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Judas Priest Confirm 2014 Release for New Album

British metal legends Judas Priest want to wish their fans a very merry Christmas, and they did so by sharing some of the best news Priest fans could hope for. In the band's Christmas message, Judas Priest confirmed that a new album will see the light of day in 2014!

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11-Year-Old Guitar Phenom Shreds Onstage With Steel Panther

Steel Panther guitarist Satchel is one of the most talented shredders in heavy metal, but his days may be numbered. On Dec. 19, 11-year-old Aidan Fisher challenged Satchel to a shred-off in Kansas City during Steel Panther's performance at the Midland Theater. Fisher wowed the audience with his abilities and probably even stole most of Satchel's groupies after the show.

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Lacuna Coil Pull Out of ShipRocked 2014 Due to ‘Very Serious Personal Family Matters’

Bad news from the Lacuna Coil camp. Those looking forward to seeing the band on the 2014 ShipRocked Cruise will have to catch the band at a later date, as the Italian metal act has pulled out of the cruise to focus on "very serious personal family matters."

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KISS’ Paul Stanley Addresses Birth Defect + Partial Deafness in New Memoir

KISS guitarist / vocalist Paul Stanley has finally penned his official autobiography. 'Face the Music: A Life Exposed' will see an April 22 release, and along with plenty of triumphant stories of rock stardom, Stanley addresses his struggles with Grade 3 Microtia and deafness in his right ear.

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Iron Maiden Turn Music Piracy Into Touring Gold with New Online Strategy

Update: Original source CITEworld has retracted their story -- "Due to writer error, an original version of this article stated that Iron Maiden used MusicMetric's analysis to plan its South American tours. MusicMetric did not work directly with Iron Maiden. The analysis described in this article was carried out without the band's participation or knowledge, and we have no confirmation that the band ever saw or used it. CITEworld deeply regrets this error, and we apologize to our readers."

Illegally downloading music is frowned upon, but Iron Maiden have managed to turn the issue into a positive. Instead of filing lawsuits or barraging the media with a list of names who have stolen music, Iron Maiden have instead used file-sharing information to plan their tour itineraries.

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A Day to Remember Get Nostalgic in New Video for ‘Right Back at It Again’

For a decade, A Day to Remember have mixed pop-punk with metalcore and hardcore to concoct an unlikely blend that has won over legions of fans. With their latest album 'Common Courtesy,' ADTR have come out swinging yet again, and the group has just put out an awesome video for 'Right Back at it Again.'

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Man Apparently Gets Tattoo of Disgraced Rocker Ian Watkins’ Mugshot

We're not quite sure how to react to this, because a decision like this is pretty insane. Although we can't 100-percent confirm that this is real, it seems like someone has tattooed the mugshot of disgraced Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins onto their skin.

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Ozzy Osbourne on Recent Relapse: ‘I Thought I Was Gonna Lose My Family’

Although Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne has a long history of drug and alcohol abuse, it was still surprising when then vocalist admitted to a relapse earlier this year. Ozzy's relapse almost dissolved his marriage with Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy's wife moving out of the family home at one point. In a new interview, Ozzy speaks about the effects of his slip, admitting he thought that he was going to lose his family.

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Lostprophets’ Ian Watkins Jokes His Child Sex Crimes Were ‘Mega Lolz’

Lostprophets singer and convicted pedophile Ian Watkins pleaded guilty to 13 sex crime counts on Nov. 26. He was handed a lengthy sentence earlier today (Dec. 18), but in the time span between his guilty plea and returning to court for sentencing, Watkins had two disgusting phone calls from prison, joking around about the many atrocities he committed against children.

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Lostprophets Singer Ian Watkins Receives 35-Year Sentence for Child Sex Crimes

Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins was sentenced today (Dec. 18) after pleading guilty to a total of 13 offenses, most of which revolve around child sex crimes. Watkins admitted to the most heinous and disturbing crimes in rock history, and for his despicable acts, the singer has been sentenced to 29 years in prison and an additional 6 years on extended license (probation). He will not be eligible for parole until he has served at least two-thirds of his sentence.

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