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Rock and Metal Musicians Share Their Biggest Real-Life Spinal Tap Moments

Spinal Tap
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The legendary mockumentary 'This Is Spinal Tap' celebrated its 30th anniversary this month. The film hit theaters on March 2, 1984, and became the stuff of legend. The movie followed the fictional hard rock band Spinal Tap, who experienced a string

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The Used’s Bert McCracken Philosophizes on the Past, Present and Future

The Used's Bert McCracken
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Welcome to Part 2 of our exclusive dip into the mind of the Used's Bert McCracken. In this second half of our talk with the Used singer, McCracken talks about his continual lyrical theme of 'time,' the difference between recording vocals for the band's debut and the band's upcoming 'Imaginary Enemy' album, his favorite philosophers + much more.

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Vital Vinyl: Anagnorisis Talk ‘Beyond All Light’ LP

Anagnorisis - 'Beyond All Light' - Vital Vinyl
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In 2013, Louisville's premiere black metal outfit Anagnorisis released their second studio album, 'Beyond All Light,' digitally, as a CD and also as a very limited cassette tape. A year later, the blasphemous rockers find themselves celebrating the album for a new reason: 'Beyond All Light' has been pressed and is available to fans as several different color vinyl editions.

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The Used’s Bert McCracken Talks New Album ‘Imaginary Enemy,’ Political Revolutions + More

Bert McCracken
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Ever since the Used released their self-titled debut album in 2002, fans have been rabid to delve into the mind of singer Bert McCracken. The Used connected with their fans with such impact that McCracken unknowingly created a cult of personality around him, forcing the singer into a dimension somewhere between musician and celebrity.

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Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia Talks ‘Broken Crown Halo,’ Retired Band Members + More

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

The year is young, but it's already been quite the roller-coaster ride for Lacuna Coil. Not only are the Italian metallers gearing up for the release of the new album ‘Broken Crown Halo’ (due out April 1), they recently announced the retirement of their longtime guitarist Cris “Pizza” Migliore and drummer Cristiano “Criz” Mozzati. Not to mention, Lacuna Coil are also a part of Revolver’s Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Tour.

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Torche’s Jonathan Nuñez on Fourth Studio Album, Constant Artistic Progression + More

Torche
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Hailing from Miami, Fla., Torche have been captivating the worlds of metal, hardcore, punk and experimental music for a decade. Never creating the same record twice, Torche have proven themselves as a truly progressive act while keeping their Southern sludge roots firmly intact.

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Mike Ness Reflects on Social Distortion’s Legacy

Mike Ness of Social Distortion
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Mike Ness is the epitome of rock 'n' roll. He formed Social Distortion back in 1978 and is still going strong as frontman of the legendary punk act. As the band works on a new album and as Ness prepares to release an autobiography, aptly titled 'Story of My Life' after one of Social D's biggest hits, we caught up with the veteran rocker to discuss the band's legacy and more.

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Nonpoint’s Elias Soriano Talks ShipRocked, Upcoming Album and Love for Sevendust + Korn

Liz Ramanand,  Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Fans who were on this year’s ShipRocked cruise are still having dreams of the sunny weather and multiple stages of music. As fans met and chatted with numerous musicians who walked all over the ship, lots of people talked about how approachable and pleasant Nonpoint frontman Elias Soriano and the rest of band were to their fans. When Loudwire sat down with Soriano, we couldn't help but agree.

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Skindred’s Benji Webbe Talks ‘Kill the Power’ Album, Unifying Audiences + Touring

Skindred
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Skindred are set to unleash their fifth studio album, 'Kill the Power,' and the band is raising the bar even higher on their ragga-metal sounds. Loudwire recently spoke with frontman Benji Webbe about the creation of the 'Kill the Power' album and he also opened up about the band's live shows, unveiled plans for several ancillary projects and discussed how deejaying has affected his approach to making music. Check out our interview with Skindred's Benji Webbe below.

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Cynic’s Paul Masvidal on ‘Kindly Bent to Free Us,’ Late Death Frontman Chuck Schuldiner + More

Cynic's Paul Masvidal
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Cynic will release their highly anticipated third full-length album, 'Kindly Bent to Free Us,' on Feb. 18. Any hardcore fan of the progressive pioneers will want to analyze every section written by frontman Paul Masvidal, drummer Sean Reinert and Sean Malone, so we interviewed Masvidal for a deeper look into the album and Cynic itself.

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