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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.

Lamb of God Guitarist Willie Adler Offers ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ to Baroness

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Cory Schwartz, Getty Images

Lamb of God guitarist Willie Adler’s heavy metal heart goes out to the guys of Baroness, who were involved in a horrific road accident on Wednesday (Aug. 15) in England. Baroness were heading to Southampton, England, following a gig in Bristol the night before, when the incident took place.

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Projected Featuring Sevendust, Creed + Alter Bridge Members to Release New Album

Sevendust guitarist John Connolly
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Fans of Sevendust, Alter Bridge and Creed may have a new favorite band in Projected. The supergroup features Sevendust guitarist John Connolly and bass player Vince Hornsby, Alter Bridge / Creed drummer Scott Phillips and Creed and Tremonti guitarist Eric Friedman, and now, the guys have announced that they’re ready to unveil their debut album.

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The Veer Union’s Crispin Earl Dishes on Current Music Industry, Love for Def Leppard + More

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Vancouver, Canada-based hard rock quartet the Veer Union came on the national scene in 2009, when their track ‘Seasons’ shot to the upper echelon of the active rock chart. Now, the lads are wrapping up their latest touring cycle in support of 2012’s 'Divide the Blackened Sky' with a gig at Dirt Fest, a music gathering slated for Aug. 11 in Birch Run, Mich., that also features Clutch, In This Moment and more.

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The Devil Wears Prada’s Andy Trick Says Playing Mayhem Is ‘Surreal’ – Video Interview

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Photo by Anne Erickson

The Devil Wears Prada are out on the hard-hitting Mayhem Festival this year, and the festival booking comes at perfect timing, as the Ohio-based metal-core guys recently unleashed their new 'Dead & Alive' concert set, featuring killer footage from their 'Dead Throne' tour.

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Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia Talks Proper Diet for Life on the Road

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Giuseppe Cacace, Getty Images

Cristina Scabbia rocks out every time she's onstage with Lacuna Coil, and all that performing requires some proper fuel. We’re talking real food, not processed, mystery ingredients. Speaking with Gilles Lartigot of “Heavy Metal Food” on the Radio Metal website, Scabbia chatted about food, which she calls one of her "biggest passions,” and what kind of grub she and the guys of Lacuna Coil crave on tour.

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In This Moment Say Lineup Change ‘Sparked a Fire in Us Creatively’ for New Album

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Robert John Kley, Century Media

In This Moment’s fourth studio album, 'Blood,' drops on Aug. 14, and the band are opening up about the creative process for the release. Speaking with Bare Bones Music, frontwoman Maria Brink explained that this past year has brought plenty of trials for the band, including a lineup change, but that has only served to make In This Moment stand taller.

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Sevendust To Hit Studio for New Album on September 5

Photo credit: Anne Erickson
Photo credit: Anne Erickson

Sevendust are back, and they’ve slapped an official date for when they’ll start recording their upcoming new album! The Atlanta-based metallers will hit the studio on Sept. 5 to start work on the new release, which will be the follow-up to the band’s 2010 set, “Cold Day Memory.”

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