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Altitudes & Attitude
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Altitudes & Attitude Releases ‘Tell the World’ [Video]

The new project Altitudes & Attitude, featuring Anthrax bassist Frank Bello and Megadeth bassist David Ellefson, are ready to unveil the new video for 'Tell the World,' and the 'Big 4' thrash legends have teamed up with Loudwire for the exclusive premiere (watch above).

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L.A. KISS Uniform
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Kiss Reveals Flaming Helmets and 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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Maynard James Keenan
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Maynard James Keenan’s Hollywood Hills Home on the Market for $2.795 Million

Every hardcore Tool fan (and there are a LOT of them) has wondered what the inside of singer Maynard James Keenan's California home looks like. You may imagine Maynard dwelling in some sort of psychedelic kaleidoscope or even one of the worlds created for a Tool music video, and you wouldn't be entirely incorrect.

Luckily, if you've got $2.795 million burning a hole in your pocket, you can buy his home in the Hollywood Hills.

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Killer Be Killed
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Killer Be Killed Releasing Self-Titled Debut Album May 13

Killer Be Killed, a group consisting of Dillinger Escape Plan vocalist Greg Puciato, Sepultura / Soulfly legend Max Cavalera, Mastodon frontman Troy Sanders and former Mars Volta drummer David Elitch, has revealed the cover art and release date of the band's debut album.

The self-titled disc is scheduled to hit shelves on May 13 via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Kirk Hammett
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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett: ‘We’re Just a Little Thrash Band From San Francisco’

Kirk Hammett may play guitar for metal's most successful band, but the Metallica shredder remains humble to this day. In a new interview with Hammett, the guitarist puts Metallica's success into perspective while claiming that the titans are "just a little thrash band from San Francisco."

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Tool
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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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Zakk Wylde
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Zakk Wylde Talks ‘Catacombs of the Black Vatican’

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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Autopsy
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Autopsy to Unleash New Album ‘Tourniquets, Hacksaws and Graves’ in April

California death metal legends Autopsy have revealed details for their seventh studio album, 'Tourniquets, Hacksaws and Graves.' The gore-obsessed foursome released 'The Headless Ritual' last year, but the group has taken no time at all to craft 'Tourniquets, Hacksaws and Graves,' which will brutalize fans beginning April 29.

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SlashOzzy
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Ozzy Osbourne to Perform with Slash + Receive Award at 10th Annual MusiCares Benefit Concert

Legendary Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne will be honored at the 10th anniversary MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert on May 12. At the special event, Osbourne will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for the Sabbath singer's commitment to helping individuals who have struggled with addiction.

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Lamb of God Randy Blythe
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Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Composing Music for Richmond Ballet

Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe has been a busy man since being acquitted of manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic last year. Having toured extensively with Lamb of God since then and just releasing the 'As the Palaces Burn' documentary about the trial, Blythe is directing his talents toward a more "highbrow" audience, composing a piece of music for the Richmond Ballet.

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