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Grand Rapids’ Pop Evil and Nonpoint Lead Operation Rock Fest in Virginia

There are already quite a few rock festivals scheduled for the spring and early summer, but the Operation Rock Festival is the one that stands out for its commitment to the military men and women who serve the U.S.

The event, which features headliners Pop Evil and Nonpoint, will take place June 21 in Fredericksburg, Va.

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Black Keys’ New Song ‘Fever’ Out [Audio]

Since releasing 'Lonely Boy' in 2011, we've gotten used to the bluesy and kinda dancey tracks from the Black Keys.

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Sevendust Adds Dates to An Evening With Acoustic Trek

With the April 15 release of its crowd-funded acoustic album 'Time Travelers & Bonfires' just a few weeks away, Sevendusthas added more dates to its previously announced acoustic An Evening With Sevendust tour.

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Five Finger Death Punch Unveil Cinematic ‘House of the Rising Sun’ Video

After teasing audiences with a trailer last week, Five Finger Death Punch have unveiled their cinematic new video for 'House of the Rising Sun.' Upon announcing that the video was coming, the band stated that it was "an experiment" and their "initial steps toward something we always wanted to do … make a full length movie." Mission accomplished!

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Metallica Unleash Epic Ronnie James Dio Medley ‘Ronnie Rising’

Metallica have their share of naysayers, but after hearing the band's new Ronnie James Dio tribute medley, 'Ronnie Rising,' we have a feeling the lips of those naysayers will be sewn shut. The nine-minute song is masterfully put together, combining the iconic tracks 'A Light in the Black,' 'Tarot Woman,' 'Stargazer' and 'Kill the King.'

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The planned search area for missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, as of March 24, 2014. (Australian Maritime Safety Authority via Getty Images)
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Missing Flight 370 Crashed Into Indian Ocean, Says Malaysian Prime Minister

Authorities have concluded that Malaysia Airlines flight 370 fell into the Indian Ocean, killing all 239 people onboard.

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NCAA Tournament Recap — Michigan and Michigan State Advance to Sweet 16

After four exciting days of college basketball, the 68-team field of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship has been reduced to the Sweet 16.

Still alive are both Michigan and Michigan State.

Here are six things we learned from the tournament's first weekend:

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Metalhead Ned’s Tribute to Scumdog ‘Oderus Urungus’ [Video]

Today is a very sad day. I really am trying to come to terms with the news I heard when I turned on my phone and saw a Facebook message that readd, "I don't know if this is true, but check this out!"

I read the message and a terrible feeling came over me to find out that the leader of GWAR has passed on.

I have a unique history with this band.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Jimmy Fallon and Billy Joel Form Two-Man Doo-Wop Group [Video]

When Billy Joel stopped by 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' last night, you just knew something musical would happen.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Bus Stop Ad Makes Folks Think the World Is Ending [Video]

Some companies are extremely clever when coming up with new ways to advertise their products, and Pepsi definitely hit the nail on the head with this one.

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AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Rocks ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ at Billy Joel’s New York Show

Yes, while Billy Joel is known as 'The Piano Man,' he did have his fair share of upbeat rockers back in the day. But Joel, who is in the midst of a Madison Square Garden residency in New York, surprised fans by upping the wattage even more than usual. AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson turned up as a surprise guest, rocking the house with a rendition of 'You Shook Me All Night Long.'

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Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Talks Ronnie James Dio and ‘Man on the Silver Mountain’

Judas Priest's Rob Halford was the recipient of the 'Man on the Silver Mountain' award Monday night (March 17) at the 3rd Annual Ronnie James Dio Awards and Loudwire was there to catch the festivities.

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