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Chad has been writing about music since the mid '90s in genres ranging from mainstream pop to extreme metal. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and websites across the globe. He's currently the heavy metal editor for About.com and contributes to many other publications. Chad has worked in radio for more than a quarter century and resides in Charlotte.
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Metallica To Debut New Song and Let Fans Pick Setlists on 2014 European Tour

Metallica will head to Europe next summer for a string of concerts, and ticket holders will have the opportunity to vote for songs that the band will play during each show. Metallica will let fans pick 17 of the 18 songs they play. The 18th will be a brand new track, as the band declares they are "ready to make another album."

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‘Volume 2′ of Five Finger Death Punch’s ‘Wrong Side of Heaven’ Lands at No. 2 on Billboard 200

After Five Finger Death Punch's 'The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Volume 1' debuted at No. 2 when it was released in July, the follow-up 'The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Volume 2' has just matched it, also securing the No. 2 spot its opening week.

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Dave Grohl: Foo Fighters Next Album Being Recorded ‘In a Way That No One’s Done Before’

Dave Grohl has been busy working with other artists including Ghost (Ghost B.C.) and country superstars the Zac Brown Band. Now he's turning his attention back to Foo Fighters, and has just made an interesting statement about their next album.

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Vocalist Austin Winkler Issues Statement on Exit From Hinder

Austin Winkler's temporary hiatus from Hinder earlier this year turned into a permanent split. The official announcement came last week from his bandmates, and now the singer has spoken out about parting ways with the band, his recent sobriety and starting a new project.

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Scott Stapp Announces 2014 Tour Dates, Unveils ‘Slow Suicide’ Video

After releasing his solo album 'Proof of Life' earlier this month, Creed singer Scott Stapp has announced that he will hit the road in support of the disc beginning in March (dates below). In addition, the video for 'Slow Suicide,' the album's first single, has just been released (watch above).

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
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In This Moment Announce January 2014 Tour Dates With Butcher Babies + More

In This Moment are currently in the midst of their Hellpop Tour, and now the band has announced a second leg that will kick off Jan. 2. Opening bands will be Butcher Babies, Devour the Day and All Hail the Yeti. The 16-date Hellpop Tour II launches in Portland, Ore. and will traverse the country, ending up in Florida just in time for In This Moment to embark on the ShipRocked cruise.

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Avenged Sevenfold - Linkin Park - Aerosmith
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Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park + Aerosmith to Headline 2014 Download Festival

The first batch of 2014 performers has been released for the , one of Europe's biggest music gatherings. The three day extravaganza will be held June 13-15 at England's Donington Park, and some heavy hitters in rock and metal are slated to perform.

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