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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.
Metallica with Mariano Rivera
Metallica's 1991 hit "Sandman" was the theme music for New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera. (Getty Images)
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Metallica Rock ‘Enter Sandman’ for Mariano Rivera During Yankee Stadium Ceremony

The day after rocking New York City's famed Apollo Theater, Metallica made their way to another historic Big Apple venue when they showed up Sunday (Sept. 22) at Yankee Stadium to rock 'Enter Sandman' in

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Ozzy and Jack Osbourne
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Ozzy Osbourne’s Son Jack Osbourne To Compete on ABC’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Will we be seeing a waltz to Black Sabbath's 'God Is Dead?' on ABC's 'Dancing With the Stars' this season? That could be the case, as Ozzy Osbourne's son Jack has signed on to be one of the celebrity competitors on the show.

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Lamb of God Not Playing Malaysia Gig Following Death Threats and Government Ministry Decision

After reports surfaced last week that government agencies in Malaysia were looking to ban Lamb of God from playing their Sept. 28 gig at the Rockaway Festival in Kuala Lumpur, a decision has now been made to prevent the American metal band from performing in the country. In addition, the promoter of the festival at which Lamb of God were to play also nixed the show because of death threats to the band.

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Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead
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Motorhead Cut Wacken Festival Set Short as Lemmy Kilmister Suffers Health Setback

Legendary Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister apparently suffered another health setback during the band's set at the Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany tonight (Aug. 2). While no specific announcement was made, the band cut its set short after playing only six songs.

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Stone Sour Corey Taylor
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Slipknot / Stone Sour Frontman Corey Taylor Recovers 98-Percent of Stolen Gear

As we reported earlier this week, Slipknot / Stone Sour singer Corey Taylor was robbed of more than $36,000 worth of instruments and music gear, including two prized bass guitars from his late Slipknot bandmate Paul Gray. Now, there's good news to report, as Taylor has let fans know that 98 percent of the equipment has been recovered.

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Pearl Jam: Publicity Still
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Pearl Jam’s Countdown Clock Suggests New Album and Tour News on the Way

There is buzz in the Pearl Jam universe, as the veteran rockers have set a countdown clock on their official website. There's been talk of a new Pearl Jam album for several months now, and it looks like Monday, July 8, might be the day the band's fans hear the first official news of a new disc and possibly a new tour.

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Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails
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Nine Inch Nails Unveil Track List + Guest Musicians for New Album ‘Hesitation Marks’

More and more details are pouring out about the return of Nine Inch Nails. Now, the band has unveiled the full track list for their upcoming album, 'Hesitation Marks,' as well as a few guest musicians who appear on the disc.

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Drummer Chris Adler: Lamb of God ‘Bankrupted’ by Randy Blythe’s Legal Fees

Lamb of God's singer Randy Blythe's world was turned upside down when he was arrested last summer on manslaughter charges. And while he was acquitted of any wrongdoing earlier this year, the legal case has had a lasting affect on the band, not only emotionally but financially. In a new interview, drummer Chris Adler reveals that Blythe's legal fees bankrupted the entire band.

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