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Foo Fighters Guitarist Pat Smear Reminisces About His Time With Nirvana

It's almost been 20 years since Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain took his own life. Despite the band's dissolution afterwards, fans still go nuts for the grunge band's ageless music. This interest has led to an interview with Foo Fighters member, Nirvana touring guitarist and founding Germs member, Pat Smear, who spoke in depth about his time jamming with the group.

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Crowbar / Soilent Green Drummer Tommy Buckley Has Prostate Removed Due to Cancer

Crowbar / Soilent Green drummer Tommy Buckley has successfully undergone a prostatectomy after being diagnosed with cancer. Soilent Green posted a message to their fans late last night (Aug. 22) revealing the news that Buckley had his prostate removed entirely at the recommendation of his doctor to prevent cancerous cells from spreading.

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Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Posts Short Film About Czech Manslaughter Trial

Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe was found not guilty of manslaughter by a Czech court on March 5. Since the judgement was handed down to Blythe, Lamb of God picked up right where they left off and hit the road to blast fans with 'Pure American Metal.' Along with seeing the band live, relieved Lamb of God fans can now watch a short film created by Randy Blythe, meant to represent the singer's state of mind throughout the legal process.

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer Drummer: Tony Iommi Wanted Me to Replace Bill Ward in Black Sabbath

After original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward bailed out of the band's reunion in early 2012, the seminal heavy metal act were forced to find a new drummer for both the recording of '13' and the band's touring plans. Sabbath quickly locked down their replacements for Ward, but according to drummer Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer / Asia), he was asked to join Black Sabbath.

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Korn Announce 2013 North American Tour Dates With Asking Alexandria + Love and Death

Korn will soon release their 11th studio album, 'The Paradigm Shift,' which is the band's first record to feature guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch since 'Take a Look in the Mirror' dropped in 2003. Luckily for you, Korn will gear up for the release of 'The Paradigm Shift' by embarking on a North American trek of dates beginning Sept. 26 with support from Asking Alexandria and Love and Death.

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Has Maynard James Keenan Begun Writing Vocal Parts for Tool’s Fifth Full-Length Album?

Tool fans are more rabid than ever for a new album. The brilliant act released '10,000 Days' in 2006, but ever since, there has been a brutal drought of Tool material. Rumblings of writing sessions have been widely covered, but in each update, vocalist Maynard James Keenan had not yet entered into the band's writing process. However, it seems like that may have changed.

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Glenn Danzig: ‘My View on Democrats Is that They’re Fascists Disguised as Liberals’

Legendary Misfits / Samhain / Danzig vocalist Glenn Danzig recently shared some choice words during an interview with City Pages. Along with speaking about the history of his career, Danzig harnessed his trademark baritone to criticize the now-defunct PMRC, Democrats and President Obama.

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Geezer Butler Says Black Sabbath’s Current Trek ‘Will Probably Be the Last Tour’

Black Sabbath have been on a massive high this year, releasing the comeback album '13,' which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album charts, while embarking on an insanely anticipated North American tour. Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler has performed phenomenally throughout the entire tour, but in a new interview, Butler reveals that the tour will likely be his last.

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Former Korn Drummer David Silveria Clarifies Recent Comments, Criticizes Band’s Decisions

Last week, former Korn drummer David Silveria spoke out on the band's current lineup and sound. Many of Silveria's comments seemed heavy handed and painfully critical, drawing both positive and negative reactions from Korn fans worldwide. In response to the venom spat back in Silveria's direction, the former drummer has posted a response via his personal Facebook page.

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Ex-Korn Drummer David Silveria: ‘I’ve Made it Clear That I Would Come Back and Restore the Groove’

We haven't heard much from former Korn drummer David Silveria lately besides his DUI arrest, but the musician recently answered fan questions about Korn via his personal Facebook page. Silveria gave the current Korn lineup a bit of a at slam first, before going into more detail on how important he was to Korn's original sound, how he helped out singer Jonathan Davis and brought Brian 'Head' Welch into the band, even claiming that guitarist Munky was originally against the idea of welcoming Welch into Korn.

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