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

Nirvana Joan Jett
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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

AC/DC
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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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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

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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Win a Soundgarden ‘Superunknown’ Super Deluxe CD Edition + Autographed Vinyl Set!

Soundgarden
SoundgardenWorld.com

Has it really been 20 years? Soundgarden's 1994 classic 'Superunknown' has reached the two-decade mark and to celebrate the occasion, they're offering a variety of new 20th Anniversary edition sets. The band is teaming with Loudwire, Ultimate Classic Rock and Diffuser.fm to give you a chance to win the 'Superunknown' Super Deluxe Edition box set as well as a 'Superunknown: The Singles' vinyl set that's signed by the band.

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KISS’ Paul Stanley Calls Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Co-Founder a ‘Spineless Weasel’

KISS' Paul Stanley
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The original four members of KISS are now officially Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. Although the April 10 ceremony is in the past, Paul Stanley's criticism of the institution continues. This time, Stanley takes aim at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame co-founder and Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner, whom Paul Stanley calls a "spineless weasel."

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