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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Megadeth’s David Ellefson Plays ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’

We've got a new episode of 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?' to share with you. In this edition of our signature segment, legendary Megadeth bassist David Ellefson sets the record straight on what's true and false on Wikipedia.

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Greatest Metal Drummer
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Greatest Metal Drummer, Round 2 – Vote!

It's time to launch Round 2 of our Greatest Metal Drummer competition! Having started off with 32 of metal music's all-time best Skin Bashers and Technical Masters, we're down to 16 competitors after the conclusion of the first round.

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Bruce Dickinson
Queen Mary University of London

10 Metal Songs That Make a Great History Lesson

Alright class, welcome to Heavy Metal History 101. Throughout this course, we’re going to cover historical topics ranging from ancient Egypt to recent world events. However, this class is going to be taught through a different medium than what's typical of a standard history course.

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Greatest Metal Drummer
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Greatest Metal Drummer, Round 1 – Vote!

In this Greatest Metal Drummer competition, we've compiled 32 of metal's most legendary stickmen with one goal in mind: finding the greatest one of all time.

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Rusty Coones
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Attika 7′s Rusty Coones Talks Anarchy, Motorcycles and Mayhem

"A cement-covered marshmallow." That's how Katherine Coones describes her husband, Attika 7's Rusty Coones, a 6-foot-5 biker bear of a man who, despite what some might consider to be an intimidating presence, is disarmingly warm and engaging.

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Greatest Metal Guitarist
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Greatest Metal Guitarist, Round 1 – Vote!

It's time to pay tribute to the greatest metal guitarists ever! There are countless shredders out there who captivate millions simply with strings and a pick, but who is the best metal axeman of all time? This is where the fans come in. We want to know who you think deserves that very distinction.

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Pantera vs. Iron Maiden

Pantera vs. Iron Maiden – March Metal Madness 2013, Round 2

We're in Round 2 of Loudwire's March Metal Madness 2013 and we're letting the fans choose the best metal album of all time. After an exciting first round in the Stage Dive region, half of the albums in contention have been eliminated, and the big dogs are only just beginning to grit their teeth.

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Ozzy Osbourne
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10 Best Ozzy Osbourne Solo Songs

As the '70s turned into the '80s, Ozzy Osbourne was trying to figure out his next move after his ousting from Black Sabbath. What he did was embark on a very successful solo career that was lasted more than 30 years. In addition

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

10 Best Metal Albums of 2012

This year 2012 will be remembered as one that was incredibly rich with quality metal albums, with some of extreme music's most consistent bands having issued near-perfect additions to their discographies this year, many of the albums listed here could have easily come in at No. 1 i

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10 Awesome Kirk Hammett Guitar Solos

Metallica have created some of the most critically acclaimed music in the world of rock and metal over the course of three decades. And one of the foundations of their music has been Kirk Hammett's stellar guitar playing. He's behind some of the biggest face-melting tunes in history and he'

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