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Alice in Chains Expand 2014 North American Tour With August Dates

Alice in Chains Jerry Cantrell
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

With their previously announced spring tour ready to kick off Friday night (April 25) in Tulsa, Okla., Alice in Chains have added more North American dates to the schedule for later this summer (all date below).

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Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Joins Replacements at Coachella 2014

Paul Westerberg Billie Joe Armstrong
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While Week One of Coachella is often the most hyped, the second weekend can offer some surprises as well. For instance, The Replacements rocked out with Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong joining them for much of their Coachella performance Friday night (April 18).

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Stabbings and Shots Fired Outside FireFest Metal Event in Cleveland

Fire Fest 2014
19 Action News

19 Action News|Cleveland, OH|News, Weather, Sports

What was expected to be a fun night of hard rocking at the second night of FireFest turned violent in Lakewood, Ohio, near Cleveland, Saturday night (April 19), as local station 19 Action News reports that violence and gunfire erupted outside The Foundry club.

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Birds of Satan Record Release Gig Features Guest Appearances by Foo Fighters Members

Birds of Satan Dave Grohl
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

On Friday night, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins' new band Birds of Satan played their first gig at their record release party at Rock and Roll Pizza in Moorpark, Calif. Yes, that Rock and Roll Pizza, scene of the infamous secret Foo Fighters gig last December. It was an intimate affair with only 70 fans allowed entrance to the quasi-private event.

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Bruce Dickinson, Glenn Hughes + More Celebrate Jon Lord at Tribute Show

Bruce Dickinson Glenn Hughes
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The death of Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord in 2012 was a big loss for those in the rock community, and to show how much respect he garnered, Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson, Yes' Rick Wakeman, Whitesnake's Mick Moody and Deep Purple's Glenn Hughes, Ian Paice and Don Airey all took part in a special tribute to the musician.

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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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Wayne Static, Smile Empty Soul, Otep and Dope Head Up 2014 ‘Civil Unrest Tour’

Wayne Static Smile Empty Soul
Ethan Miller, Getty Images (2)

Wayne Static and Smile Empty Soul will join a solid lineup of bands taking part in the 2014 'Civil Unrest Tour.' The trek, which gets underway in May, is rounded out by Otep, Dope and Thira, making for an impressive night of hard rock glory.

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Carcass Crush New York City With The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts + Noisem

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

This year’s Decibel Magazine Tour was a dream for extreme metal fans, as legendary UK metallers Carcass headlined the bill. Support included the mayhem that is the Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts and Noisem.

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Rocklahoma, Welcome to Rockville + Fort Rock Daily Lineups Revealed

Crowd
Photo by Charles Epting

One of the key things in enjoying any major rock festival is making sure you know exactly where and when your favorite acts are playing. So it's a good idea to pay attention when festivals announce their daily lineups and set times. Three upcoming festival events -- Rocklahoma, Welcome to Rockville and Fort Rock -- have begun to help clarify the clutter in their lineups and you can catch the details below.

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Rocks Classics With the San Diego Symphony

Dave Mustaine
Daniel Boczarski, Getty Images

After months of wondering how it would go over, it can now be said that Dave Mustaine's appearance with the San Diego Symphony was a success. The metal legend joined the Symphony for an evening that featured a mix of classical music staples along with a symphonic rendition of Megadeth's own 'Symphony of Destruction' (seen in the video above).

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