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Anne Erickson holds bylines in several Gannett publications as well as Ultimate Classic Rock, Gibson Guitar, Premier Guitar, Guitar Edge and beyond. She's also a radio DJ and is currently working on-air on Townsquare Media rock station Banana 101.5-FM and is the programmer and managing editor of Audio Ink Radio. She holds a master’s degree from Michigan State University. Interview highlights: Billy Corgan from the Smashing Pumpkins, Ozzy Osbourne, Maynard James Keenan from Tool and A Perfect Circle, Alice Cooper, Skillet, RED, As I Lay Dying, Cake.

Ex-Guns N’ Roses Drummer Steven Adler Thankful to Have a ‘Second Chapter’

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New Ocean Media

Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler is branching out with his own band, appropriately named Adler, and the band’s debut full-length, ‘Back From the Dead,’ carries a straight-ahead rock sound that proves Mr. A means business. Now, Adler is opening up about the message behind the album, and he says he hopes it gives him a fresh start in the music business.

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Sevendust Announce Release Date for New Album ‘Black Out the Sun’

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ABC PR

Sevendust fans, rejoice! The hard rock act has announced they will release their ninth studio album, 'Black Out the Sun,' on their own 7Bros. Records label (through Warner Music Group's Independent Label Group) on March 26, 2013. The album’s debut single, 'Decay,' will reach active rock airwaves and retail outlets Jan. 22, 2013.

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Suicide Silence to Play Benefit Show for Late Singer Mitch Lucker’s Daughter

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

The surviving members of Suicide Silence have announced a special benefit show for Mitch Lucker’s family this December, and all of the proceeds from the concert will go toward the education of Lucker's 5-year-old daughter, Kenadee. The band will perform live, and a different singer will fill in for Lucker for each song. No word yet on who these special vocalists will be, but we’ll keep you posted.

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Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello: Not All Band Members Ready to Make a New Album

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Trixie Textor, Getty Images

With the 20th anniversary edition of legendary rap-rockers Rage Against the Machine’s self-titled debut on target to arrive Nov. 27, rumors have been swirling that the band might be planning a new album. Guitarist Tom Morello dashed any of those hopes in an interview with Billboard earlier this month, and now, he’s chiming in on why the band might not regroup for a new set.

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King’s X Drummer Jerry Gaskill Loses Almost All His Possessions in Hurricane Sandy

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InsideOut Music

King's X drummer Jerry Gaskill has been hit with a bit of bad luck lately. Back in February, he suffered a heart attack and underwent emergency surgery before recovering and leaving the hospital after three weeks under professional care. Now, Gaskill and his wife Julie have suffered great losses due to Hurricane Sandy, including losing almost all of their belongings and being dislodged from their home on the coast of New Jersey.

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Hinder Frontman: New Album is Reflective of ‘Really Dark Drug Binge’

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Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Hard rockers Hinder are back with a new album, ‘Welcome to the Freakshow,’ out Dec. 4, and frontman Austin Winkler isn’t holding back when it comes to opening up about the inspiration behind the album’s heavy tracks. Winkler says most of the songs are a reflection of “a really, really dark drug binge,” which drove him to rehab after the band finished the album.

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Bullet for My Valentine Unleash Music Video for ‘Temper Temper’

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Bullet for My Valentine fans know that the band recently announced that their much-anticipated new full-length album, ‘Temper Temper,’ will arrive on Feb. 11, 2012, via Sony Music. Now, we have a new music video from the Welsh metallers for ‘Temper Temper.’ The song will be released via all major digital outlets on Nov. 25. Watch the video, which features one terrifying schoolroom of misfits, below.

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Alice in Chains, Queens of the Stone Age, Motorhead + More Added to Download 2013

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Kevin Winter / Jonathan Wood / Theo Wargo, Getty Images

Boy, would it be awesome to head to the U.K. in June! The 2013 Download festival has announced more acts for its upcoming three-day show, and the list is incredibly enticing. Alice in ChainsQueens of the Stone Age, Motorhead30 Seconds to Mars, the Gaslight Anthem, HIM and A Day to Remember have all been added to the bill.

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