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December 8: The Day We Lost Darrell ‘Dimebag’ Abbott

On Dec. 8, 2004, in Columbus, Ohio. There was a terrible event that occurred in metal history.

A shooting occurred at the Alrosa Villa venue in Columbus, where a band called Damage Plan was playing that night. Sadly, guitarist Darrell 'Dimebag' Abbott was fatally shot.

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2014 Grammy Nominees for Best Metal Performance: Anthrax, Black Sabbath, Dream Theater, Killswitch Engage + Volbeat With King Diamond

Metal may not get the wealth of recognition that other genres receive, but the big category that every metalhead music fan should be paying attention to is the Best Metal Performance category.

The nominees for the 2014 Grammy Awards were just announced and there's a diverse group of acts populating the category.

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Black Sabbath, Queens of the Stone Age Lead 2014 Rock Grammy Nominations

A big congrats is in order to Black Sabbath and Queens of the Stone Age as they're among the rock leaders for the 2013 Grammy Awards. Each of the acts received three nominations when the Grammy Awards nods were revealed Friday night (Dec. 6).

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Super Quest Shows How to Play Death Metal Music [Videos]

Canadian rock band Super Quest has been offering up tips on how to play death metal music in a series of short instructional videos.

I've found these videos very helpful in my late-night attempts to play this particular brand of rock music.

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In This Moment Releases New Music Video for ‘Whore’

I saw In This Moment for the first time this past summer at the Carnival of Madness tour, and they did not disappoint.

Singer Maria Brink is one powerful performer.

Overnight at midnight, In This Moment released its new music video for the single, "Whore," from its "Blood" release. Check it out below.

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Stone Sour Reveal Jim Root Will Sit Out Winter 2014 Tour to Focus on New Slipknot Album

Jim Root fans, we've got some bad news and some amazing news. Of course, we'll start with the bad news. Stone Sour have announced that Root will not be touring with the band on their upcoming winter tour. However, Root's absence is for good reason, as he's chosen to spend the time writing with Slipknot for the band's next album!

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Eddie ‘The Barber’ Vedder Shaves Fan’s Head On Stage At Pearl Jam Show [Video]

I once saw Eddie Vedder cut a fan's mullet off on stage at a Pearl Jam show in Michigan.  On Saturday night in Spokane, Wash., Eddie once again became a barber on stage.

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Skindred Releases ‘Kill The Power’ [Video]

Skindred have released a video for their song "Kill The Power."

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GRD EXCLUSIVE – Devour The Day Live with Shaffee

 

Thanks to Devour The Day for dropping by WGRD for an interview and to perform live.

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Warriors Of Rock [VIDEO]

Last week, a band from Peterborough, Ontario called Super Quest amused me with a 60 second video explaining how to play death metal.  This week, they released a music video for their song, "Warriors of Rock."

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Black Sabbath At Grammy Museum [VIDEO]

Black Sabbath members Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler visited the Grammy Museum's Clive Davis Theater on November 6th.

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In This Moment Coming Back To Michigan

 

In This Moment will return to Michigan for a stop on their Hellpop Tour II.

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