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10 Best Hard Rock Albums of 1994

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The year 1994 was one of the best for rock music, offering a variety of options for those who liked it loud and upbeat. It was the year that punk re-entered the mainstream, grunge continued its dominance and Woodstock proved to be a tipping point for several bands on the verge of massive popularity.

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Five Amazing Joey Ramone Vocal Performances

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Today (May 19) would have been Joey Ramone's 63rd birthday. The iconic Ramones singer / songwriter passed away in 2001 after a seven-year battle with lymphoma, but he left hundreds of legendary songs and thousands of performances in the annals of punk rock history.

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Ronnie James Dio: Amazing Vocal Performances

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It was four years ago that legendary metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio lost his battle with stomach cancer. After one of the most heartbreaking losses in metal history, there have been countless tributes for the late singer as well as a constant discussion between metalheads of how truly incredible Dio was. With a career spanning 43 years, Ronnie James Dio fron

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10 Best Thrash Albums NOT Released by the Big 4

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Adam Berry / Dave Etheridge Barnes, Stringer / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Believe it or not, thrash metal does not inhabit a flat earth, where ocean waters cascade off a cliff into infinity, just beyond view of familiar Big 4 oceans dominated by Metallica, Slayer, Anthr

KISS Legend Ace Frehley Plays ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’ – Part 1

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This newest edition of 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?' segment was so good, we had to split it into two parts! Iconic KISS legend Ace Frehley stopped by our studios to appear in our popular series, actually clearing up a great deal of untrue information.

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Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt Plays ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’

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This week's edition of 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?' features one of modern metal's greatest frontmen, Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt. Having also led death metal giants Bloodbath and experimental act Storm Corrosion, Akerfeldt has left a giant impact on music, so we invited the multitalented frontman to partake in a game of 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?'.

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Scream ‘SLAYER!’ for Jeff Hanneman

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May 2, 2014 marks the one-year anniversary of the day we lost legendary Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman. In tribute to one of metal's finest, Loudwire is launching a worldwide 'Scream "SLAYER!" for Jeff Hanneman' campaign.

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HIM’s Ville Valo + Mikko ‘Migé’ Paananen Play ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’

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It's 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?' time! In this episode, we've got one of our most inriguing segments to date, starring Ville Valo and Mikko 'Migé' Paananen of HIM.

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Five Amazing Maynard James Keenan Vocal Performances

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Believe it or not, Maynard James Keenan is celebrating his 50th birthday today (April 17)! The frontman of ToolA Perfect Circle and Puscifer hasn't lost a step since Tool formed in 1990, and he has gone on to prove himself as one of music's most talented and dynamic vocalists.

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Anthrax’s Scott Ian Plays ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’

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Welcome to another edition of 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?' Our weekly series rolls on with a new episode featuring legendary Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian!

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