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Chad Bowar

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.
Alice in Chains
Antonio Marino Jr.

Alice In Chains Raise Money for Philippines Typhoon Victims

In November of last year, Typhoon Haiyan devastated parts of the Philippines, killing more than 6,000 people and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage throughout Southeast Asia. Now, Alice In Chains are helping raise money for the typhoon victims.

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Motorhead
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Motorhead To Play 2014 Coachella Festival

The annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival has a diverse lineup every year, but the event is not known for having a lot of metal acts. You're more likely to see hip-hop artists like 2 Chainz, Snoop Dogg and Wu-Tang Clan or indie and alt rock bands like Mumford & Sons, Black Keys and Radiohead. But in 2014,  will be performing at Coachella.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Machine Head’s Robb Flynn Organizes All-Star Black Sabbath Tribute Benefit Concert

Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn and Spiralarms/Forbidden guitarist Craig Locicero have put together an all-star tribute band that will perform classic Black Sabbath songs at an upcoming benefit concert. The show will be Jan. 17 at the Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland, Calif.

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Guns N' Roses
Ian Hitchcock, Getty Images

Guns N’ Roses Book 2014 South American Tour

Guns N' Roses will be back on the road in 2014. The eight-piece band consisting of vocalist Axl Rose, guitarists DJ Ashba, Richard Fortus and Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thai, bassist Tommy Stinson, keyboardists Dizzy Reed and Chris Pitman and drummer Frank Ferrer heads to South America in March for several concerts.

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Philip Anselmo Unveils Promo Videos for Upcoming ‘Technicians of Distortion’ Tour

As Philip H. Anselmo and The Illegals prepare to hit the road for the next leg of the 'Technicians of Distortion' tour, they have released a couple of promo videos talking about the upcoming trek with Author & Punisher and Hymn. The tour launches on Friday (Jan. 10) in Houston.

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Category: Articles, Rock, Rock News, Videos
Venom
Venomslegions.com / Tim Tronckoe

Record Company’s Vulgar Rejection Letter to Venom Unveiled

Venom are one of the most influential bands in metal history. Their second album, 1982's 'Black Metal,' helped spawn an entire subgenre. However, their 1981 debut 'Welcome To Hell' was released on Neat Records after Venom were apparently rudely rejected by EMI in a vulgar letter (see it below).

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Category: News
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

In This Moment to Release Special Edition of ‘Blood’ With Bonus Live DVD

In This Moment's 2012 album 'Blood' has been their most successful to-date, spawning the hit singles 'Blood,' 'Adrenalize' and 'Whore.' Now, the band has announced that a special 2-disc edition of 'Blood' will be released Jan. 21 that also includes their version of the Nine Inch Nails song 'Closer' and the live DVD 'Blood at the Orpheum' (watch the DVD trailer above).

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Metallica
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Metallica Post HD Video of Full Antarctica Gig

Earlier this month, Metallica became the first band to play seven different continents in one year with their show in Antarctica. Now the band has made HD video footage of the entire 'Freeze 'Em All: Live in Antarctica' concert available via their YouTube channel (watch above).

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