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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.

Korn’s Ray Luzier and Anthrax’s Charlie Benante Talk Drumming for ‘Metalhead to Head’

Ray Luzier - Charlie Benante
Fuse.TV

In the latest episode of Fuse's 'Metalhead to Head,' Korn's Ray Luzier and 's Charlie Benante sit down and chat with each other (watch Part 1 above). Two great drummers shoot the breeze about everything from how they got started drumming to developing their style to being fathers. There's a drum pad in between them, and throughout the interview they actually play various parts and demonstrate techniques.

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Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme Says He’d Consider Playing Grammys Again

Queens of the Stone Age at The Brooklyn Masonic Temple
Chuck Armstrong, Loudwire

Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age recently sat down for a fan Q&A with Australia's Fasterlouder.com. Some of the questions he answered (watch above) included the Grammys, the Kyuss lawsuit, the possibility of another Desert Sessions album and his favorite ice cream flavor.

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Government Intervention Puts Guns N’ Roses + KISS-Led Hell & Heaven Festival in Doubt

Guns N Roses - Kiss
Jason Merrit, Getty Images / Paul Kane, Getty Images

Up to 80,000 fans were expected for the Hell & Heaven Metal Fest coming up March 15 and 16 just outside Mexico City. However, the event, which features KISS, Guns N’ Roses, Twisted Sister, Rob Zombie, Testament and Opeth, is in doubt after being stopped by the Mexican state government. However, the organizers say the festival will go on as planned.

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Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Unveils New Band The Birds of Satan

Taylor Hawkins
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

As Foo Fighters fans anxiously await the band's next album, drummer Taylor Hawkins is keeping busy with another side project band. He's formed the Birds of Satan with bassist Wile Hodgden and guitarist Mick Murphy, who are also in his cover band Chevy Metal. Their self-titled debut album will be released April 15. Watch a trailer for the album below.

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