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Alanna Conaway’s love for music began at an early age, but it wasn’t until her mother began freelancing for country music magazines that she was thrown in the midst of her future career. At age 11, Conaway received praise from Billy Ray Cyrus after seeing her work as an amateur photographer, encouraging her to follow in her mother's footsteps. She then started freelancing for multiple publications as a photographer, before she began dabbling with writing. By the early 2000s, she was an published journalist for many music magazines on the market. At 29, she has established herself as a well-respected writer in the field of music entertainment and has built strong friendships along the way. Conaway currently resides in Nashville, Tenn. where she freelances full-time for Taste of Country, PopCrush, Ultimate Classic Rock, LoudWire, Guy Speed, Country Weekly and Full Access Magazine.

Halestorm Debut New Song on New Year’s Eve

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Halestorm rang in the new year this past Saturday night (Dec. 31), performing to a packed house in Allentown, Pa. at Crocodile Rock. The rockers held their goblets high as they counted down to the stroke of midnight, bidding farewell to 2011 and welcoming 2012 with open arms. They then surprised the crowd by debuting a brand new song.

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Guns N’ Roses Throw Out Unruly Fan At Vancouver Concert

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There's the phrase "Don't Mess With Texas," but there should be a new one: "Don't Mess With Axl Rose."

During their performance Saturday night (Dec. 17) at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the Guns N' Roses' frontman took matters into his own hands when he had security remove an unruly fan from the crowd.

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Guns N’ Roses Will Make Next Record ‘Much Quicker’ Than Previous Release

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Good news for Guns N' Roses fans who are anxious to get their hands on a new album. From the sound of things, the band will have new music out sometime within the new year. One thing they know for sure is the turn around time won't take quite as long as it did with their last album, 'Chinese Democracy.'

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Velvet Revolver Auditions Ours Lead Singer Jimmy Gnecco

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The long awaited return of Velvet Revolver may be approaching come 2012!

The band's drummer, Matt Sorum (also affiliated with Guns N' Roses and the Cult), recently opened up about the current state of the supergroup that also includes GNR's Slash and Duff McKagan alongside Dave Kushner formerly of punk band Wasted Youth.

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Metallica Call Collaboration With Lou Reed ‘One of the Best Things We’ve Ever Done’

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The wait is almost over for Metallica fans who are anxiously awaiting when they can get their hands on the band's new musical collaboration with Lou Reed. 'Lulu' is set for release in North America on Nov. 1 (through Warner Bros. Records) and will be available throughout the rest of the world on Oct. 31 (distribution through Universal Music).

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Dave Navarro on Tattoos and Why He Won’t Remove One Dedicated to Ex-Wife Carmen Electra

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Dave Navarro is just about as well known for his tattoos as he is for his incredible musicianship as the lead guitarist of Jane's Addiction. The dark and sexy Navarro recently spoke with Inked Magazine about some of his tattoos and shared memories of when he got his first tat with former bandmate Eric Avery.

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ZZ Top, ‘A Tribute From Friends’ – Album Review

Nickelback, Filter
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The music and legacy of the iconic band ZZ Top is being celebrated with the release of 'A Tribute From Friends.' The 11-track album features the likes of  hard-rock acts Nickelback, Filter, Mastodon,
Coheed & Cambria, Loaded, Wolfmother and Daughtry.

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