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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 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
Season of Mist

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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Mastodon’s Brann Dailor on ‘Bizarre’ New Album, 2014 Tour, Chaotic Drumming Style + More

Mastodon's Brann Dailor
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

The new Mastodon album is on its way! In fact, if the timeline drummer Brann Dailor gave us during this exclusive interview remains correct, Mastodon have officially finished recording their sixth studio album. Along with that bit of news, Dailor went deep into what fans can expect from the highly anticipated full-length and offered a lot more insight on both the band and himself.

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Sascha Konietzko Talks Ministry’s Al Jourgensen, the ‘Devil’s Chord’ Comic Book + 30 Years of KMFDM

SASCHA and AL Devils Chord
Illustration by Sam Shearon for 'The Devil's Chord' Comic Book

It was recently revealed that Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen was teaming up with artist Sam Shearon to create a new comic book series, 'The Devil's Chord,' due sometime in 2014. With that news came word that some of Jourgensen's fellow industrial music legends would appear as superheroes in the comic book. One of those musicians is KMFDM mastermind Sascha Konietzko.

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What If ‘The Walking Dead’ Was Recast With Rock + Metal Musicians?

Corey Taylor
AMC / Facebook: Corey Taylor

Tremendously successful zombie drama 'The Walking Dead' will return to AMC this Sunday (Feb. 9) with a new batch of blood-soaked episodes. We couldn't be more pumped to immerse ourselves into the second half of Season 4, but what if the show started back from the beginning with a cast entirely made up of your favorite rock and metal musicians?

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Why Ghost B.C. Deserve the Praise

Loma Vista

The rise of Swedish metal act Ghost B.C. (Ghost) will forever be connected to the soundscape of 2013. From relative obscurity, Ghost experienced an unparalleled ascension last year, becoming one of metal's most popular acts thanks in part to 'Infestissumam,' the band's sophomore album. However, like any act whose rise commands universal attention, Ghost have received both immense praise and vitriolic criticism.

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Gorguts Frontman Luc Lemay on ‘Colored Sands,’ Getting the Metal Buzz Again + More

Luc Lemay, Gorguts
David Stevens,

Just a matter of minutes before Gorguts began to dominate Brooklyn's St. Vitus bar for the last date of their 2013 touring cycle, we took a trip to the venue's beer-laden basement to speak with frontman Luc Lemay. Having already greeted Gorguts superfans with incredible kindness and enthusiasm, Lemay opened himself up for an exclusive interview.

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Motley Crue to Embark on Final Tour – Exclusive Q&A With Nikki Sixx + Vince Neil

Motley Crue Press Conference
Kathy Flynn,

The end is nigh for Motley Crue. The band said as much during a Tuesday (Jan. 28) press conference in Los Angeles where they revealed the details of "The Final Tour" (first leg of dates below). In fact, to ensure that these next two years will mark the band's final dates, the members of Crue went through the process of collectively drawing up a 'Cessation of Touring' legal document and signing it to solidify that their upcoming dates will be the final shows and that they won't tour again beyond the year 2015.

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