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Clutch Prep Record Store Day Split, ‘Earth Rocker’ Deluxe Version and ‘Robot Hive/Exodus’ Vinyl

Clutch fans, get ready for three very unique releases. The band has revealed plans for a "Record Store Day" split with labelmates Lionize and also announced special edition releases of their 'Earth Rocker' and 'Robot Hive/Exodus' albums.

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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
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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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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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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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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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KISS' Ace Frehley
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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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Rob Zombie Unveils Trailer for ‘Zombie Horror Picture Show’ DVD

Anyone who has been to a Rob Zombie show knows that the rocker goes all out to give the audience some entertainment value. Now Zombie is giving you a chance to experience the thrill of one of his shows from the luxury of your TV room. The 'Zombie Horror Picture Show' concert DVD and Blu-Ray arrives May 19 and the trailer just surfaced (watch below).

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Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme Cameos as Carrie Brownstein’s Gay Brother on ‘Portlandia’

The IFC series 'Portlandia' has had its fair share of rockers appear on the series over the years, and Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme is the latest to make a cameo on the show.

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Shane Gibson
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Former Korn Touring Guitarist Shane Gibson Dies

Sad news to report from the Korn family. Shane Gibson, who performed as a live member for Korn from 2007-2010, has passed away at the age of 35 from complications due to a blood clotting disorder.

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AC/DC Retirement Talk Intensifies Amid Report of Malcolm Young Stroke

Last night we reported conflicting rumors concerning AC/DC's future -- one in which the band were close to announcing their retirement and another where they had booked studio time to start work on their next album. But it now appears as though the retirement rumors are gaining strength as further details backing up the story have been revealed.

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