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Dethklok’s Brendon Small Talks Metalocalypse, Latest Album, Future Endeavors, and More!

I have interviewed a number of metal artist such as Phillip Anselmo, John Campbell, Oderus Urungus, etc. Then I heard Dethklok was coming to town and the band is fronted by a multi-talented individual. This person has been a part of my life for years! From Home Movies to Metalocalypse, Brendon Small has entertained fans for years. Then I got the opportunity to meet him...and it was...BRUTAL!

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Lamb of God’s John Campbell Talks New Album, Randy Blythe, Latest Tour, and More!

On December 3rd, the Orbit Room will be taken over by HellYeah, In Flames, and of course, Lamb of God. Lamb of God has defiantly been through some crap this year, but like all good metal bands, you pick yourself off, dust off, and set out on another tour. I got the chance to catch up with bassist John Campbell of Lamb of God!

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Discusses New Book ‘Too Much Horror Business,’ Scary Movies + More

On Sept. 25, iconic Metallica axeman Kirk Hammett released his first book, 'Too Much Horror Business,' which chronicles his massive horror movie memorabilia collection. In it, fans get a sneak peek at all of the goodies Hammett has been collecting since he was a child, laid out by decade beginning with the 1920s.

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DevilDriver’s Dez Fafara Talks Touring, Coal Chamber Reunion, New Album, And More!

November 20th is going to be a brutal day, why? Well, The Intersection will make way as the Fate of Chaos Tour hits downtown Grand Rapids! In tow will be GWAR, Cancer Bats, Legacy of Disorder, and DEVIL DRIVER! Wouldn't you know? I got to catch up with Dez Fafara of DEVIL DRIVER!

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Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan: ‘Life Did Not Turn Out the Way I’d Planned It, Not Even Close’

We're beginning to think that Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan may have a grudge against some of his former bandmates. Additionally, and this might be a bit of a stretch, but Corgan seems to also enjoy the occasional trash-talking session. Finally, and by all means correct us if we're wrong, it seems possible that Billy Corgan may possess some sort of internal turmoil. We developed this hypothesis after reading a recent statement from Corgan, where he threw some ill will at some former Smashing Pumpkins members, while analyzing his personal life as well.

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Oderus Urungus of GWAR Talks Upcoming Tour, Presidential Election, New Guitarist, and More!

GWAR has been around the metal scene for decades now. They are the definition of "Shock Rock." If you want to be coated in blood (fake blood), mosh hardcore, and get eaten by space aliens, you go to a GWAR show. Starting up their new tour, I got the chance to catch up with the scum dog, known as Oderus Urungus!

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Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix: ‘This Is The Record That Our Fans Have Been Waiting For’

The road to the release of Papa Roach’s new disc ‘The Connection’ (out Oct. 2) has not always been a smooth one, but that’s part of what powers the strength that it delivers. Written during a tumultuous time during lead vocalist Jacoby Shaddix’s life, the disc portrays a dark time for the band played out song by song. Kicking it off is the face-punching lead-off single ‘Still Swingin’ which is merely the prelude to the darkness that lies within.

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Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx Talks ‘Sex,’ Tweeting, Dave Mustaine + Future of Sixx: A.M.

Nikki Sixx is a man who wears many hats. Not only is he the bassist and songwriter for Motley Crue and Sixx: A.M., he's also a radio host, author and master of social media.

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Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath Talks Young Voter Apathy, Legacy + More in Exclusive Interview

Few bands have been able to consistently maintain critical and commercial success like Rise Against. The Chicago, Ill. punk rockers have reached a massive audience with their music and social and political activism. Frontman Tim McIlrath chatted with us about making the greatest Rise Against album, the problem of low young voter turnout, the amusing mix up of his band and Against Me! and more in an exclusive interview for GRD before last night's (September 17) show at The Orbit Room.

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Liam Gallagher: ‘I’d Like to Party with Prince Harry’

Tongues were wagging following Prince Harry’s recent scandal-plagued weekend in Las Vegas, which included various controlled substances and photographed debauchery. But Beady Eye frontman and former Oasis member Liam Gallagher doesn’t think Harry did anything wrong — in fact, he’d like to be invited next time.

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Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage Talks New Album, Fan Reactions, and More!

The Trespass America Festival featured Five Finger Death Punch, Trivium, Pop Evil, Emmure, Battlecross, and a little known band named KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. Recently lead vocalist Howard Jones departed from the group with complications of Diabetes. Left without a vocalist, Killswitch Engage welcomed back original singer Jesse Leach to the group. I was able to catch up with him while on tour!

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Dave Matthews Band Not Splitting Up, Boyd Tinlsey Insists

Last month, Dave Matthews harshed the mellows of fans around the world, telling Rolling Stone he “doesn’t know” what the future holds for his namesake jam band. He further spurred breakup rumors when, discussing DMB‘s forthcoming eighth studio album, ‘Away

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