth + Device Forced to Nix Oklahoma Gigantour Sets Due to Rainfall + Lightning Strike

Oklahoma City was plagued with bad luck last night (July 16) as Megadeth's Gigantour 2013 was severely affected by extreme weather issues. Intense rain and lightning forced Device to skip their set, but that wasn't even the tip of the iceberg. Shortly before Megadeth were set to take the stage, a bolt of lightning struck an Oklahoma City transformer, cutting power to the Zoo Amphitheatre entirely.

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Tool
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Drummer Danny Carey Says New Tool Album Most Likely to Surface in Early 2014

Currently, in the world of rock, there is perhaps no album more anticipated than Tool's fifth full-length disc. Both vocalist Maynard James Keenan and drummer Danny Carey have commented on the possibility of a 2013 release throughout this year, the duo having even offered conflicting expectations at times. However, with the year more than half over, Danny Carey now reveals that a 2013 release for Tool's next album is highly unlikely.

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Nirvana
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Rare Nirvana ‘In Utero’ Commercial Features Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic + Dave Grohl Giving Birth

Words cannot describe the bizarre, jaw-dropping nature of a long-lost promo for Nirvana's third studio album, 'In Utero' just surfaced. The would-be commercial for 'In Utero' features "pregnant" Nirvana members Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl taking a birthing class taught by comedian Bobcat Goldthwait in drag. Yes, you read that correctly.

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Drummer Vinnie Paul on Pantera Reunion: ‘It’s Never Gonna Happen’

Despite the tragic death of shredder 'Dimebag' Darrell Abbott and the hostility held between certain members of the great Pantera, there has been rumblings of a possible reunion of the band for the past few years. Pantera / Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul hasn't been one to pioneer any sort of reunion, and while paying tribute to late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman along with his late brother Dimebag, the drummer addressed the Pantera situation with a simple bat-away.

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Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson
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Iron Maiden Unveil 2013 ‘Maiden England’ Video Tour Diary

Iron Maiden are awesome, but you already knew that, which is why you'll be happy to check out the band's new tour diary. Maiden's latest leg of their 'Maiden England' tour, which revives the majority of their setlist following the release of 'Seventh Son of a Seventh Son' in 1988, is currently in Europe and the band has documented the journey for your viewing pleasure.

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Danny Carey
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Volto!, Featuring Tool Drummer Danny Carey, Announce 2013 Summer U.S. Tour Dates

Jam-rock-fusion-jazz-blues band Volto! are heading out on tour! With Tool's Danny Carey holding down the foundation of the band from behind his drumkit, Volto! will surely be a powerhouse project, and the act will be playing select U.S. cities in August.

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