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Conflicting Reports Cloud AC/DC’s Future

AC/DC
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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Ghost B.C.’s Papa Emeritus II Rocks Vegas + Picks Up Groupies in Second ‘Papaganda’ Video

Ghost
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

In September of last year, the first installment of Ghost's (Ghost B.C.) 'Papaganda' series was revealed. The video stripped away the paint of frontman Papa Emeritus II, showing the leader's "face" much like in the 'Year Zero' music video.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Chad Smith Sickened by CIA Torture Reports

Chad Smith
Valerie Macon, Getty Images

The names of several harder-edged bands have surfaced over the years as having music being used by the CIA to break down terror suspects, but it was a little bit surprising last week when a new report revealed that Red Hot Chili Peppers music was used on loop as a tactic by the CIA.

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Asking Alexandria’s Danny Worsnop Talks Spontaneous Songwriting, Day Drinking + More

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

It's going to be another fun summer for Asking Alexandria, as the band was just confirmed as one of the participants for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. With the news recently being revealed, frontman Danny Worsnop spoke with 'Loudwire Nights' host Full Metal Jackie about his preparation for the trek and he also opened up about his spontaneous songwriting approach and how his personal experiences affect the music. Check out Full Metal Jackie's interview with Asking Alexandria's Danny Worsnop below:

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Upcoming 2014 Hard Rock + Metal Releases

Chad Gray. Mikael Akerfeldt, Chester Bennington
Eleven Seven / Roadrunner / Warner Brothers

Keeping up with all the new hard rock and metal album releases can be a daunting task. We've made it easier for you, collecting all of the releases for 2014 in one place. Current and upcoming releases are at the top of the list, and you can scroll down to check out what has already come out this year.

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Category: Lists, Metal, New Albums, News, Rock

Former Oblivion Myth Guitarist Chris Selby Pleads Guilty to Assault + Vandalism Charges

Oblivion Myth
OblivionMyth.com

In early 2013, we reported on Oblivion Myth guitarist Chris Selby being arrested for attempted murder. Selby allegedly tried pushing Kelly Ramos over a 45-foot-high railing, at one point leaving the woman dangling off. In an exclusive update on the case, we can report that Selby entered a guilty plea to lesser charges, which include two counts of misdemeanor assault and one count of vandalism.

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Whitechapel Unveil ‘Our Endless War’ Lyric Video

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

With the April 29 release of their latest album 'Our Endless War' two weeks away, Whitechapel have unleashed the lyric video for the title track via Artist Direct (watch above).

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Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic Reflects on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Performances

Krist Novoselic
Larry Busacca, Getty Images

At the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, the surviving members of Nirvana put on a performance for the ages. Drummer Dave Grohl, bassist Krist Novoselic and guitarist Pat Smear pounded out a four-song set of Nirvana tunes with a rotation of female vocalists taking on each song. Joan Jett, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon, St. Vincent and pop superstar Lorde all took part, and in a new blog post by Novoselic, the musician reminisces about the hallmark night.

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Rocks Classics With the San Diego Symphony

Dave Mustaine
Daniel Boczarski, Getty Images

After months of wondering how it would go over, it can now be said that Dave Mustaine's appearance with the San Diego Symphony was a success. The metal legend joined the Symphony for an evening that featured a mix of classical music staples along with a symphonic rendition of Megadeth's own 'Symphony of Destruction' (seen in the video above).

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