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Daily Reload: Slayer, Metallica + More

The top hard rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for April 24, 2014: Continue reading…

Frontman Stephen Pearcy Leaves RATT

For three decades, Stephen Pearcy has fronted RATT and has been the most recognizable member of the group, but the rocker has just released a statement saying that the time has come for him to exit the band. Continue reading…

Billy Corgan, Joan Jett to Be Honored at Inaugural 'Alternative Press' Music Awards

The 'Revolver Golden Gods' just concluded, but there's another hard rocking awards ceremony on the horizon. Rock magazine 'Alternative Press' will hold their inaugural awards ceremony at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, located on the shore of Lake Erie in Cleveland. Continue reading…

Slipknot's Knotfest Japan 2014 Welcomes Korn and Limp Bizkit

Slipknot had such an enjoyable time playing 2013's Ozzfest in Japan that they took a page out of the book and relocated Knotfest to Japan for 2014. The second staging of the Slipknot-organized event will take place Nov. 15 and 16 at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Tokyo and the first two acts joining Slipknot have been revealed. Continue reading…

Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, the Faceless + More Confirmed for 2014 Summer Slaughter Tour

The annual Summer Slaughter tour has long earned the distinction to call itself "the most extreme tour of the year." Every year, we look forward to learning the lineup for Summer Slaughter, and once again, the news has placed Chelsea grins on our metalhead faces. Continue reading…

Jacoby Shaddix: Papa Roach Working on Their 'Sickest, Most Ill-est' Album Yet

Papa Roach are one of rock's hardest working bands and at present the group is in the early stages of recording their next album. However, Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix got a respite from the studio for a night to come out and hang with many of his hard rock brothers and sisters at the Revolver Golden Gods ceremony Wednesday (April 24) in Los Angeles. Continue reading…

Lars Ulrich: Metallica Are in 'Fourth Inning' of New Album Process

He was born in Denmark and grew up with a tennis background, but Metallica's Lars Ulrich made a baseball reference when talking about the progress of a new studio album. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Ulrich says, "Right now, we're in the fourth inning." Continue reading…

Revolver Golden Gods 2014 Black Carpet: Rockers Praise Axl Rose + Joan Jett [Photo Gallery]

It's the show before the show. The Revolver Golden Gods Black Carpet is a who's who of rock and metal's finest talking about the music they love so much before actually going into the event and seeing some of the top performers up close and personal. Continue reading…

Santa Cruz, 'We Are the Ones to Fall' – Video Premiere

Finnish hard rockers Santa Cruz are ready to share a bloody good time with viewers in the form of their 'We Are the Ones to Fall' video and we've got the worldwire premiere on Loudwire! Continue reading…

2014 Revolver Golden Gods Awards: The Best + Worst of This Year's Ceremony

Another edition of the Revolver Golden Gods Awards has come and gone, paying tribute to rock and metal artists who otherwise may never get the media attention deserved. The full 2014 ceremony, which clocked it at around four hours, experienced many ups and downs. Thus, we're recapping the most awesome and not-so-awesome moments from the show. Continue reading…

Fozzy, 'Lights Go Out' – Exclusive Lyric Video Premiere

Fozzy's new single, 'Lights Go Out,' won't hit iTunes until April 29, but the band wants to give fans an early taste and they've teamed with Loudwire to bring you the exclusive premiere of the song's lyric video. Continue reading…

Behemoth, 1349, Goatwhore + More Bring Pure Evil to New York City's Irving Plaza

Evil ran rampant in New York City on Saturday night (Apr. 19) as Behemoth, 1349, Goatwhore, Inquisition and Black Crown Initiate stormed the gates of Irving Plaza. With the Metal Alliance Tour in full effect and a sold-out crowd packing the venue, metalheads were in for a treat that would end in epic fashion. Continue reading…

Anti-Mortem, 'New Southern' – Exclusive Album Stream

You'll want to turn the volume all the way up and rip off the knob for this one. Oklahoma upstarts Anti-Mortem are giving you a sneak peek at their upcoming album, 'New Southern,' by exclusively offering the stream of the album right here at Loudwire. Continue reading…

Guns N' Roses Close Out 2014 Revolver Golden Gods With One-Hour Set [Watch]

Last night (April 24), the 2014 Revolver Golden Gods Awards was broadcast online via various sources. To cap off the long night of rock and metal, Guns N' Roses busted out an hour-long set after singer Axl Rose was awarded the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award. Continue reading…

Download New Slayer Song 'Implode' for Free

Last night, we reported that Slayer surprised attendees and viewers of the Revolver Golden Gods Awards with an unannounced show-opening set that included the brand-new song 'Implode.' Today, the news gets better for Slayer fans, as the legendary band has made the tune available for free download! Continue reading…

2014 Revolver Golden Gods Winners

The Revolver Golden Gods Awards took place Wednesday night (April 23) at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, where rock and metal acts were honored for their talents and achievements. Continue reading…

Slayer Open 2014 Revolver Golden Gods Awards With Surprise Set Featuring New Song 'Implode'

At last year's Revolver Golden Gods Awards, the night was unofficially dedicated to late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman. This year, however, the Golden Gods were kicked off in brilliant fashion as Slayer took the stage for a surprise three-song set. Continue reading…

HIM's Ville Valo + Mikko 'Migé' Paananen Play 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?'

It's 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?' time! In this episode, we've got one of our most inriguing segments to date, starring Ville Valo and Mikko 'Migé' Paananen of HIM. Continue reading…

Daily Reload: Late Slipknot Bassist Paul Gray, Megadeth + More

The top hard rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for April 23, 2014: Continue reading…

DevilDriver vs. Darkest Hour – Death Match

DevilDriver just picked up their second consecutive Death Match win with their cover of AWOLNATION's 'Sail.' The band stomped out Demon Hunter in our previous Death Match, but we've got stiff competition and nearly 20 years of experience coming their way. Continue reading…