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Banjo Player Crushes Slayer’s ‘Raining Blood’
This farm-filmed cover of Slayer's 'Raining Blood' also proves that even a banjo can sound brutal.
Zakk Wylde: Avenged Sevenfold’s Synyster Gates Is the New Torchbearer for Kids to Play Sol…
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Corey Taylor on New Slipknot Album: ‘People Are Gonna Lose Their Minds When They Hear It’
In a new interview with Corey Taylor, the vocalist gave an update on Slipknot's next album, claiming fans "will lose their minds" after hearing it.
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Unlocking the Truth have just been recruited by both Guns N' Roses and Queens of the Stone Age to open a few shows for each act.
Korn’s Brian ‘Head’ Welch Hospitalized in Russia
Last night (May 19), Korn guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch was admitted to a Russian hospital. The health scare forced Welch to drop out of Korn's gig with Soulfly in Krasnoyarsk and the guitarist will remain hospitalized for "a few days" and will miss an unknown number of upcom…
Judas Priest Unleash Full Version of New Single ‘March of the Damned’
Great news to report! Judas Priest have just unleashed the first official single from the upcoming album, 'Redeemer of Souls.' After exclusively teasing the track on Loudwire last week, the full version of 'March of the Damned' is now available for your listening pleasure and wil…
‘Super Duper Alice Cooper’ Documentary to Be Released on DVD + Blu-ray
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KISS Legend Ace Frehley Plays ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’ – Part 1
This newest edition of 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?' segment was so good, we had to split it into two parts! Iconic KISS legend Ace Frehley stopped by our studios to appear in our popular series, actually clearing up a great deal of untrue information.
Early Judas Priest Guitarist Ernie Chataway Dies
Early Judas Priest guitarist Ernie Chataway has reportedly passed away at the age of 62. The sad news was announced by original Judas Priest vocalist Al Atkins.
Watch the Best Ukulele Player Ever Shred Slayer’s ‘War Ensemble’
This video will cause you to drop your jaw and raise your horns. The ultimate cover of Slayer's 'War Ensemble' has been recorded and posted on YouTube. Even better, the monster track is pulverized by a man, Rob Scallon, wielding a ukulele.
Adrenaline Mob Suffer ‘Near Fatal Car Crash,’ Cancel Tour Dates With Avenged Sevenfold
Scary news to report from the Adrenaline Mob camp. The band was involved in a "near fatal car crash" and has been forced to drop off Avenged Sevenfold's current headlining tour with Hellyeah.
Billy Corgan Explains Why Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee Is Playing on New Smashing Pumpkins Albu…
A surprising story broke this week when it was revealed by Billy Corgan that Motley Crue's Tommy Lee would be playing drums on the Smashing Pumpkins' upcoming full-length 'Monuments to an Elegy.' This means current Pumpkins drummer Mike Byrne won't be featured on the record,…