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Rock Hall of Fame CEO on Why KISS’ Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer Are Not Being Inducted

Ever since KISS were announced as 2014 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, there has been a tremendous amount of controversy. From tension between classic band members, to quarrels with the Hall of Fame itself, KISS' induction has been a topic of discussion, in many cases, for all the wrong reasons. Adding to the tension is Rock Hall CEO Joel Peresman, who has explained why current members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer aren't being inducted with the founding KISS members, saying they merely "took the persona of characters that were created by Ace and Peter .”

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Zakk Wylde Talks ‘Catacombs of the Black Vatican,’ Masturbatory Accidents + More

When it comes to interviews, Zakk Wylde is all business. We invited the Black Label Society frontman to our studio to learn about the band's ninth studio album, 'Catacombs of the Black Vatican,' along with everything Zakk Wylde. It didn't take long for Wylde to open up, enlightening us about the courage it takes to get in bed with a woman, the pain of masturbatory accidents + much more.

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Carlton
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Carlton Banks From ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ Dances to Cannibal Corpse

Every single person who grew up watching 'The Fresh Prince of Bel Air' in the early-to-mid '90s can do two things: recite the show's entire theme song at the drop of an extremely colorful hat and dance just like power-nerd Carlton Banks. However, one thing we bet you've never seen is Carlton do his unique dance to Cannibal Corpse's 'Butchered at Birth.'

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KISS
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Family of Late KISS Drummer Eric Carr Denies Involvement in Lawsuit

Yesterday (March 11), we reported that the heirs to late KISS drummer Eric Carr's estate had filed a lawsuit against KISS for "untold payments," according to an article in the New York Post. The supposed heirs were originally labelled as members of Carr's family, but according to an attorney representing the family, the lawsuit was filed by "a non-related third party."

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Dave Lombardo Claims He Only Made $67,000 From Slayer’s $4.4 Million Gross in 2011

Philm / ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo recently took a trip to Belfast, Ireland, to host a sold-out drumming workshop and master class. The legendary percussionist spoke about his departure from Slayer during a Q&A session, and for the first time, the specific financial issues which led to the split were made public by Lombardo.

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Eric Carr
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Late KISS Drummer Eric Carr’s Heirs File Lawsuit Against Band for ‘Untold Payments’

November 24, 1991 was an incredibly sad day for the rock world. Not only was it the day Queen legend Freddie Mercury died, but the day KISS drummer Eric Carr passed away, as well. Well over 20 years after Carr's death, the drummer's heirs have filed a lawsuit against KISS for "untold payments" stretching back all the way to Carr's passing.

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L.A. KISS Uniform
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KISS Reveal Insane Flaming Helmets + Uniforms for Arena Football Team

Last year, it was revealed that KISS would launch their very own football team. Considering what KISS have slapped their band's name onto in the past, the announcement of the L.A. KISS team invading the Arena Football League wasn't too much of a shock, but the actual uniforms for the team will boggle your brains.

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Randy Blythe of Lamb of God
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Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Goes In-Depth on How He Secured His ‘Dark Days’ Book Deal

Ever since Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe was arrested in the Czech Republic on manslaughter charges, a million questions have been directed at Blythe and the rest of the "pure American metal" band.

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Trent Reznor
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Nine Inch Nails: Favorite ‘Downward Spiral’ Song – Readers Poll

This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the seminal Nine Inch Nails album 'The Downward Spiral.' The 1994 release boasted a unique blend of industrial rock and electronica, redefining both the genres, along with lyrical content that explored the deepest depths of pain and suffering.

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Cyborg Drummer
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One-Armed Drummer Returns to Kit Thanks to Amazing ‘Cyborg’ Prosthesis

This is truly mind-blowing. A professor at the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology, who has built robotic musicians in the past, has created a piece of technology that can allow an amputee to play drums. In fact, the inventor himself claims that "the drummer essentially becomes a cyborg."

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Is Tool’s New Album Already Recorded?

Update: Tool guitarist Adam Jones has publicly claimed that his comment about the band's new record being done was simply a joke:

It's been almost eight full years since Tool gifted fans with '10,000 Days' back in 2006, and ever since, followers of the massively successful band have been praying for a new record. There have been tons of small updates on the progress of Tool's fifth full-length album in the past couple of years, but in a new report, a reliable source has written that Tool may be "100 percent done" with the record.

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