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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.
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com
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Iron Maiden Story on File Sharing and Touring Turns Out To Be Bogus

Last week, a story made the Internet rounds (including on Loudwire) about how Iron Maiden used data on what countries were pirating their music the most to plan a lucrative South American concert tour. Turns out the story was not accurate.

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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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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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Category: Concerts, News, Rock
A Day to Remember
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A Day To Remember Tap Bring Me the Horizon + More for Inaugural Self Help Festival

A Day To Remember are organizing the first-ever Self Help Festival, and they've invited some big-time friends to help launch the concert extravaganza. It will be held March 22 in the NOS Event Center in San Bernardino, Calif.

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John Petrucci of Dream Theater
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Dream Theater Announce 2014 North American Tour Dates

Dream Theater will be getting plenty of frequent flyer miles in 2014. They have a previously announced European tour lined up beginning in mid-January, and have now revealed dates for their North American 'Along for the Ride Tour' that begins March 20 in Toronto.

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Jonathan Davis Korn
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Korn To Headline Inaugural Rockaholica Cruise

The musical cruise has exploded in popularity the past few years, with numerous rock and metal bands hitting the high seas with their fans. Now, a new cruise called Rockaholica will embark for the first time in 2014 with a lineup that includes Korn, Hoobastank and Fuel.

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Suicide Silence Unveil Details for ‘Ending Is the Beginning: The Mitch Lucker Memorial Show’ DVD

It has been just over a year since a Halloween night motorcycle accident took the life of Suicide Silence vocalist . On Dec. 21, 2012, a concert was held to honor Lucker's memory and to raise money for his daughter's future education. That show, which featured a number of prominent guest vocalists, will be released Feb. 18, 2014 (watch the trailer above).

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Iron Maiden
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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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Black Sabbath Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi
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Ozzy Osbourne Reacts to Black Sabbath Grammy Nominations

This past Friday, the 2014 Grammy nominations were announced, and Black Sabbath received nods in three categories: Best Rock Album (’13′), Best Metal Performance (‘God Is Dead?’) and Best Rock Song (‘God Is Dead?). Now, singer Ozzy Osbourne has responded to the good news.

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Corey Taylor
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Corey Taylor to Appear in ‘Fear Clinic’ Movie With Horror Star Robert Englund

Slipknot / Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor is expanding his artistic horizons. In addition to being a musician and author, he's adding acting to his repertoire. He's set to appear in the feature film 'Fear Clinic.'

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