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Drummer Daniel Liljekvist Leaves Katatonia to ‘Concentrate on Family and Get a Normal Job’

Unfortunate news from Katatonia: Longtime drummer Daniel Liljekvist has left the band. In a statement posted on Katatonia's official website earlier today, Liljekvist notes that he's no longer able to "combine job, family and commit 100% to Katatonia."

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Steel Panther Performs ‘Rock You Like a Hurricane’ with Chris Jericho and Andy Biersack [Video]

The list of musicians who have jammed with Steel Panther onstage is endless, but this latest video is a doozy. At the House of Blues in Hollywood, Calif., Fozzy singer / WWE superstar Chris Jericho and Black Veil Brides singer Andy Biersack joined Steel Panther for a cover of Scorpions' 'Rock You Like a Hurricane.' And like the majority of Steel Panther videos, this one is NSFW.

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Wayne Static, Smile Empty Soul, Otep and Dope Head Up Civil Unrest Tour

Wayne Static and Smile Empty Soul will join a solid lineup of bands taking part in the 2014 'Civil Unrest Tour.' The trek, which gets underway in May, is rounded out by Otep, Dope and Thira, making for an impressive night of hard rock glory.

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Kix Releasing First New Album in 19 Years

Kix have been back together since 2003, but haven't released a studio album since 1995's 'Show Business.' They put out a live album/DVD in 2012, and now have signed with Loud & Proud Records to release an as-yet-untitled album on July 22.

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Category: Metal, News, Rock
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Pop Evil’s Leigh Kakaty Discusses ‘Onyx’ Album and ‘Being a Minority Frontman’ [Video]

Pop Evil kicked off this year with a massive trek with Stone Sour, and now the Grand Rapids-based band is hitting the road with Escape the Fate. For a full list of dates go here.

Loudwire had the opportunity to sit down with Pop Evil frontman Leigh Kakaty, who spoke all about the band’s latest disc ‘Onyx.’ He gives an honest account of their need for creative freedom and expression on the album, as well as challenging recording moments.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Jenny McCarthy Announces Her Engagement; ‘The View’ Freaks Out [Video]

Jenny McCarthy just got engaged to Donnie Wahlberg.

And as she told her co-hosts on "The View," they kind of freaked out.

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Korn Honors Late Touring Guitarist Shane Gibson

Yesterday we reported the very sad news that former Korn touring guitarist Shane Gibson passed away at the age of 35. Gibson had taken over live guitar duties for the band from 2007 to 2010 following Brian 'Head' Welch's exit from the group.

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Burglar Creeps In Baby’s Room Unnoticed

Wow, this video freaked me out. This is a security camera footage a family found after they had been robbed. The burglar creeped into the baby's room and stood over it's crib. How scary! I have an unnatural fear of someone breaking into my home and that fear is now heightened!

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Milwaukee’s Summerfest Adds Arctic Monkeys, Phantogram and Others to Lineup

As if having New Order, the Hold Steady and Airborne Toxic Event on the overstuffed Summerfest lineup wasn't enough, the fest just added Arctic Monkeys, Phantogram and others.

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AC/DC Release Official Statement on Malcolm Young’s Health + Future of Band

Although AC/DC singer Brian Johnson just revealed in a new interview that the band would not be breaking up, AC/DC have just released their first official statement addressing the reports that have surfaced over the past few days. The band states that guitarist Malcolm Young will be "taking a break from the band due to ill health," but also makes it clear that AC/DC will continue to make music.

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Ace Frehley on What Really Happened at KISS’ Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction [Exclusive]

On April 10, KISS were inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during a ceremony at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, and a lot has been written about the event. But we had the privilege of having founding KISS guitarist Ace Frehley drop by our studio the very next day to set the record straight as to what really went down at the ceremony. Check out the interview in the video above.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: More and More Dogs Getting High in Arizona with Marijuana Dispensaries [Video]

There's a growing problem since legal medical marijuana dispensaries opened in Arizona in 2012: dogs getting high.

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