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Slash Unveils New Album Time Frame, Reveals ‘Slashathon’ Winners at 2014 South by Southwest

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Slash was a big-time presence at this year's South by Southwest, not only staging the inaugural tech-based 'Slashathon,' but also participating in a Jimi Hendrix tribute performance and speaking with FUSE about the release of his upcoming album.

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Melvins’ Buzz Osborne: Nirvana’s Biggest Hits Are Structurally the Same as Hair Metal’s Biggest Hits

The Melvins
Lucy Johnston, Getty Images

Nirvana and Melvins are almost attached at the hip when it comes to rock history. As one of Kurt Cobain's biggest influences, Melvins frontman Buzz Osborne has always been able to offer fascinating insight on Cobain and Nirvana as a whole. In a new interview, Osborne shares an interesting take on Nirvana, comparing the band's songwriting to "a hair metal band's biggest hits."

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Watch Soundgarden Perform ‘Superunknown’ in Its Entirety at 2014 SXSW iTunes Festival

Chris Cornell
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Soundgarden may be back as a fully functioning, modern act releasing new tunes, but the legendary group opted for a bit of nostalgia Thursday night (March 13) in Austin, Texas. As promised, the band delivered their 1994 classic 'Superunknown' in full to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

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Metallica To Debut New Song at March 16 Show

Awesome Live Performances by Metallica
Mike Barrett, Loudwire

Metallica fans, we've got some very good news to report. The legendary thrash band will debut their first brand-new song in quite a long time.

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Vandals Disguised in KISS Masks Destroy More Than 25 Cars at New Jersey Body Shop

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CBS

KISS have constantly been in the news lately, whether it be quarrels between current and former members regarding their 2014 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or lawsuits that may or may not have merit. However, this story came out of nowhere, as four vandals, wearing masks of KISS guitarist Paul Stanley's iconic 'Starchild' face paint, trashed more than 25 cars at a New Jersey auto body shop.

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Dee Snider + Savatage’s Chris Caffery Headline ‘That Metal Show’ Episode

That Metal Show Dee Snider Chris Caffery
That Metal Show

Twisted Sister's Dee Snider will be the primary guest this weekend on VH1 Classic's 'That Metal Show,' while Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Savatage guitarist Chris Caffery will drop by to lend some signature licks to the show.

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Sully Erna Begins Vocal Tracking for Upcoming Godsmack Album

Sully Erna of Godsmack
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Godsmack's last studio album came out in 2010, but the band is inching closer to completing a new disc. In a new tweet, frontman Sully Erna gave fans an update on the recording sessions for their forthcoming disc.

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Led Zeppelin To Release Box Set Editions of First Three Albums Remastered by Jimmy Page

Led Zeppelin
Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Led Zeppelin, one of the most popular and influential rock bands in history, are issuing box sets of their first three albums. Deluxe editions of 'Led Zeppelin,' 'Led Zeppelin II' and 'Led Zeppelin III' will be available June 3 (see artwork above and below). It's the first installment of the planned reissues of all nine of their studio albums.

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Saliva Reveal ‘Rise Up’ Album Details + Spring 2014 U.S. Tour Plans

Saliva
Rum Bum Records

Things are about to get busy for Saliva. The band, who recently debuted their single 'Rise Up' here at Loudwire, have now announced the full details of their forthcoming album of the same name. Plus, they've revealed an extensive tour to promote the new disc.

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Metallica Reveal Full Details for Second Annual San Francisco Giants ‘Metallica Night’

James Hetfield-Giants
Jason O. Watson, Getty Images

Metallica have a busy summer planned, as they've lined up a number of shows and plan to work on material for a new album. Last year, they were asked by their hometown San Francisco Giants baseball team to participate in Metallica Night, and it was such a success they are doing it again.

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