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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire / Shane Wenzlick, Getty Images / Mike Coppola, Getty Images

NFL Butt Fumbles Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show: What About Metallica or Even Green Day?

In a questionable football decision, the NFL has decided to tap Coldplay as the halftime act for Super Bowl 50 instead of a Bay Area act like Metallica or Green Day.

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Your Basic Guy In Black T-Shirt Who Jams
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Yes, Metal Fans Are the Most Loyal — But We Already Knew That

A recent Spotify study demonstrated that metalheads are the most loyal fans in the musical universe, but Spotify could have saved themselves the trouble and simply asked a headbanger.

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ACDC Tenacious D
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2015 Grammy Awards: What Went Right and What Went Wrong

There were hits and misses for rock fans where the 2015 Grammy Awards are concerned, and we run them down here.

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Loma Vista

Why Ghost B.C. Deserve the Praise

The rise of Swedish metal act Ghost B.C. (Ghost) will forever be connected to the soundscape of 2013. From relative obscurity, Ghost experienced an unparalleled ascension last year, becoming one of metal's most popular acts thanks in part to 'Infestissumam,' the band's sophomore album. However, like any act whose rise commands universal attention, Ghost have received both immense praise and vitriolic criticism.

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Neil Sanderson of Three Days Grace
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Three Days Grace Drummer Neil Sanderson Asks ‘What’s So Smart About Smartphones?’

Guest blogger Neil Sanderson of Three Days Grace checks in each month with an exclusive column for Loudwire. In future blogs, the drummer will keep us up to date on the next 3DG album as the band is busy working on the new disc. But in this piece, he talks about how smartphone technology has impacted the concert-going experience, plus he offers his views on virtual reality and other intriguing topics:

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Ozzy Osbourne Jeff Hanneman Trent Reznor
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire (Osbourne and Reznor) / Kevin Winter, Getty Images (Hanneman)

Open Letter to the Grammys: Give Metal and Hard Rock the Respect They Deserve

We recently published an open letter to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, asking them to consider some of the greatest hard rock + metal acts ever for induction. But now we point our dissatisfaction at the 2014 Grammy Awards, which took place Sunday night, Jan. 26, and featured one rock and metal snub after another.

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Deep Purple / Dio / Judas Priest
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Open Letter to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Induct These Hard Rock + Metal Acts ASAP

Dear Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,

For the second year in a row, you nominated, but ultimately denied induction to Deep Purple. Fans of the legendary hard rock / heavy metal act were disappointed by the snub last year, but as Deep Purple were once again passed over for the 2014 ceremony, the Internet has blown up with serious vitriol against your Hall of Fame.

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