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Mastodon’s Bill Kelliher Talks Upcoming Album ‘Once More ‘Round the Sun’ + More

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

We know you're all pumped for Mastodon's 2014 album, 'Once More 'Round the Sun,' so we scored an exclusive interview with everyone's favorite handlebar-mustached guitar titan, Bill Kelliher.

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2014 Revolver Golden Gods Awards: The Best + Worst of This Year’s Ceremony

Guns N' Roses / Slayer / Joan Jett
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images (3)

Another edition of the Revolver Golden Gods Awards has come and gone, paying tribute to rock and metal artists who otherwise may never get the media attention deserved. The full 2014 ceremony, which clocked it at around four hours, experienced many ups and downs. Thus, we're recapping the most awesome and not-so-awesome moments from the show.

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Category: Concerts, Longform, Metal, News, Rock

Pop Evil’s Leigh Kakaty Discusses ‘Onyx’ Album + ‘Being a Minority Frontman in the Rock World’

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Pop Evil kicked off this year with a massive trek with Stone Sour, and now the band is hitting the road with Escape the Fate. For a full list of dates go here. We had the opportunity to sit down with Pop Evil frontman Leigh Kakaty, who spoke all about the band’s latest disc ‘Onyx.’ He gives an honest account of their need for creative freedom and expression on the album, as well as challenging recording moments.

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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
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire / Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

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
Century Media (2) / Ethan Miller, Getty Images

While there's still plenty of time left in 2014, there have already been a number of great metal albums unleashed this year.

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

Megadeth
Charles Epting for Loudwire

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
Frank Micelotta, Getty Images

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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