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Former Korn Touring Guitarist Shane Gibson Dies

Shane Gibson
Facebook: Shane Gibson

Sad news to report from the Korn family. Shane Gibson, who performed as a live member for Korn from 2007-2010, has passed away at the age of 35 from complications due to a blood clotting disorder.

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AC/DC Retirement Talk Intensifies Amid Report of Malcolm Young Stroke

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Last night we reported conflicting rumors concerning AC/DC's future -- one in which the band were close to announcing their retirement and another where they had booked studio time to start work on their next album. But it now appears as though the retirement rumors are gaining strength as further details backing up the story have been revealed.

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Bad Seed Rising, ‘Hey Kid’ – Exclusive Lyric Video Premiere

Bad Seed Rising
Roadrunner

Bad Seed Rising are an up-and-coming rock band hailing from Baltimore. Having already signed with Roadrunner Records, the band has just released its debut EP, 'Charm City.' To further introduce you to Bad Seed Rising, we're giving you the exclusive premiere of the new track 'Hey Kid.'

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Slash Wasn’t Initially a Fan of Guns N’ Roses Hit ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

It happens more frequently than you'd think, as artists go into the studio, lay down a track and expect that it will be an afterthought only to have it become one of the bigger songs of their career. In a new interview, Slash tells WEBN radio host Kidd Chris that he wasn't initially sold on Guns N' Roses' 'Sweet Child O' Mine.'

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The Winery Dogs, ‘Unleashed in Japan 2013′ – Exclusive Stream

The Winery Dogs
Photo by Charles Epting

The Winery Dogs are giving their fans a treat today (April 15) -- a special edition double-disc package based around their self-titled debut disc. The bonus comes in the form of an added live concert and Loudwire is proud to provide you with an exclusive stream of the 'Unleashed in Japan 2013' disc to check out in the player below.

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1349, ‘Slaves’ – Exclusive Lyric Video Premiere

1349
Season of Mist

Fans of black metal, today is your day! Straight from Norwegian act 1349 and exclusively through Loudwire, we've got the official premiere of 'Slaves,' a brand new song and lyric video from the band!

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‘Nirvana’ Rock Hall Performances: Historic or Sacrilegious? – Readers Poll

Nirvana Joan Jett
Larry Busacca, Getty Images

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has inducted Nirvana, and the surviving members of the band marked the occasion by strapping on their instruments and rocking with a contingent of female frontwomen at the induction ceremony in Brooklyn, N.Y. But did Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic taint the history at all by bringing out Joan Jett, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon, St. Vincent's Annie Clark and Lorde to play with them? Following the Rock Hall ceremony, the surviving members also performed a secret club show with three of the four aforementioned female singers, as well as Dinosaur Jr. frontman J. Mascis and Deer Tick vocalist John McCauley.

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Rocklahoma, Welcome to Rockville + Fort Rock Daily Lineups Revealed

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Photo by Charles Epting

One of the key things in enjoying any major rock festival is making sure you know exactly where and when your favorite acts are playing. So it's a good idea to pay attention when festivals announce their daily lineups and set times. Three upcoming festival events -- Rocklahoma, Welcome to Rockville and Fort Rock -- have begun to help clarify the clutter in their lineups and you can catch the details below.

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Conflicting Reports Cloud AC/DC’s Future

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Kevin Mazur, Getty Images

There's either very sad news or very good news for AC/DC and their fans as two conflicting reports have surfaced online.

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Rise Against Tease New Album for 2014

Rise Against's Tim McIlrath
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

It looks like we can add another one of rock's heavy hitters to the release schedule this year. Rise Against have headed online to tease the fact that the band is back in the studio working on a new album for 2014.

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