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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.
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Metallica’s James Hetfield To Narrate Upcoming History Channel Series ‘The Hunt’

Metallica frontman James Hetfield has a number of hobbies and pastimes, one of which is hunting. Hetfield has experience in bear hunting, which is the subject of the upcoming History series 'The Hunt,' and he'll be the narrator for the eight episode series that premieres Sunday, June 8 at 10PM ET.

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Thousand Foot Krutch
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Thousand Foot Krutch’s Trevor McNevan Talks New Album and Playing in Russia

Thousand Foot Krutch are in the process of recording the follow-up to 2012‘s ‘The End is Where We Begin.’ They are playing some shows this spring and summer, as well, and Loudwire caught up with frontman Trevor McNevan backstage at Carolina Rebellion.

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Of Mice & Men Unveils Clip for New Single ‘Would You Still Be There’ [Video]

Of Mice & Men have released the video for 'Would You Still Be There,' the latest single from their album 'Restoring Force.' Released in January, the album was the band's highest charting effort so far, landing at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart its opening week.

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Black Sabbath Tony Iommi
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Could Black Sabbath’s July 4 London Gig Be Its Last?

Black Sabbath have been on a huge roll the last couple of years. Their comeback album '13' is a Grammy-winning smash hit and they've been playing sold-out shows all across the world. But could the legendary metal band's touring career be coming to a close?

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Chris Cornell of Soundgarden
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Soundgarden to Play ‘Superunknown’ in Entirety in New York

The 20th anniversary edition of Soundgarden's 'Superunknown' will be released on June 3, and the band has just announced a special show on June 2 at Webster Hall in New York City where they will play the album from front to back for only the second time ever.

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Black Stone Cherry
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Black Stone Cherry Headlines HardDrive Live Summer Tour

The lineup has been set for the sixth annual HardDrive Live Tour. Black Stone Cherry will headline, with We As Human and Kyng also on the bill, and the trek kicks off July 11 in Johnson City, Tenn.

The initial dates are below, with more to be announced soon.

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Zoltan Bathory Five Finger Death Punch
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Five Finger Death Punch Plans New Album in 2015

The prolific Five Finger Death Punch released two new studio albums in 2013. 'The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1‘ was unleashed in July, followed by 'Volume 2‘ in November. Now, it has been revealed that they already have plans to unleash a new album in 2015.

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