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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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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
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Dillinger Escape Plan Guitarist Ben Weinman Set to Return for Summer Slaughter Tour

After guitarist Ben Weinman suffered a wrist injury, the Dillinger Escape Plan were forced to cancel their European tour. He said he'd be back in time for the Summer Slaughter tour, and it looks like he'll live up to that promise.

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Brad Barket, Getty Images
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Beastie Boys’ Mike D Resurfaces With New Music

Mike D of Beastie Boys has emerged with some new music, the first released since the death of his bandmate Adam Yauch (MCA) last year. He was commissioned by the fashion company Kenzo to compose a piece for their Spring/Summer 2014 show. The result is 'Humberto Vs the New Reactionaries (Christine and the Queens Remix).' Listen to the 10 minute track below.

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Frontman Max Cavalera Taps Son Zyon to Play Drums on Upcoming Soulfy Album

It may be hard to believe, but  has been in  longer than he was in Sepultura. Soulfly are hard at work on their ninth studio album, and have released a video documenting its progress. (watch above). It shows the band in the studio and features brief snippets of new music.

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Alice in Chains Instagram: Photo by @IronMikeSavoia
Alice in Chains Instagram: Photo by @IronMikeSavoia
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Alice in Chains Joined Onstage by Layne Staley’s Father During Gig in Canada

Earlier this week Alice in Chains played Canada's Fox Fest in Burnaby, British Columbia, and invited a very special guest onstage. They were joined by Phil Staley, the father of the band's late vocalist Layne Staley. A video of his appearance can be seen above, while the band also posted a photo on their Instagram (see below).

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Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne Not Attached To the Term ‘Heavy Metal’

Black Sabbath are considered the founders of heavy metal, but singer  tells CNN in a new interview (watch above) that he doesn't particularly connect with that label.

"I have never ever ever been able to attach myself to the word 'heavy metal' — it has no musical connotations,

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Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead
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Lemmy Kilmister Suffers Hematoma, Motorhead Cancel Concerts

Motorhead were forced to cancel Saturday's (June 22) concert at Austria's See-Rock Festival and have scrubbed their June 25 show in Milan as well. The reason? According to a Facebook post by the Italian promoter, frontman Lemmy Kilmister suffered a hematoma and was unable to go onstage.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
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Hatebreed Announce Fall 2013 Tour Dates With Shadows Fall, The Acacia Strain + Battlecross

Just before they head to Europe for a series of shows and festivals across the pond, Hatebreed have announced a North American tour with Shadows Fall, the Acacia Strain and Battlecross that launches in September. The first batch of dates are below, with more to be announced.

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Watch Ex-Slayer Drummer Dave Lombardo Jamming With Sepultura’s Eloy Casagrande

Last week, it was revealed that former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo would guest on Sepultura's upcoming album. Now, the latest installment of Sepultura's studio diary features a brief video of Lombardo jamming with Sepultura drummer Eloy Casagrande (watch above).

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Hannah Johnston, Getty Images / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
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Serj Tankian / Devin Townsend Collaboration Unveils Lyric Video for ‘We Are’

Serj Tankian, Devin Townsend, Ihsahn (ex-Emperor) and Ray Holroyd (12 Ton Method) recently teamed up to record a song honoring former South African president Nelson Mandela, and now the lyric video for 'We Are' has been released (watch above).

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