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Exclusive: Metallica Guitarist Kirk Hammett Discusses 30th Anniversary of ‘Kill ‘Em All’

On July 25, 1983, Metallica released their debut studio album, 'Kill 'Em All.' Initially, 'Kill 'Em All' was not commercially successful, but 30 years later it is regarded as one of the best thrash metal albums of all time. Its rawness and speed are unmatched, and guitarist Kirk Hammett gives us a better understanding of why it is such a gritty album.

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Alter Bridge To Unleash New Album ‘Fortress’ in October

Earlier this year, Alter Bridge announced that they had begun work on their fourth studio album, and now the band is offering up all the juicy details surrounding their upcoming release. The 13-song disc, titled ‘Fortress,’ will make its debut on Oct. 8.

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Pearl Jam Debut Two New Songs During Epic Show at Chicago’s Wrigley Field

What looked like a lost night turned out to be one to remember for Pearl Jam fans who attended the band's show last night (July 19) at Chicago's famed Wrigley Field. Seven songs into the set, torrential rain and lightning forced a nearly three-hour delay, but the band eventually returned to the stage to deliver an epic show that included two brand-new tunes.

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Rise Against to Release B-Sides + Covers Disc

Earlier this year,  said they would take some time to recharge their batteries before recording a new album. In the meantime, they will release the compilation 'Long Forgotten Songs: B-Sides & Covers 2000 – 2013' Sept. 10 on Interscope Records.

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Megadeth + Device Forced to Nix Oklahoma Gigantour Sets Due to Rainfall + Lightning Strike

Oklahoma City was plagued with bad luck last night (July 16) as Megadeth's Gigantour 2013 was severely affected by extreme weather issues. Intense rain and lightning forced Device to skip their set, but that wasn't even the tip of the iceberg. Shortly before Megadeth were set to take the stage, a bolt of lightning struck an Oklahoma City transformer, cutting power to the Zoo Amphitheatre entirely.

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Drummer Danny Carey Says New Tool Album Most Likely to Surface in Early 2014

Currently, in the world of rock, there is perhaps no album more anticipated than Tool's fifth full-length disc. Both vocalist Maynard James Keenan and drummer Danny Carey have commented on the possibility of a 2013 release throughout this year, the duo having even offered conflicting expectations at times. However, with the year more than half over, Danny Carey now reveals that a 2013 release for Tool's next album is highly unlikely.

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Pearl Jam Announce New Album ‘Lightning Bolt’ and Unleash First Single ‘Mind Your Manners’

The last week has likely felt like the equivalent of Christmas for Pearl Jam fans, first with the band announcing a fall 2013 North American tour run, and now just days later, as a second countdown on their website expired, Pearl Jam have thrilled fans with a brand new single called ‘Mind Your Manners.'

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Slipknot + Stone Sour Frontman Corey Taylor Robbed of More Than $36,000 in Music Gear

According to a recent police report filed in Wes Des Moines, Iowa, the home of Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor was recently robbed by a "friend" of the couple while they were out of town. The Taylors had in excess of $36,600 in musical equipment taken from their property.

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Avenged Sevenfold Unveil 30-Second Snippet of New Song ‘Hail to the King’

The details of the new Avenged Sevenfold disc have been unraveling bit by bit over the last few weeks with the title ‘Hail to the King’ and release date of Aug. 27 being revealed. Now the band is offering up even more with a 30-second clip of the title track.

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Guns N’ Roses + Pantera Rockers Join Forces for New Kiss Tribute Band A.L.I.V.E.!

Leave it to Kiss to bring four diverse rockers together for a new project. Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal and Pantera and Kill Devil Hill bassist Rex Brown are just two of the members of the new all-star Kiss tribute band A.L.I.V.E.!.  A.L.I.V.E.! also features former Whitesnake drummer Brian Tichy, and Kill Devil Hill guitarist Mark Zavon. The foursome are calling their new collaboration A.L.I.V.E.! a true tribute to ‘70s era Kiss.

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Metallica to Promote 3D Film ‘Through the Never’ at 2013 Comic-Con in San Diego

Metallica will be roaming where they've never roamed before, as the metal giants are set to hit this summer's Comic-Con gathering in San Diego. The band will be there to promote their upcoming 3D film 'Metallica Through the Never,' which arrives in theaters this fall.

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Sevendust to Headline 99X Festapalooza [VIDEOS]

For those that remember the first X-Fest back in 1997, I think I can say that one band in particular owned the stage that day.  They had just recently released their first album, and even though we'd been banging their song 'Black' on the radio, they were relatively unknown

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