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Strangest Deaths in Rock

Per Dead Ohlin Sid Vicious
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Sadly, many rockers have succumbed to untimely deaths over the years. And while it's always tragic when rockers pass on, there are a few that meet their maker in unexpected ways.

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10 Awesome ‘That Metal Show’ Moments

VH1 Classic Presents "That Metal Show: Anvil Special"

Every metal fan should be familiar with the VH1 Classic show ‘That Metal Show,’ which features host Eddie Trunk and his two partners-in-crime, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine. If you aren’t familiar with the show, then you better catch up with the 12 seasons that have already aired in a hurry because the show is returning for a 13th season on Jan. 18. This season, the show moves back to New York, where it will film fresh episodes each week.

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10 Moments That Nearly Destroyed Rock

Slash

There are times in life where everyone just reaches a fork in the road and that next step truly defines what will become of their future. Sometimes in music, there's fame, success and creative fulfillment ahead and other times there are opportunities forever lost for something that might have been truly great.

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2014: What to Look Out for in Rock + Metal

Slipknot / Tool / Nirvana
Gary Miller, Getty Images / Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com / Frank Micelotta, Getty Images

2014 is set to be another eventful year in rock and metal for many reasons. Of course, every year is eventful, but if 2014 was a TV show, we'd be anticipating what happens next.

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Rockers We Lost in 2013

Jeff Hanneman Chi Cheng
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While 2013 was a great year for music, we sadly lost several rockers along the way. Some names will be instantly familiar, including a few legends in the metal world, while others are from lesser known acts

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Loudwire’s Best Concert Photos of 2013

Loudwire Photographers
Loudwire Photographers

At Loudwire, we pride ourselves on bringing you the best and biggest stories in rock and metal throughout the year, whether it be the latest news, features or viral videos. But our greatest thrill comes in covering the live concerts.

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10 Best Metal Riffs of the 2000s

Matt Pike, Bill Kelliher, Synyster Gates
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire / Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images / Ethan Miller, Getty Images

The first decade of the 2000s is still pretty fresh in everyone's minds as we were bombarded by a wealth of different stylings in heavy metal. Nu-metal and alternative metal dominated the earlier part of the decade, metalcore in the mid half, and an array of genres in the later half. It was a decade where simplicity and technicality both reached respective heights with bands ranging from Godsmack to Necrophagist. Regardless of their differences, these bands managed to churn out some timeless riffs.

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10 Best Metal Riffs of the 1990s

Kirk Hammet, Dave Mustaine, Dimebag Darrell
Theo Wargo, Getty Images / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire / George De Sota, Getty Images

While the 1990s may not be held in as high regard as the '80s when it comes to metal's prominence, a look deeper into the decade proves that it produced some stellar music, not to mention some incredibly memorable riffs.

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Rock and Metal Musicians Pick Their Top Albums + Songs of 2013

Sevendust / Anthrax / Five Finger Death Punch
Kevin Winter / Ethan Miller / Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

We've already put out our Best of 2013 lists, but as an added extra, we asked some of rock and metal's biggest bands to throw in their own two cents. In this post, you'll see several Best Albums and Best Songs lists from some of your favorite artists, and you may be surprised by their choices.

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10 Best Metal Riffs of the 1980s

Slash, Jeff Hanneman, Randy Rhoads
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com / Kevin Winter, Getty Images, Paul Natkin, Getty Images

The 1980s: the glory days of metal. What can we say about a decade of heavy music that hasn't already been said? We've all spent time arguing about the best metal bands, songs, guitarists, and just about anything from this hallmark decade. With this list, we're breaking things down even further. Let's talk about the almighty riff.

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