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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.
Wolfmother Andrew Stockdale
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Wolfmother Streams Surprise Album ‘New Crown;’ Unveils ‘Heavy Weight’ [Video/Audio]

If Beyonce can release a surprise album, why not ? After splitting the band up last year to go solo, frontman Andrew Stockdale decided to go back to using the Wolfmother name and released its third album 'New Crown' via Bandcamp.

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Led Zeppelin To Release Box Set Editions of First Three Albums Remastered by Jimmy Page

Led Zeppelin, one of the most popular and influential rock bands in history, are issuing box sets of their first three albums. Deluxe editions of 'Led Zeppelin,' 'Led Zeppelin II' and 'Led Zeppelin III' will be available June 3 (see artwork above and below). It's the first installment of the planned reissues of all nine of their studio albums.

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Ray Luzier - Charlie Benante
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Korn’s Ray Luzier and Anthrax’s Charlie Benante Talk Drumming for ‘Metalhead to Head’

In the latest episode of Fuse's 'Metalhead to Head,' Korn's Ray Luzier and 's Charlie Benante sit down and chat with each other (watch Part 1 above). Two great drummers shoot the breeze about everything from how they got started drumming to developing their style to being fathers. There's a drum pad in between them, and throughout the interview they actually play various parts and demonstrate techniques.

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Miss May I Releases ‘Rise of the Lion’ Album April 29; Plays Grand Rapids April 30

The Ohio metal-core band Miss May I have completed their fourth album 'Rise of the Lion,' which will be released April 29 via Rise Records.

Miss May I will be hitting the road in support of the new record.

After several Japanese shows in April is a U.S. trek with For the Fallen Dreams that kicks off April 29 in Chicago and stops April 30 at The Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids.

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Asking Alexandria Covers Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Closer’ for ‘Punk Goes ’90s Vol. 2′

The second volume of 'Punk Goes '90s' will be released April 1, and it features modern artists covering classic '90s tracks. Prior to the disc's release, fans can check out the lyric video for 's version of the Nine Inch Nails classic 'Closer' (watch above).

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