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Guitarist Jim Root Is Out of Stone Sour

Stone Sour Jim Root
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Update (5:45PM ET): This story has been amended with a statement from Stone Sour confirming that Jim Root is in fact no longer in the band.

Earlier this year, guitarist Jim Root sat out Stone Sour's tour with the reason given that he was concentrating his efforts on writing music for Slipknot's next album. However, now the band has announced that it has parted ways with Root.

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Green Day Bassist Mike Dirnt Reveals That His Wife Is Battling Breast Cancer

Green Day Mike Dirnt
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Tough news to report, as Green Day's Mike Dirnt has revealed that his wife Brittney has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The bassist posted the news on Green Day's Facebook page today (May 16).

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Mastodon Take the ‘High Road’ to New York City With Gojira + Kvelertak

Mastodon
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

The bill of Mastodon, Gojira and Kvelertak is undoubtedly one of the most exciting tour packages to be put together this year. All three bands complement each other in unique ways while sharing a large, intertwining fan base. The three modern metal leaders teamed up to invade New York City last night (May 15) and the energy within the city's Terminal 5 venue was buzzing with elation throughout.

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As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis Talks Troubled Marriage, Steroid Use, Music Future + More

As I Lay Dying
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

As we just reported, As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis is heading to prison for six years after being sentenced Friday (May 16) for his role in a murder-for-hire plot. Right after the sentencing was announced, AltPress.com published an extensive interview with the metal singer in which he talks about the case, his troubled marriage and his future in music.

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Billy Corgan’s Resistance Pro Wrestling League Gets AMC Reality Series

Billy Corgan
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

It wasn't that long ago that Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan got to realize one of his dreams by signing on as the creative director of the Resistance Pro wrestling league. Now fans will be able to get a peek behind the curtain as AMC has signed on to create a still-untitled reality series about Corgan's involvement in the wrestling league.

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Metallica’s James Hetfield Joined by Billie Joe Armstrong + Joe Satriani at Acoustic Benefit

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We're used to seeing Metallica rock out live, so it was quite a sight to check out frontman James Hetfield not only without the thunderous backing of his band, but also unplugging for an acoustic benefit. Hetfield was part of an all-star lineup for the 'Acoustic-4-A-Cure benefit at San Francisco's Fillmore Thursday night (May 15), where he performed a four-song set and returned for the finale.

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Ronnie Radke Domestic Violence Charge Dropped, Releases New Song With Deuce

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Falling in Reverse frontman Ronnie Radke has one less concern to worry about as a domestic abuse charge that dates back to 2012 is no longer hanging over his head. Radke was in court on Wednesday (May 14) of this week, and there were initially conflicting reports as to whether the charges had been dropped.

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As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

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As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis has been sentenced to six years in prison for attempting to hire a hitman to murder his estranged wife. The sentence was handed down earlier today (May 16) by Judge Carlos Armour of the San Diego Superior Court.

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Rob Zombie Announces New Horror Film, Offers Update on Upcoming Album

Rob Zombie
Rick Fagan

Rob Zombie has been busy lately, not only touring and working on music, but also getting to work on his next film. Now, the rocker-director has officially announced his new horror flick, titled '3I,' with a new visual promo (seen above).

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The Winery Dogs ‘Elevate’ Fans in Connecticut

Antonio Marino Jr., Loudwire
Antonio Marino Jr., Loudwire

Check out our review and photo gallery of The Winery Dogs' recent show in Connecticut.

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