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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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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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Black Friday Record Store Day 2013: Guide to Hard Rock + Metal Releases

Want to do some Black Friday shopping without getting trampled in the process? Go support your local record store! The 2013 Black Friday edition of Record Store Day is set to launch on Nov. 29 and there are tons of special goodies just begging to be bought.

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2014 New England Metal & Hardcore Festival Announces First Wave of Confirmed Acts

New England Metal & Hardcore Festival has announced the first wave of acts for the fest's 2014 edition. So far, bands such as All That Remains, Iced Earth, Nile, Bleeding Through and many others have been confirmed to perform at NEMHC next year.

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Iron Maiden’s ‘Run to the Hills’ Gets Yacht Rock Treatment

We've heard lullaby version of heavy metal songs, we've heard string quartet versions of metal songs, and even some pop artists have covered some of metal's most cherished anthems, but this might be the one version nobody expected. Sung in the style of Michael McDonald, Las Vegas act the Guilty Pleasures recently covered Iron Maiden's classic 'Run to the Hills' in their own 'Yacht Rock' style.

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Gunman Spotted on Yale Campus; Lockdown Lifted [UDATED]

UPDATE 3:15 p.m. EST: The lockdown and shelter-in-place orders have been lifted, according to the Yale alert system. Police have been going door-to-door on campus searching for the gunman, though authorities will not confirm whether it may have been a hoax.

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Sevendust Turn to Crowdfunding for New Acoustic Album

Sevendust are ready to rock a new acoustic album for the fans, but they're asking for a little help to further the project. The band is the latest to utilize a PledgeMusic campaign to help fund one of their passion projects.

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Dates Revealed for 2014 World’s Loudest Month, Featuring Rock on the Range + More Festivals

2014’s concert schedule is starting to take shape with the dates for many of the biggest and most anticipated U.S. rock festivals being revealed. From April 26 through May 31, six rock festivals will invade the U.S., resulting in what could only be called the World’s Loudest Month.

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Peavey Debuts Guitars, Straps + Picks Inspired by ‘The Walking Dead’

Awesome!!! If you're a guitarist and a fan of zombies, you'll want to check out these new Peavey guitars sporting artwork inspired by 'The Walking Dead.'

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Category: Metal, News, Rock
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Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister on His Current Health: ‘I’m Paying for the Good Times’

The health of Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister has been a talking point among fans for a while now. Along with getting a defibrillator inserted into his chest, Lemmy suffered a hematoma and has been forced to cancel a number of shows this year. In a new interview, Kilmister chalks up his health issues as "paying for the good times."

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Kurt Cobain Nearly Banned Dave Grohl From Performing at Nirvana’s ‘Unplugged’ Concert

On Nov. 18, 1993, Nirvana took a trip to New York City and taped their iconic 'Unplugged' set for MTV. The special aired less than a month later on Dec. 14, adding yet another immortal moment to Nirvana's vast list of achievements. However, 20 years later, MTV has revealed that at the insistence of Kurt Cobain, drummer Dave Grohl almost didn't perform at the 'Unplugged' set.

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