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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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ACDC
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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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Bad Seed Rising
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Bad Seed Rising, ‘Hey Kid’ – Exclusive Lyric Video Premiere

Bad Seed Rising are an up-and-coming rock band hailing from Baltimore. Having already signed with Roadrunner Records, the band has just released its debut EP, 'Charm City.' To further introduce you to Bad Seed Rising, we're giving you the exclusive premiere of the new track 'Hey Kid.'

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Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia Talks New Album ‘Broken Crown Halo,’ Songwriting and Touring

Lacuna Coil co-vocalist Cristina Scabbia was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. Fresh off the "Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock" tour, Scabbia talked about the trek, the band's transition after having two members retire and channeling her own personal struggles into the band's songwriting. If you missed Jackie’s show, here’s her full interview with Lacuna Coil's Cristina Scabbia.

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Rise Against's Tim McIlrath
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Rise Against Teases New Album for 2014

It looks like we can add another one of rock's heavy hitters to the release schedule this year. Rise Against have headed online to tease the fact that the band is back in the studio working on a new album for 2014.

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Krist Novoselic
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Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic Reflects on Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

At the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, the surviving members of Nirvana put on a performance for the ages. Drummer Dave Grohl, bassist Krist Novoselic and guitarist Pat Smear pounded out a four-song set of Nirvana tunes with a rotation of female vocalists taking on each song. Joan Jett, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon, St. Vincent and pop superstar Lorde all took part, and in a new blog post by Novoselic, the musician reminisces about the hallmark night.

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KISS' Paul Stanley
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KISS’ Paul Stanley Calls Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Co-Founder a ‘Spineless Weasel’

The original four members of KISS are now officially Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. Although the April 10 ceremony is in the past, Paul Stanley's criticism of the institution continues. This time, Stanley takes aim at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame co-founder and Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner, whom Paul Stanley calls a "spineless weasel."

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Kyng
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Kyng Frontman Eddie Veliz Discusses New Album ‘Burn the Serum’

Following their powerful debut album, ‘Trampled Sun,’ Kyng are back with their sophomore disc ‘Burn the Serum.’ We had the chance to chat with frontman Eddie Veliz about the brand new disc, due out April 15 via Razor and Tie Records. Veliz talked about the creative process of ‘Burn the Serum,’ as well as some of his favorite tracks from the album. Check out our interview with Eddie Veliz of Kyng below, then stream the entire 'Burn the Serum' album in the player at the bottom of this post:

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Frank Bello + David Ellefson
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Anthrax’s Frank Bello and Megadeth’s David Ellefson Talk Altitudes & Attitude

Anthrax bassist Frank Bello and Megadeth bassist David Ellefson are legendary musicians in their own right, but the 'Big 4' thrashers have taken their music in a new direction with Altitudes & Attitude.

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Pop Evil Leigh Kakaty
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Pop Evil, ‘Torn to Pieces’ – Exclusive Video Premiere

Pop Evil are going deeper into their highly successful 'Onyx' album, and they're now teaming with Loudwire and PopCrush to bring you the premiere of their video for 'Torn to Pieces.'

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Deftones Chino Moreno Chi Cheng
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Deftones Pay Tribute To Late Bassist Chi Cheng With Never-Before-Released Track ‘Smile’

One year ago today (April 13), Deftones said goodbye to bassist Chi Cheng, who passed away after a 2008 car accident left him mostly in a coma for four and a half years. On the one year anniversary of his passing, frontman Chino Moreno has posted the unreleased song 'Smile' from Deftones' shelved album 'Eros.'

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