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Chad Bowar

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.

Rage Against the Machine’s Zack de la Rocha Appearing on New Run the Jewels Album?

Rage Against the Machine
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Run the Jewels are a hip-hop duo consisting of El-P and Killer Mike. They released their self-titled debut last year, and are working on the follow-up. From the looks of some Instagram photos, it appears that Zack de la Rocha from  will be part of the new disc.

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Duff McKagan To Join Guns N’ Roses at Revolver Golden Gods, Suicide Silence Added to Bill

Duff McKagan
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After playing with Guns N' Roses in South America, it has just been announced that bassist Duff McKagan will also be on stage with the band at this week's Revolver Golden Gods Awards taking place Wednesday, April 23, in Los Angeles. McKagan has been filling in with his former band while Tommy Stinson tours with The Replacements. Stinson is set to return to GN'R on May 13.

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Antemasque, Featuring Former Members of The Mars Volta, Reveal Album Details

Antemasque
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 disbanded last year, and as was recently revealed, vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala, guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and onetime drummer Dave Elitch formed the new band , with some help from Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea. They have announced their self-titled debut album will be unleashed July 15.

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Triptykon, ‘Melana Chasmata’ – Album Review

Triptykon

The term ‘genius’ is thrown around pretty loosely in music, but in the case of Tom G. Warrior (Thomas Gabriel Fischer), the description is an apt one. From Hellhammer to Celtic Frost and now Triptykon, he has broken new musical ground again and again, and although all his forays haven’t been home runs (‘Cold Lake’ being the most obvious example), Warrior isn’t afraid to take risks.

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