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Ozzy Osbourne Discusses Black Sabbath’s Tumultuous History + His Public Perception

On the 40th anniversary of the 1972 Black Sabbath release ‘Vol. 4,’ Ozzy Osbourne reflected with a popular radio show on the band’s legendary career, while also touching on an array of subjects from being vilified by the general public to his struggles with drugs and alcohol throughout his career.

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Big Wreck
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Big Wreck’s Ian Thornley Discusses Band’s Revival, ‘Albatross’ Album + Velvet Revolver Audition

Hailing from Canada, Big Wreck showed plenty of promise in the late '90s and early 2000s, but after their sophomore set slumped the band members decided to part ways. Now, a full decade later, singer Ian Thornley reached out to his longtime friend and cohort Brian Doherty and by opening the lines of communication, his onetime guitarist returned and a surprise resurrection of Big Wreck followed.

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Deuce Says He Feels Liberated With ‘Nine Lives’ Solo Release in Exclusive Interview

The music industry can be a tough and cutthroat business at times. You can feel like you're on top of the world with your crew and then have it all come crashing down moments later. Los Angeles, Calif. native Deuce enjoyed much success with Hollywood Undead before things got ugly. The artist/producer and his former bandmates didn't split on good terms, but Deuce has put that behind him. The singer sat down with us to talk about his new album, Nine Lives, life after Hollywood Undead and more.

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Halestorm
Atlantic Records
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Lzzy Hale on Halestorm’s Grammy Nomination: ‘It’s a Personal Victory for the Four of Us’

It's been a massive year for Halestorm and they're ending 2012 with a bang! It was just announced that the group and their song 'Love Bites (So Do I)' off of their latest album 'The Strange Case Of...' were nominated in the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category for the upcoming 55th annual Grammy Awards, taking place Feb. 10, 2013, in Los Angeles.

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Charlie Benante of Anthrax
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Anthrax’s Charlie Benante on 2013 Grammy Nomination: ‘It Was Just Complete Shock’

Many congratulations are in order for each band nominated for Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance for the upcoming 55th annual Grammy Awards. Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Halestorm, Marilyn Manson and Lamb of God have been nominated, along with a rejuvenated Anthrax, who scored a nod for the song 'I'm Alive.' We were able to talk with Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante earlier today (Dec. 6) to gauge his reaction and get some insight into what the nomination means to him.

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Adult Swim
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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
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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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