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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.
Bad Religion
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Bad Religion Unleash ‘O Come O Come Emmanuel’ From Upcoming Christmas Album

When you think of punk rock, you think rebellion and resisting authority, not traditional Christmas songs like 'White Christmas' and 'O Come All Ye Faithful.' Yet, Bad Religion tackle those classics on the upcoming disc 'Christmas Songs,' set to be released Oct. 29, and you can listen to 'O Come O Come Emmanuel' from the album above.

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Black Sabbath Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi
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Black Sabbath Unleash ‘Loner’ Video From Upcoming Live DVD

It has been a big year for Black Sabbath. The legendary act's long awaited comeback album '13' was released, and they've toured the world in support of it. Their Melbourne, Australia shows from this past spring were recorded for the ‘Black Sabbath: Live…Gathered in Their Masses’ DVD, set for a Nov. 26 release ,and the live video for 'Loner' has now been unveiled (watch above).

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Lars Ulrich
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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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Motorhead’s Lemmy Says He’s OK Healthwise, But Mikkey Dee Urges Him to ‘Take Care of Yourself’

The release of a new album is always a time of excitement for a band's fans. In Motorhead's case, that's especially true with their latest effort 'Aftershock,' because of Lemmy Kilmister's health issues. Fans are happy not just because the album's release is imminent (Oct. 22), but also because the legendary frontman is still ticking after taking a licking this year.

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Black Sabbath Ozzy Osbourne
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Ozzy Osbourne’s Baby Granddaughter Pearl Dresses as ‘Princess of Darkness’

Ozzy Osbourne is known for his trademark glasses and long black hair. They have been part of his look for decades (save for that blond period in the '80s). Now, his baby granddaughter Pearl is following in his footsteps, as you can see from the photo below posted by Ozzy's son Jack on Twitter.

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Lamb of God
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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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The Devil Wears Prada Unveil ‘First Sight’ Video

The Devil Wears Prada's fifth studio album '8:18' was released in September, and they have now premiered their latest video, 'First Sight,' via Blabbermouth (watch above). The clip was directed by Maria Juranic. It's not a typical video, with no band performance footage at all.

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3 Doors Down
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3 Doors Down Reveal Details of 10th Annual Better Life Foundation Concert

In 2003, rockers 3 Doors Down started The Better Life Foundation, whose mission is to make a positive change in the lives of children in need of food, shelter, and medical assistance, and to enhance the lives of children and young adults with special needs. Each year, the band holds a benefit concert for the foundation, and the 2013 event takes place Nov. 16 at the Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, Miss.

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