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Chad Bowar

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.
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Armed Robbers Break Into Bahamas Home of Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris

Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris splits his time between Los Angeles and the Bahamas, and a house on his Cable Beach property was recently broken into by armed robbers. The incident happened in the early morning hours of Nov. 29, when a group of men sawed through chains on the front gate of a home on the property that was being used as an office and storage facility.

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Metallica’s James Hetfield Jams With Kids at Rockin’ the Bay Benefit Concert

James Hetfield has been a long time supporter of Little Kids Rock, an organization which provides music instruction and instruments to public schools. The Metallica frontman was honored with the charity's inaugural 'Livin' the Dream Award' at their annual Rockin' the Bay Benefit Concert in Menlo Park, Calif., over the weekend, and Hetfield performed "Enter Sandman" with some of the kids during the event (watch the videos below).

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Scott Ian Reveals Anthrax Have Seven Songs Arranged for New Album

Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian has started a new blog on his official site, and his first post is definitely newsworthy. He covers several different topics, but the one that will make Anthrax fans most excited is they have been working on several new songs.

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Lars Ulrich Wants Metallica to Tour With U2 and Green Day

Metallica, U2 and Green Day are three of the biggest bands in the world in different genres. Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich reveals in a new interview that he'd like the three titans to team up for a tour, and apparently the other bands could be up for it, as well.

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Lamb of God to Unleash 10th Anniversary Edition of ‘As the Palaces Burn’

Back in 2003, Lamb of God were an up-and-coming band who had just released their second album 'As the Palaces Burn.' A decade later, they are one of the biggest bands in metal, and will issue a 10th anniversary edition of the landmark album on Nov. 11. A remixed and remastered version of the song 'Purified' from the album is now available via Revolver (listen above).

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