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All That Remains
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2014 New England Metal & Hardcore Festival Announces First Wave of Confirmed Acts

New England Metal & Hardcore Festival has announced the first wave of acts for the fest's 2014 edition. So far, bands such as All That Remains, Iced Earth, Nile, Bleeding Through and many others have been confirmed to perform at NEMHC next year.

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Lostprophets Ian Watkins
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Woman Claims She Warned Police About Lostprophets Singer’s Pedophiliac Desires in 2008

Yesterday (Nov. 26), former Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins pleaded guilty to 11 counts of various sex crimes, most of which involved children. The unbelievably graphic and predatory nature of Watkins' crimes has shocked rock fans worldwide, but in a new update, an ex-girlfriend of Watkins claims that she had warned police in 2008 that the singer "wanted to abuse children."

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Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong: ‘We’re Going to Take a Break’ in 2014

2013 has been a year of redemption for Green Day. The band returned to the stage for the first time since frontman Billie Joe Armstrong entered rehab in 2012. Both Armstrong and Green Day toured the world this year, but in a new interview, Armstrong says that the iconic pop-punk band will be taking a break following their Australian tour in early 2014.

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Rage Against the Machine-All That Remains
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Tom Morello Responds to All That Remains Singer Phil Labonte’s Political Criticism

In a recent interview we conducted with All That Remains' Phil Labonte, the singer criticized Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello for his political views. After reading the interview, Morello responded to Phil Labonte's comments with a Twitter post directed straight at the All That Remains frontman.

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Alex Skolnick / Randy Blythe
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Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Recruits Testament’s Alex Skolnick for iPad Music Project

Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe recently recruited Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick for a new 'wacked out' musical project he's recording using his iPad.

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Jens Kidman of Meshuggah
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Meshuggah and ‘Pac-Man’ Combine to Create Brutal Video Game

Even though we're approaching Thanksgiving break, the work week still seems a bit too long, doesn't it? No worries, we've got a brilliant time killer for you to waste endless hours on! Get ready to avoid all human contact and check out 'Kidman,' a djent-tastic Meshuggah-ized version of 'Pac-Man.'

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Bleeding Through’s Van Skids Off Road During Farewell Tour

Bleeding Through recently embarked on the first leg of their U.S. farewell tour. As an extension to the original list of dates, the band added one last date in Albuquerque, N.M., but Bleeding Through nearly didn't make it to the show. On their way to the gig, Bleeding Through's van drove off the road, totaling the act's trailer.

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Randy Rhoads
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‘Randy Rhoads Remembered’ Concert to Feature Rudy Sarzo, Randy’s Brother Kelle + More

A massive tribute for late guitar icon Randy Rhoads has been organized for the 2014 NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) weekend. Featuring musicians who had played alongside the shredder and members of the Rhoads family, 'Randy Rhoads Remembered' is set to invade Santa Ana, Calif. on Jan. 25.

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Beastie Boys
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Beastie Boys Write Open Letter on Goldieblox’s Use of ‘Girls’ in Viral Commercial

You may have seen this new 'Goldieblox and the Spinning Machine' commercial, which challenges preconceptions of what a girl's toy should look like and be able to do. The ad has gone viral on YouTube, partially due to the inclusion of a re-imagined version of Beastie Boys' 'Girls.' However, the commercial has led to a lawsuit between Goldieblox and Beastie Boys, which has gotten increasingly ugly over the past few days.

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James Hetfield of Metallica
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Black Friday Record Store Day 2013: Guide to Hard Rock + Metal Releases

Want to do some Black Friday shopping without getting trampled in the process? Go support your local record store! The 2013 Black Friday edition of Record Store Day is set to launch on Nov. 29and there are tons of special goodies just begging to be bought.

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