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Chad Bowar

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.
James Hetfield
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Metallica’s James Hetfield Jams With Kids at Rockin’ the Bay Benefit Concert

James Hetfield has been a long time supporter of Little Kids Rock, an organization which provides music instruction and instruments to public schools. The Metallica frontman was honored with the charity's inaugural 'Livin' the Dream Award' at their annual Rockin' the Bay Benefit Concert in Menlo Park, Calif., over the weekend, and Hetfield performed "Enter Sandman" with some of the kids during the event (watch the videos below).

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Category: Metal, News, Videos
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2013 Mayhem Festival Dates + Cities Unveiled

Since its launch in 2008, the Rockstar Energy Drink  has quickly become one of top U.S. metal tours. Some of the biggest names in music have headlined the fest in the past, including Motorhead, Slayer and Slipknot in 2012. No bands have been announced yet, but the dates and cities for this year's trek have just been unveiled.

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Dexter Holland and Emily Armstrong
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The Offspring and Dead Sara’s Emily Armstrong Team Up for Performance of ‘Gone Away’

In late 2012, the Offspring toured with Dead Sara. During the Offpsring's set, Emily Armstrong from Dead Sara would join the band for a stripped down version of 'Gone Away.' A video of an October performance of the song at a show at the Hollywood Palladium, as well as footage of the pair recording a studio version of the song, has been released (watch below).

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