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Lamb of God Vocalist Randy Blythe’s Manslaughter Trial Begins in Czech Republic

Randy Blythe has traveled back to the Czech Republic, where his trial on manslaughter charges began today (Feb. 4). Before entering the courtroom, the Lamb of God vocalist posted a photo of himself with a new short haircut and dressed in a suit and tie (seen to the left), with a message to his fans:

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Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Pat Smear, Krist Novoselic

Nirvana Members and Paul McCartney Perform ‘Cut Me Some Slack’ on ‘Saturday Night Live’

After a triumphant performance of their new song 'Cut Me Some Slack' at the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden, one-time Nirvana members Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear again joined forces with Beatles legend Paul McCartney to perform the song during last night's episode of 'Saturday Night Live.'

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Grammy Nominees Features

2013 Grammy Nominees for Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance: Anthrax, Halestorm, Iron Maiden, Lamb of God, Marilyn Manson + Megadeth

While hard rock and metal bands were snubbed in most of the categories for the 2013 Grammy Awards that were announced tonight (Dec. 5), the one category devoted to those genres features a diverse range of nominees.

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Three Days Grace / Shinedown
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Three Days Grace + Shinedown To Co-Headline 2013 U.S. Arena Tour Featuring Support Act P.O.D.

In a pairing of hit-making rock acts, Three Days Grace and Shinedown are teaming up for a co-headlining U.S. arena tour kicking off in February 2013. Adding more firepower to the bill will be opening act P.O.D.

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Linkin Park
Photo: James Minchin

One Fan Dies + 19 Injured in Scaffolding Collapse Outside Linkin Park’s South Africa Concert

Tragedy struck outside the stadium where Linkin Park performed in Cape Town, South Africa, on Wednesday night (Nov. 7). One female fan died and 19 others were injured when an advertising structure collapsed prior to the concert due to high winds.

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Phil Anselmo / Zakk Wylde
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Phil Anselmo Open to Pantera Tour Featuring Zakk Wylde Filling in for Late Dimebag Darrell

Throughout the past year, the surviving members of Pantera have commented on the possibility of Zakk Wylde filling in for the late Dimebag Darrell if the band were ever to reunite. While it's all been speculation thus far, singer Phil Anselmo now reveals that he recently discussed the topic with Wylde himself.

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Puddle of Mudd’s Wes Scantlin Claims He Was Wrongfully Arrested in Airplane Incident

As reported recently, Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin was arrested on Sept. 4 after an alleged altercation with a Jet Blue flight attendant forced a plane scheduled to fly from Boston to Los Angeles to divert by landing at in Austin, Texas, instead. Now, the musician not only claims that he was wrongfully arrested, but that cops roughed him up in the process.

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