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Maynard James Keenan Celebrates His 50th Birthday in Style

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Charles Epting for Loudwire

There are 50th birthday celebrations and then there's what Maynard James Keenan did this past weekend at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. The two-night residency at the famed outdoor theater will no doubt go down as a great tour de force of rock and metal music.

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Avenged Sevenfold Guitarist Synyster Gates Dazzles Fans at Master Class [Exclusive Interview]

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Charles Epting for Loudwire

Avenged Sevenfold's Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance just took home the award for Best Guitarists at this year’s Revolver Golden Gods Awards, but a few weeks ago Gates took the stage for a much different kind of gathering. In an event co-sponsored by Schecter Guitar Research and Guitar Center, Gates hand-selected 10 guitarists from an online contest to take part in an hour-and-a-half master class.

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Sebastian Bach Talks ‘Give ‘Em Hell,’ Early Encounter With John 5, Touring Plans + More

Sebastian Bach
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Sebastian Bach's new album 'Give 'Em Hell' has just been unleashed and the metal vocalist has never sounded stronger. The former Skid Row singer has enlisted the help of a few notable friends including Duff McKagan, Steve Stevens and guitarist John 5, who, as detailed in this interview, has quite an interesting history with Bach.

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Motorhead, Queens of the Stone Age, AFI + More Bring Heavy Music to Hipster Coachella Fest

Motorhead
Charles Epting for Loudwire

Weekend one at Coachella is in the books. The famed Southern California music oasis drew more than 90,000 fans who endured blistering daytime temps, a surreal Saturday night sandstorm and a wide buffet of sonic treats. Sure, the onetime indie fest now features as much hip-hop and EDM as it does anything else. But it's not like there wasn't any metal or hard rock buried in the sand. You just had to know where to look and thankfully, the headbangers in the house were able to catch ultra-solid sets by the likes of Motorhead, Queens of the Stone Age and a host of others.

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Linkin Park + Thirty Seconds to Mars Discuss the ‘Visceral Rock Energy’ of Carnivores Tour

Charles Epting for Loudwire
Charles Epting for Loudwire

In a hangar-like sound studio in Hollywood, California, members of Linkin Park and Thirty Seconds to Mars were on hand Tuesday, March 4 to announce their upcoming North American 'Carnivores' tour (which will also be featuring AFI).

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Rockers Pay Musical Tribute to Randy Rhoads + John Bonham at 2014 NAMM Convention

Charles Epting for Loudwire
Charles Epting for Loudwire

The NAMM convention brings together literally thousands of musicians from all over the world, which means it's the perfect time to pull together the ultimate all-star tribute shows. This year in Anaheim, Calif., two such shows took place: the Bonzo Bash, which honors late Led Zeppelin stickman John Bonham, and the Randy Rhoads Remembered gathering, held in honor of the late great shredder. Both shows are the brainchild of well-known drummer Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Foreigner, Billy Idol), and in fact his Bonzo Bash already has has a successful string of performances under its belt.

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Avenged Sevenfold, Megadeth, Slayer Members and More Appear at 2014 NAMM Convention [Photos]

Synyster Gates appears at NAMM
Synyster Gates appears at NAMM

The 2014 NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) convention just wrapped up in Anaheim, Calif., but no doubt its effects will be ringing in the ears of many for weeks.

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Philip Anselmo, Rex Brown + Other Metal Greats Make Their Super Bowl XLVIII Picks

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Charles Epting for Loudwire

Metal musicians travel the world constantly leapfrogging from continent to continent on a blur of buses, planes and trains. But no matter how busy they are and how insane the lifestyle is, of course there's always some time for a little football -- especially with Super Bowl XLVIII between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks coming up this Sunday.

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