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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.
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Metallica Debut New Song ‘The Lords of Summer’ at 2014 Tour Kickoff in Bogota, Colombia

As promised, Metallica debuted a brand-new song 'The Lords of Summer' during their 2014 tour kickoff in Bogota, Colombia. The metal legends rocked the tune in the midst of their set at their concert on Sunday night (March 16).

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Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden Join Forces for 2014 North American Summer Tour

Two of rock's biggest bands -- Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden -- have announced that they're teaming up for a co-headlining 2014 North American summer tour! The trek kicks off July 19 in Las Vegas and runs through an Aug. 25 gig in Los Angeles.

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KISS Won’t Perform at All at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Once Kiss were revealed as Class of 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, the big question that arose was whether the band's original lineup would perform together at the ceremony. Now, to the disappointment of their fans, it's been announced that KISS won't perform in any form at the April 10 event in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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The Exploited Drop Off Tour After Singer Suffers Heart Attack Onstage

Veteran punk band The Exploited had a major scare on Thursday night (Feb. 13) as their frontman Wattie Buchan suffered a heart attack onstage during their stop in Lisbon, Portugal, as part of the Resurrection Tour of Chaos trek with Hatebreed, Napalm Death and Primal Attack.

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Eddie Vedder Joins Bruce Springsteen + Tom Morello Onstage for AC/DC’s ‘Highway to Hell’

Talk about a legendary performance! Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder joined Bruce Springsteen and Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello onstage Saturday (Feb. 15) in Melbourne, Australia, for a performance of AC/DC's 'Highway to Hell.' That's a lot of iconic names in one sentence.

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Korn, Rob Zombie and Five Finger Death Punch Headline 2014 Fort Rock Festival

The impressive lineups for the big 2014 festivals continue to roll out, with the latest among them being the 2014 Monster Energy's Fort Rock festival at JetBlue Park in Ft. Myers, Fla. The headliners for the April 26 event are Korn, Rob Zombie and Five Finger Death Punch.

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Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Alter Bridge, 5FDP + Rob Zombie Lead Welcome to Rockville 2014 Lineup

The lineup for the two-day 2014 Monster Energy's Welcome to Rockville Festival at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, Fla., has been announced, and it features an all-star lineup of today biggest rock acts. Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Alter Bridge, Five Finger Death Punch and Rob Zombie are among the many bands set to rock the annual event.

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The Pretty Reckless Rock Acoustic Version of ‘Going to Hell’ – Exclusive Video

With the Pretty Reckless gearing up to release their new album, 'Going to Hell' on March 18 via Razor & Tie Records, lead singer Taylor Momsen and guitarist Ben Phillips stopped by the Loudwire studio to perform a stirring rendition of the disc's infectious title track.

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Rock on the Range 2014
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Rock on the Range 2014 Lineup: Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, Slayer, Kid Rock, 5FDP + More

The lineup for the 2014 Rock on the Range festival has just been announced, and it just might be the strongest yet for the premier U.S. hard rock event. The three-day extravaganza will boast headlining performances from Guns N' Roses, Avenged Sevenfold and Kid Rock, with a bevy of hard rock and metal powerhouses joining them on the bill.

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Five Finger Death Punch: ‘Wrong Side of Heaven Vol. 2′ Release Date + New Single ‘Battleborn’

Five Finger Death Punch fans waiting for the second portion of the band's two-part album release 'The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell' now know when they can expect 'Volume 2.' That disc will see the light of day on Nov. 19.

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