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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.
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Hatebreed Announce Fall 2013 Tour Dates With Shadows Fall, The Acacia Strain + Battlecross

Just before they head to Europe for a series of shows and festivals across the pond, Hatebreed have announced a North American tour with Shadows Fall, the Acacia Strain and Battlecross that launches in September. The first batch of dates are below, with more to be announced.

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Serj Tankian / Devin Townsend Collaboration Unveils Lyric Video for ‘We Are’

Serj Tankian, Devin Townsend, Ihsahn (ex-Emperor) and Ray Holroyd (12 Ton Method) recently teamed up to record a song honoring former South African president Nelson Mandela, and now the lyric video for 'We Are' has been released (watch above).

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Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Helping Disabled People Learn To Fly

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson's love for flying is well-known, as he's piloted the band's Flight 666 plane on tours around the world. He's also the CEO of the airline supply and maintenance company Cardiff Aviation Limited. In addition, Dickinson is involved in the charity Flying Scholarships for Disabled People (FSDP).

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Dave Mustaine To Perform Metallica Song With Jason Newsted on Gigantour

With former Metallica members Dave Mustaine and  both on Gigantour this summer, there has been rampant speculation the two would jam an old-school Metallica song from the band's Mustaine era.

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Thrice Drummer Spearheads New Baseball-Themed Grindcore Band

In addition to being a musician,  drummer Riley Breckenridge is a baseball fan. He's not just a casual observer, but a hardcore fanatic who even has a baseball related blog called Productive Outs. Breckenridge has now combined his two loves by forming a baseball-themed grindcore band.

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Slipknot / Stone Sour Singer Corey Taylor Says Watching Faith No More Perform Changed His Life

Corey Taylor of Stone Sour and Slipknot is featured in the latest 'Beacon Moment' video (watch above). The series asks musicians to relate an experience or series of events that changes the course of a person's life—toward a life devoted to music.

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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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