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Green Day Reissuing Entire Studio Catalog in New Box Set

Ahead of their forthcoming barrage of three new albums known as ‘¡Uno!,’ ‘¡Dos!’ and ‘¡Tres!,’ Green Day will treat their especially dedicated uber-fans with the release of a box set featuring all eight of their previous full-length studio albums. Titled, appropriately, ‘The Studio Albums 1990-2009,’ the set will be available exclusively through Best Buy retailers on Sept. 4.

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Adam Yauch’s Birthday Celebrated With Beastie Boys Party and Walking Tour in New York

New Yorkers continue to remember Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch of the Beastie Boys, who passed away of cancer in May. To celebrate what would have been Yauch’s 48th birthday this weekend, fans have organized an MCA party and walking tour throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn.

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Coheed and Cambria Release Video Trailer For Upcoming Double Album ‘The Afterman’

Coheed and Cambria‘s next release will be a double album, with the first one due later this year. ‘The Afterman’ will feature new bassist Zach Cooper and the return of drummer Josh Eppard. Cooper, of course, replaced Michael Todd after his arrest for robbing a pharmacy of prescription drugs in 2011.

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Mastodon and Feist Release Digital ‘Feistodon’ Split + Interactive Mashup

The Mastodon Record Store Day split release with Feist, lovingly dubbed ‘Feistodon,’ is no longer relegated to a super rare and limited item that was issued on one day. The metal behemoths and the female indie rocker released a split, in which this odd pairing covered one another’s songs. Only 5,000 copies were pressed and they sold out in a hot minute, understandably so. But we’ve got good news for fans of both acts. Digital versions of the singles are now available here. But wait, there’s more!

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Stephen Colbert Announces Music Festival Aboard the Intrepid

Satirist Stephen Colbert took time out from lampooning the Olympics and Mitt Romney’s overseas tour on his Comedy Central television show last night (July 31) to announce that he is curating a music festival. The “StePhest Colbchella ’012: RocktAugustFest” will take place on Aug. 10.

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Slayer’s Kerry King Promises the ‘Same Record’ They’ve Been Giving Fans The Last 20 Years

Slayer have been thrash masters for over 30 years. Having released 11 studio albums, the band discovered their sound right away and have been pummeling fans ever since, so it’s no surprise that guitarist Kerry King is promising “the same record we’ve been giving them for the last 20 years.”

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The Guys Are Convinced Heath Ledger’s Joker Was Inspired By Tom Waits [FBHW]

Why were Free Beer and Hot Wings studying an old 1979 Australian TV interview with Tom Waits this morning? To determine whether or not Heath Ledger based his Oscar-winning performance as the Joker on it. Of course!

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Zakk Wylde, Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris + More Confirmed For ‘That Metal Show’ Season 11

Metalheads can breathe a sigh of relief, as VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show, which stars Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson, will return for its 11th season. Scheduled guests for the upcoming season include Zakk Wylde, Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris, King Diamond, former Queensryche singer Geoff Tate + many more.

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Metallica Special Effects Video From Mexico City Show Posted

Metallica’s eight-concert run in Mexico City has begun at the Palacia de los Deportes. A video of the ‘best effects’ during the opening show on Saturday, July 28 is now available (watch below). The nine minute clip includes shots of various pyro and lighting effects, including what appeared to be stagehands catching on fire.

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GWAR Singer Bows Out of Randy Blythe Defense Fund Benefit Show

GWAR vocalist Oderus Urungus, aka Dave Brokie, has regretfully announced his exit from an upcoming Randy Blythe benefit show that was due to take place Aug. 31 in Richmond, Va.

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Saving Abel Return to The Machine Shop Tonight [VIDEO]

Saving Abel return to the Machine Shop tonight.  It is no secret that the Shop is one of their favorite venues.  Guitarist Jason Null sat down with our own Anne Erickson last week confirming the bands love for the Machine Shop and Flint.

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Old People Think Skrillex and Dubstep Will Kill Them

The rise of dubstep has taken the music industry by storm, headed by former From First To Last frontman Skrillex (real name Sonny Moore). In the Fine Brothers’ latest installment of their web series ‘Elders React,’ we get to witness what the silver generation thinks of the EDM craze.

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