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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.
AC/DC
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Is Stevie Young Playing on New AC/DC Album?

With Malcolm Young taking leave from the band due to illness, it looks like AC/DC didn't have to look far for a replacement guitarist to work on their new album. Back in 1988, Stevie Young filled in on guitar for his uncle Malcolm during 's 'Blow Up Your Video' tour. Now, 25 plus years later, there is a report that he's filling in for his uncle again.

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Category: News, Rock
Metallica
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
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Lars Ulrich: Metallica Are in ‘Fourth Inning’ of New Album Process

He was born in Denmark and grew up with a tennis background, but Metallica's Lars Ulrich made a baseball reference when talking about the progress of a new studio album. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Ulrich says, "Right now, we're in the fourth inning."

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Alice in Chains Jerry Cantrell
Kevin Winter, Getty Images
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Alice in Chains Expands 2014 North American Tour with August Dates

With its previously announced spring tour ready to kick off Friday night (April 25) in Tulsa, Okla., and including a May 20 performance at Battle Creek's Kellogg Arena, Alice in Chains has added more North American dates to the schedule for later this summer.

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Aerosmith's Steven Tyler / Slash
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com
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Aerosmith + Slash Reveal ‘Let Rock Rule’ 2014 North American Tour Dates

The cat was let out of the bag a few weeks ago that Aerosmith and Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators would be teaming up for a summer tour. Slash and a couple of Aerosmith members confirmed the pairing via Twitter. Now the cities and dates for the trek have been announced (see below).

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Mastodon
Facebook: Mastodon
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Mastodon’s Sixth Studio Album Nears Completion

We broke the news not too long ago that Mastodon had finished recording their sixth studio album. The hugely anticipated record is expected for a summer release, but the entire process isn't done yet. In a message posted on Mastodon's Facebook page, the band reveals the record is now in the mastering process.

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