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Wilson Frontman Chad Nicefield Discusses ShipRocked, Latest Album + More

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Wilson are a band that everyone talked about during the 2014 ShipRocked Cruise as they crushed both the Melati Stage and the Headbanger’s Lounge. It’s no surprise they will be at sea again since it was recently announced the band will be part of Motorhead’s first ever Motorboat 2014 Cruise this year.

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Best Rock Songs of 2014 (So Far)

Three Days Grace Chevelle The Pretty Reckless
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2014 is still in its early stages, but it's never too early to recognize great music. The year is off to a rocking start and already several acts have left their mark on the year with songs that are guaranteed to stay in our playlists for some time to come.

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Best Metal Songs of 2014 (So Far)

Arch Enemy / Behemoth / Black Label Society
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The beginning of the year is often the most exciting time for new music. With 2013 in the books, it's time for the musical landscape of 2014 to be shaped. Anticipated albums become new releases and we're all given the opportunity to bask in the greatness gifted to us by metal's greatest acts.

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Discusses San Diego Symphony, Motorboat Cruise + More

Megadeth
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Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. Mustaine spoke about the wealth of things on his immediate horizon, including his appearance with the San Diego Symphony, Megadeth's inclusion in Motorhead's Motorboad Cruise and the early stages of the band's next record. If you missed Jackie’s show, here’s her full interview with Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine.

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Loudwire Asks Rock + Metal Artists: What is Your Favorite Nirvana Song and Why?

Kurt Cobain
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Tomorrow (April 5, 2014), will be the 20th anniversary of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's death. The music of Nirvana has remained timeless over the past two decades, influencing an entire new generation of musicians. In this celebration of Cobain's life, we asked some of rock and metal's finest artists to name their favorite Nirvana song.

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Loudwire Asks Rock + Metal Artists: What Does the Music of Kurt Cobain and Nirvana Mean to You?

Kurt Cobain
Frank Micelotta, Getty Images

April 5, 2014 will mark the 20th anniversary of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's death. The grunge legend only lived to age 27, but a full 20 years after his passing, Cobain remains one of the most influential musicians of all time.

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Human Furnace of Ringworm Talks New Album ‘Hammer of the Witch,’ Musical Influences + More

Relapse Records
Relapse Records

With countless years of music, Ringworm have been pummeling ears for decades. Frontman Human Furnace and his crew are gearing up for the release of their brand new record, ‘Hammer of the Witch.’ They are also hitting the road in the spring in promotion of the new album.

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Vital Vinyl: Back on Black Label Founder Discusses Digital Downloading, Record Collecting + More

Vital Vinyl - Steve Beatty
Back on Black

In 2004, music industry professional Steve Beatty started a record label whose sole purpose was to release remastered and improved versions of heavy metal classics, exclusively on vinyl. This was a few years before the "resurgence" of vinyl (for example, Record Store Day started in 2007) and smack dab in the middle of the digital downloading craze. A decade later, Beatty's label, Back on Black, is stronger than ever.

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Buckcherry’s Josh Todd Talks ‘Dreamin’ of You,’ Upcoming Music, Connecting with Fans + More

Buckcherry Josh Todd
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Buckcherry just keep going further with their 2012 'Confessions' album, recently releasing a new video for the single 'Dreamin' of You' off the disc. To coincide with the new song, the band is also hitting the road for more dates this spring.

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Taking Back Sunday’s Adam Lazzara Discusses ‘Happiness Is’ Album, Touring + More

Taking Back Sunday Adam Lazzara
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Taking Back Sunday are back, and they've got a new album called 'Happiness Is' that has proved to be one of their most personal albums to date. The band recorded the effort without interference from a label and truly put their stamp on the music.

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