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Sebastian Bach Says He Was Asked to Replace Vince Neil in Motley Crue, Nikki Sixx Denies Claim

A short while ago, former Skid Row vocalist Sebastian Bach claimed that he was asked to join Motley Crue as Vince Neil's replacement after the singer was fired in 1992. He even teased that the full story may be revealed in a future autobiography. However, Crue bassist Nikki Sixx has refuted Bach's claims, stating that it's "absolutely not true."

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Sebastian Bach: ‘I Was Not Only Asked to Join Motley Crue, I Actually Rehearsed With the Band’

According to former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach, "Nikki Sixx's 'claim' that Sebastian Bach's 'claim' is 'absolutely not true' is 'absolutely not true.'" We assume you read that last sentence about half-a-dozen times before moving forward, so we'll do our best to clarify the confusion which is stirring between Bach and Sixx.

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Green Day’s Mike Dirnt Addresses State of Band One Year After Billy Joe Armstrong’s Meltdown

Nearly one year ago, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong went on his now-famous rant at the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival. Two days after the rant, Armstrong revealed that he would enter rehab for substance abuse. Now that Green Day have returned to the stage and played a solid chunk of gigs, bassist Mike Dirnt has offered some inside info on the state of the band a year later in an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Metallica’s Rob Trujillo: 2014 Will Be All About Making a New Album

Metallica have been firing on all cylinders recently when it comes to their workload. The legendary thrash band has put a tremendous amount of energy into two years of their Orion Music + More Festival along with creating the soon-to-be-released 3D film 'Metallica: Through the Never.' Despite Metallica's work ethic, bassist Rob Trujillo admitted recently that all of the band's side projects have "sidetracked" plans for a new album.

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Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows Responds to Machine Head Frontman’s ‘Blatant Jackery’ Claim

Earlier this week, Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn slammed Avenged Sevenfold and their new album 'Hail to the King.' Calling 'Hail to the King' a "covers album," Flynn channeled his inner David Letterman to construct a Top 10 list of jokes about Avenged Sevenfold's latest record, in the process accusing A7X of "blatant jackery" of Metallica, Megadeth and Guns N' Roses songs. Having seen the list, Avenged vocalist M. Shadows has offered a retort in Flynn's direction.

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Receives Cancer Treatment After North American Tour

Black Sabbath just finished up their massively anticipated North American tour on Sept. 3 with a performance at the Los Angeles Sports Arena in California. The string of dates kept Sabbath on the road for about a month-and-a-half, which guitarist Tony Iommi recently described as longer than he would have liked, but still amazing. In fact, Iommi shared that he has already been back to the hospital for another chemotherapy infusion.

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Metallica Reveal Epic Behind-the-Scenes Footage From ‘Through the Never’ 3D Film

It seems like Metallica have been painstakingly working on their 3D concert film 'Metallica: Through the Never' for ages now. Though that may be true, the film will finally hit theaters in the next few weeks, but to give you a taste of 'Through the Never,' Metallica have unveiled two behind-the-scenes clips from the flick.

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Alice in Chains Unveil Music Videos for ‘Voices’ + ‘The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here’

Alice in Chains have just debuted two new music videos from the group's mainstream rock-salvaging album 'The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.' Along with a clip for the record's title track, the legendary band has unveiled a video for 'Voices,' as well.

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Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor on Biffy Clyro at Reading Festival: They F—ed Us on Our Production

Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor is currently riding high after releasing 'Hesitation Marks' earlier this week, but in the lead-up to the new record, Reznor reportedly had some issues with Scottish alternative rock giants Biffy Clyro at this year's Reading Festival.

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Nicolas Cage Digs Black Metal Acts Darkthrone and Satyricon

 

Nicolas Cage has played a flaming skull on a motorcycle and starred in a film called 'The Wicker Man' (Up the Irons!), which gives him a some metal cred. However, his connection to metal goes beyond those acting roles. According to Cage's son, who is a known black metal musician, the Oscar-winning thespian has a taste for the corpse-painted genre.

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