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Black Veil Brides
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Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack Verbally Destroys Warped Tour Concertgoer During Texas Show

Say what you want about Black Veil Brides, but if you say it to singer Andy Biersack, you may find yourself on the business end of a verbal beatdown. During the band's Warped Tour set in San Antonio, Texas, Biersack called out a disrespectful audience member and spewed a highly effective, profanity-laced tirade in his direction for over 90 seconds.

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Megadeth’s ‘Super Collider’ Outsold by Metallica’s ‘Black Album’ this Week on Billboard Charts

Here's some news that may or may not surprise you. Since Megadeth's released 'Super Collider,' two months ago, album sales have been somewhat disappointing. In fact, 'Super Collider' was outsold this week by Metallica's 'Black Album,' which is 22 years old.

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Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix Fears for His Health, Band Postpones South American Shows

Papa Roach have been forced to reschedule a number of South American performances due to concerns over singer Jacoby Shaddix's health. The vocalist successfully underwent vocal cord surgery last year and in a new statement regarding Papa Roach's South American cancellations, Shaddix "prays to God" that he won't be victim to a second surgery.

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Ozzy Osbourne on Bill Ward: ‘He’s Incredibly Overweight. A Drummer Has to Be in Shape’

Black Sabbath are finally able to enjoy the fruits of their reunion. Well over a year-and-a-half after Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward first announced a new album and world tour, Sabbath have now accomplished both, but without Ward. There has been much discussion over Ward's departure, but in a new interview with Ozzy Osbourne, the singer questioned Ward's ability to perform a two-hour show each night; labeling the drummer as overweight and pointing out Ward's two past heart attacks.

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Serj Tankian
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Serj Tankian: System of a Down Aren’t Working on a New Album, But I’m Not Opposed to Making One

On July 29 at California's iconic Hollywood Bowl, System of a Down played what would be their only North American tour date of 2013. At the conclusion of System's massive set, drummer John Dolmayan promised the L.A. crowd that a new album will be released before the band returned to the Bowl. However, frontman Serj Tankian chose to set the record straight during an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Reddit.

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Drummer Mike Portnoy on Rejoining Dream Theater: ‘I Would Do It in a Heartbeat’

Dream Theater experienced a drastic shift in 2010 when drummer Mike Portnoy announced his departure from the legendary band. Portnoy's plan was to take a temporary break from Dream Theater, but the group chose to cut all ties with their longtime drummer. Despite the drama, Portnoy has just revealed that he would rejoin Dream Theater "in a heartbeat."

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Trent Reznor
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Nine Inch Nails Debut New Song ‘Find My Way’ Live in Japan

Some very lucky Nine Inch Nails fans in Japan were given the opportunity to see Nine Inch Nails play their first show in four years. Trent Reznor's legendary industrial project played for the first time this decade at the 2013 Fuji Rock Festival, and as if that wasn't amazing enough, Nine Inch Nails debuted the track 'Find My Way' from the project's upcoming album 'Hesitation Marks.'

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Justin Foley
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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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