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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.
Alice in Chains Instagram: Photo by @IronMikeSavoia
Alice in Chains Instagram: Photo by @IronMikeSavoia
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Alice in Chains Joined Onstage by Layne Staley’s Father During Gig in Canada

Earlier this week Alice in Chains played Canada's Fox Fest in Burnaby, British Columbia, and invited a very special guest onstage. They were joined by Phil Staley, the father of the band's late vocalist Layne Staley. A video of his appearance can be seen above, while the band also posted a photo on their Instagram (see below).

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Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne Not Attached To the Term ‘Heavy Metal’

Black Sabbath are considered the founders of heavy metal, but singer  tells CNN in a new interview (watch above) that he doesn't particularly connect with that label.

"I have never ever ever been able to attach myself to the word 'heavy metal' — it has no musical connotations,

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Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead
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Lemmy Kilmister Suffers Hematoma, Motorhead Cancel Concerts

Motorhead were forced to cancel Saturday's (June 22) concert at Austria's See-Rock Festival and have scrubbed their June 25 show in Milan as well. The reason? According to a Facebook post by the Italian promoter, frontman Lemmy Kilmister suffered a hematoma and was unable to go onstage.

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AC/DC's Bon Scott
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Protesters Blast AC/DC’s ‘Highway to Hell’ To Condemn Proposed Utah Freeway

Music and protests have always gone hand in hand. Cranking up a good protest song helps draw attention to the cause and can become a rallying cry. AC/DC's 'Highway To Hell' isn't your typical protest song, but it was just used by protestors in Utah who oppose a proposed freeway.

According to the Salt Lake Tribune, emoti

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Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows Says Upcoming Album Has ‘Sabbath / Zeppelin’ Feel

After revealing recently that  were about six songs into a writing their upcoming album. M. Shadows has now given a big hint as to what direction the band will be taking on the disc. He also has laid out a timetable for the album's release. 

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