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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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Megadeth and Jason Newsted Play Metallica’s ‘Phantom Lord’ During Toronto Gigantour Finale

Gigantour 2013 is now in the books, and during the final show last night (Aug. 11) in Toronto, Dave Mustaine and  jammed the Metallica classic 'Phantom Lord' during 's set (watch fan-shot video above).

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Rage Against the Machine’s L.A. Rising Festival Returning in 2014

Not too long ago ago, Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello said he wasn't sure if the band would ever perform again. And although a lot can happen between now and then, the L.A. Rising concert that they organized and performed at in 2012 will return next year.

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Alter Bridge Unleash Single ‘Addicted to Pain’ From Upcoming Album ‘Fortress’

After recently revealing the cover art and track listing for their latest album, 'Fortress,' Alter Bridge have now released the disc's first single, 'Addicted to Pain.' Fans can now get a taste of the material from their fourth album, which set to be released Oct. 8.

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Metallica Post Official Video Recap of ‘Secret’ Comic-Con Show

When Metallica were in San Diego last week to promote their upcoming 3D movie 'Metallica Through the Never,' they also played a 'secret' show at the Spreckels Theatre that night (July 19). They have now posted an official video recap of that gig (watch above).

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Hatebreed Announce Fall 2013 Tour Dates With Shadows Fall, The Acacia Strain + Battlecross

Just before they head to Europe for a series of shows and festivals across the pond, Hatebreed have announced a North American tour with Shadows Fall, the Acacia Strain and Battlecross that launches in September. The first batch of dates are below, with more to be announced.

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Slipknot / Stone Sour Singer Corey Taylor Says Watching Faith No More Perform Changed His Life

Corey Taylor of Stone Sour and Slipknot is featured in the latest 'Beacon Moment' video (watch above). The series asks musicians to relate an experience or series of events that changes the course of a person's life—toward a life devoted to music.

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Slayer Play First Concert Since Death of Guitarist Jeff Hanneman

For the first time since the passing of guitarist Jeff Hanneman last month, Slayer have played a live show. After an emotional memorial celebration a couple of weeks ago in honor of their fallen bandmate, Slayer returned to the road, playing at the Impact Festival last night (June 4) in Warsaw, Poland.

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