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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.
Deftones
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Chino Moreno Taking Year Off From Deftones While He Focuses on ††† (Crosses)

The release date for  (Crosses) self-titled debut album is tomorrow (Feb. 11), and you can listen to a full stream of the album via Pitchfork. In a new interview, ††† vocalist Chino Moreno talked about the status of Deftones, and also about the loss of his bandmate Chi Cheng.

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In This Moment
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In This Moment Ready To Work on New Album After Inking Major-Label Deal

In This Moment advanced to the proverbial next level with 2012's 'Blood,' and now they are ready to continue their ascent. The band wrapped up the 'Blood' tour cycle last night (Feb. 4), and guitarist Chris Howorth reveals in a new interview that the band is ready to hit the studio later this month to start work on the follow-up.

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Megadeth Dave Mustaine
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Folk Rocker Writes Song About Megadeth Frontman Dave Mustaine

Back in the '90s, Robert Rolfe Feddersen was the singer of a band called Loudmouth. These days, he's a folk rock singer who will be releasing the album 'American Loser' on Feb. 25. One of the songs on the album is 'Dave's Lament,' a track Feddersen wrote about .

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Motley Crue Press Conference
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Motley Crue Officially Announce Final Tour

One of the most notorious bands in music is calling it a day. Motley Crue have announced a farewell tour with the legendary Alice Cooper serving as the opening act. Moreover, the Crue have signed a binding legal document that they will not tour beyond the year 2015, making this a true final tour.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
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Sevendust Announce ‘Time Travelers & Bonfires’ Acoustic Album and Tour

Last year, Sevendust embarked on a crowdfunding campaign to record an acoustic album. According to their PledgeMusic page, more than 2700 people have contributed, and they have exceeded their goal by more than 60 percent with more than two months remaining. Now, more details have been revealed about the project.

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Motorhead
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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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Black Sabbath Shoes
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Black Sabbath and Converse Team Up for Footwear Collection

When it comes to band merchandise, t-shirts and hoodies are pretty standard. Every band has those. Lately, a few bands have been unveiling their own lines of footwear. Making the newest entry into the shoe business are the legendary Black Sabbath, who are collaborating with Converse for a line of various sneakers.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
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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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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
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The Pretty Reckless to Headline Relaunched 2014 SnoCore Tour

From 1996 to 2010 SnoCore was a winter staple, celebrating music and winter sports simultaneously. After a two year absence, SnoCore is coming back in 2014. The Pretty Reckless will be the headliners, with other bands including , The Letter Black and Crobot also playing.

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