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Hilarious Video Tells Story Behind KISS Ballad ‘Beth’ – Best of YouTube

KISS, 'Beth' spoof
YouTube: Noisey

This short film knocked it out of the park with a hilarious, and fictional, dramatization of how the Peter Criss sung KISS ballad 'Beth' came to be. The spoof starts when the drummer gets a call from his wife while the band is slaving away in the studio trying to wrap up a new song.

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10-Year-Old Plays Drums to Avenged Sevenfold’s ‘Nightmare’ – Best of YouTube

Kid drums to Avenged Sevenfold
YouTube: Austin Rios

Following the tragic passing of Avenged Sevenfold drummer Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan, former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy manned the sticks for the band on the 'Nightmare' album and subsequent tour. Known as one of the greatest drummers of all time, Portnoy stayed true to the A7X sound while demonstrating his ability. Here, a 10-year-old has taken on Portnoy's challenging beats!

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Kid Band Performs Black Sabbath’s ‘War Pigs’ – Best of YouTube

Kid Singing Black Sabbath
YouTube: OfficialMotionDevice

The kid band Motion Device are one talented group! 10-year-old singer Sara is even dressed just like Ozzy Osbourne with a white fringe-sleeved shirt, a huge cross on a necklace, and those famous round sunglasses. Meanwhile, the bass player's leather get-up may not appeal to Geezer Butler's vegan lifestyle, but she certainly brings the metal!

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‘Death Metal’ Band Judas Priest Perform on ‘The Simpsons’ [Watch]

Judas Priest on 'The Simpsons'
Fox / JudasPriest.com

Last night, 'The Simpsons' paid homage to British heavy metal legends Judas Priest by immortalizing them as animated character's in the show's ever-growing list of guest stars. Priest were given a yellow makeover and featured on 'Steal This Episode' performing a unique version of their hit 'Breaking the Law,' and their brief appearance can be seen above in case you missed it.

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Footage of Nirvana’s Final Los Angeles Gig Before Kurt Cobain’s Death Posted Online

Nirvana
Geffen Records

As we draw closer to the 20th anniversary of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's tragic passing, it will certainly be a time of reflection on the music that left such a lasting impact on the world. As fans pour through the Internet watching footage of the band, we're always in search of more. Most recently, filmmaker Dave Markey discovered some personal footage he had of Nirvana's last show in Los Angeles, Calif. before Cobain's suicide, and posted it on Dec. 30 (watch above via CraveOnline).

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Dream Theater’s James LaBrie Set to Release ‘I Will Not Break’ Digital EP

James LaBrie
Inside Out / Century Media

James LaBrie has been a bit of a workhorse lately, with Dream Theater's eponymous album and his solo disc 'Impermanent Resonance' both having hit shelves in 2013. Now, he's set to release a nine-song digital EP named after the opening track on his solo album.

The effort will not feature any brand-new songs, but will boast a number of gems and unheard remixes that fans will surely love to get their hands on.

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Kids Perform Slipknot’s ‘Psychosocial’ at School Concert – Best of YouTube

Kids Play Slipknot Cover
YouTube: MusicAsAWeapon14

For every school talent show or concert, it seems like there's always one kid or group of kids out to show everyone else what some real music is all about. It's just a theory we have, sort of like Einstein's Theory of Relativity; it's just a theory, but it hasn't been disproved yet! Take a look at Exhibit A in the video above!

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See the First Images of Judas Priest’s Rob Halford on ‘The Simpsons’

Judas Priest on 'The Simpsons'
Fox / JudasPriest.com

As we reported back in October, Judas Priest singer Rob Halford will go from being the Metal God to the Yellow God as he gets a new look courtesy of the hit cartoon show 'The Simpsons.' Plenty of musicians have been featured on the long-running show, but rarely do metalheads get a bonus treat when watching the long-running animated series. The payoff will come this Sunday, Jan. 5, at 8PM ET on Fox in the episode titled 'Steal This Episode,' and the first images (above and below) of the animated Halford and Priest have been unveiled.

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