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Spencer Kaufman is the Editor-in-Chief of Loudwire. He grew up playing stickball and basketball in Brooklyn, N.Y., before graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Communication Arts. He has been a professional music journalist for more than a decade in New York City. He digs punk, hardcore and industrial music, and fondly remembers the time Iggy Pop landed on him after a stage dive. His favorite movie is 'Taxi Driver' and he once played in a fictional college band called the Raging De Niros.
Zakk Wylde With Pelham Blue Guitar
Photo by Scott Uchida (Courtesy of eOne)

Zakk Wylde’s Stolen Pelham Blue Bullseye Gibson LP Custom Guitar Recovered

Back in March, we reported that Zakk Wylde's Pelham Blue Bullseye Gibson LP Custom guitar was stolen out of the back of his tour bus during the Chicago stop on the Experience Hendrix trek. Now, there's some good news to report, as the Black Label Society frontman's prized axe has been recovered.

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Slipknot Paul Gray
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Late Slipknot Bassist Paul Gray’s Doctor Acquitted of Involuntary Manslaughter Charges

A verdict has been reached in the involuntary manslaughter case involving Daniel Baldi, who was accused of recklessly prescribing medications to late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray and six other patients. After two counts of involuntary manslaughter were thrown out by the judge midway through the trial, Baldi has been acquitted of the remaining seven counts following a two-day deliberation by the jury.

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Iron Maiden figures
NECA

Iron Maiden Mummy + Trooper Clothed 8-Inch Eddie Action Figures Coming This Year

If you're an Iron Maiden fan, get ready to be the coolest metalhead on your block! Toy-maker NECA has announced that two clothed 8-inch Eddie action figures arriving this year. One will be a 'Trooper' edition and the other a 'Mummy' edition (both pictured above).

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Slayer Tom Araya Kerry King
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Download New Slayer Song ‘Implode’ for Free

Last night, we reported that Slayer surprised attendees and viewers of the Revolver Golden Gods Awards with an unannounced show-opening set that included the brand-new song 'Implode.' Today, the news gets better for Slayer fans, as the legendary band has made the tune available for free download!

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Slipknot Paul Gray
Jo Hale, Getty Images

New Testimony by Paul Gray’s Widow Details Slipknot Bassist’s Final Days

The involuntary manslaughter trial involving the doctor who treated Slipknot bassist Paul Gray in the days before his 2010 death is now under way at the Polk Country District Court in Iowa, and the big story to come out of yesterday's courtroom proceedings was the revealing testimony by Gray's widow Brenna.

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