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AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Denies Breakup Reports, Confirms Band Member Illness

Frank Micelotta, Getty Images
Frank Micelotta, Getty Images

Over the past few days, conflicting reports have been popping up about the future of AC/DC. Potential health issues with guitarist Malcolm Young were rumored to signal the end of the legendary Australian band, but according to vocalist Brian Johnson, AC/DC will soon get together to jam on some potential ideas.

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Septicflesh Unveil Brilliant Symphonic Death Metal With New Track ‘Order of Dracul’

Septicflesh
Season of Mist / Prosthetic

Horns up! Greek symphonic death metal veterans Septicflesh have just revealed the first song from their ninth studio album, 'Titan.' The new track, 'Order of Dracul,' is insanely awesome and picks up beautifully where Septicflesh left off with their 2011 full-length, 'The Great Mass.'

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Bad Seed Rising, ‘Hey Kid’ – Exclusive Lyric Video Premiere

Bad Seed Rising
Roadrunner

Bad Seed Rising are an up-and-coming rock band hailing from Baltimore. Having already signed with Roadrunner Records, the band has just released its debut EP, 'Charm City.' To further introduce you to Bad Seed Rising, we're giving you the exclusive premiere of the new track 'Hey Kid.'

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Ghost B.C.’s Papa Emeritus II Rocks Vegas + Picks Up Groupies in Second ‘Papaganda’ Video

Ghost
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

In September of last year, the first installment of Ghost's (Ghost B.C.) 'Papaganda' series was revealed. The video stripped away the paint of frontman Papa Emeritus II, showing the leader's "face" much like in the 'Year Zero' music video.

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Former Oblivion Myth Guitarist Chris Selby Pleads Guilty to Assault + Vandalism Charges

Oblivion Myth
OblivionMyth.com

In early 2013, we reported on Oblivion Myth guitarist Chris Selby being arrested for attempted murder. Selby allegedly tried pushing Kelly Ramos over a 45-foot-high railing, at one point leaving the woman dangling off. In an exclusive update on the case, we can report that Selby entered a guilty plea to lesser charges, which include two counts of misdemeanor assault and one count of vandalism.

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Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic Reflects on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Performances

Krist Novoselic
Larry Busacca, Getty Images

At the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, the surviving members of Nirvana put on a performance for the ages. Drummer Dave Grohl, bassist Krist Novoselic and guitarist Pat Smear pounded out a four-song set of Nirvana tunes with a rotation of female vocalists taking on each song. Joan Jett, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon, St. Vincent and pop superstar Lorde all took part, and in a new blog post by Novoselic, the musician reminisces about the hallmark night.

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As I Lay Dying Members Announce New Project Wovenwar, Plot First Single + Debut Album

Wovenwar
Metal Blade

As I Lay Dying members Jordan Mancino, Nick Hipa, Phil Sgrosso and Josh Gilbert have been teasing new music for some time now. Since vocalist Tim Lambesis pleaded guilty to murder-for-hire charges, the future of As I Lay Dying and its instrumental section was unsure, but the four musicians have just revealed the new project Wovenwar.

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KISS’ Paul Stanley Calls Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Co-Founder a ‘Spineless Weasel’

KISS' Paul Stanley
Larry Busacca, Getty Images

The original four members of KISS are now officially Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. Although the April 10 ceremony is in the past, Paul Stanley's criticism of the institution continues. This time, Stanley takes aim at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame co-founder and Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner, whom Paul Stanley calls a "spineless weasel."

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