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Alice in Chains
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Alice in Chains Release New Single ‘Stone’

As Alice in Chains' newest album, 'The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here,' creeps closer and closer, anticipation for the record's release has been growing towards a peak. Although 'The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here' won't see the light of day until May 28, Alice in Chains have unleashed the new single 'Stone' to help you through the wait.

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Scott Ian / Kirk Hammett
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Anthrax Perform AC/DC’s ‘T.N.T.’ Live With Metallica Guitarist Kirk Hammett

Legendary thrashers Anthrax have been busting out some mind-blowing surprises lately. On Wednesday night (March 27), Anthrax brought both  legendary guitarist Slash and iconic Public Enemy rapper Chuck D onstage on Los Angeles. Now comes news that last night in San Francisco, Anthrax were joined by Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett for an explosive live performance of AC/DC's 'T.N.T.'

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Machine Head Holding Public Bassist Auditions for 2013 Mayhem Festival Dates

Listen up, bassists, because the chance of a lifetime may be within your grasp. Machine Head are holding public auditions to find a temporary bass player. The goal of Machine Head's new experiment? Finding a stellar musician to perform with the band on this year's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour.

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The Dillinger Escape Plan
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The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals as Leaders + More Confirmed for 2013 Summer Slaughter Tour

The 2013 Summer Slaughter tour has announced the majority of bands who will grace this year's bill. Although specific dates have not yet been confirmed, the Dillinger Escape Plan will headline this year's tour, with Animals as Leaders, Periphery and more coming along for the ride.

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Slipknot
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Slipknot’s Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan Sheds Tears While Watching Son Record Vocal Tracks

Just because you're in a seriously pissed off metal band with songs that contain lyrics such as "I want to slit your throat and f--- the wound" doesn't necessarily mean you don't have a soft side. Slipknot percussionist / backup vocalist Shawn 'Clown' Crahan has a son who is also in a band, and as Clown witnessed his spawn record vocals, the mad carnival villain couldn't help but shed a prideful tear.

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Alice in Chains
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Alice in Chains Reveal Release Date, Album Art + Track Listing for ‘The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here’

Alice in Chains have unveiled the official release date, cover art and track listing for their fifth studio album, 'The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.' The new Alice in Chains disc will become available on May 28 (not May 14, as previously reported), and guitarist Jerry Cantrell has offered some interesting insight on the concept behind the disc's name and its title track.

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John Dolmayan
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System of a Down’s John Dolmayan: ‘We Are Going to Make a New Album at a Certain Point’

It's been a long, long time since System of a Down have released an album … about seven-and-a-half years to be exact. Now that the band has been playing live shows again over the past couple of years, fans have been drooling for some new material, and according to drummer John Dolmayan, System of a Down "are going to make a new album at a certain point."

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Dave Mustaine
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Megadeth Frontman Dave Mustaine To Appear as Featured Soloist With San Diego Symphony

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has been named as a featured soloist for California's San Diego Symphony. The thrash shredder will participate in an April 2014 program, which will feature music from Richard Wagner, Antonio Vivaldi and Antonin Dvorak.

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30 Seconds to Mars
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30 Seconds to Mars Announce New Album Title, Unleash New Single ‘Up in the Air’

30 Seconds to Mars have just released the track 'Up in the Air,' the band's first single from their upcoming fourth studio album, 'Love Lust Faith + Dreams.' The song made its outer space premiere at the International Space Station today, and now you can hear 'Up in the Air' right here on Earth.

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Black Sabbath
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Black Sabbath: First North American Tour Date of 2013 Confirmed

Black Sabbath have confirmed their first North American tour date of 2013. The band is expected to tour stateside from July through September, with an Aug. 14 show in Toronto being the first confirmation that Black Sabbath will indeed grace North American soil once again.

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Rob Zombie, Rick James and Ozzy Osbourne
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Rob Zombie Reminisces About Smoking Crack With Ozzy Osbourne and Rick James

Rob Zombie is set to have a monster year in 2013. The multi-talented artist will be releasing his latest film, 'The Lords of Salem,' on April 19, with the soundtrack for the movie dropping on April 16. Additionally, Zombie's fifth solo album, 'Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor,' will become available on April 23, and amidst all the excitement, Zombie recently decided to tell a fascinating story about smoking crack with heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne and late R&B star Rick James. 

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