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Hole’s Kristen Pfaff – Rockers Who Died at Age 27

Only two months after Kurt Cobain committed suicide, the grunge legend's widow and Hole frontwoman Courtney Love lost yet another important figure in her life. Hole bassist Kristen Pfaff, like Cobain, also suffered from heroin addiction, overdosing in 1994 at the age of 27.

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The Mars Volta’s Jeremy Michael Ward – Rockers Who Died at Age 27

Mars Volta "sound manipulator" Jeremy Michael Ward was an integral part of the experimental band. After the internal collapse of At the Drive-In, guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala formed the Mars Volta, recruiting Ward immediately for the project.

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The Stooges’ Dave Alexander – Rockers Who Died at Age 27

Dave Alexander, original bassist for the Stooges, was a true punk rock pioneer. Joining forces with Iggy Pop, Scott Asheton and Ron Asheton, Alexander began to blueprint the genre of punk with his three bandmates in 1967.

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Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain – Rockers Who Died at Age 27

After the deaths of legends like Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin all at the age 27, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain added his own name to the list after committing suicide in 1994. And it was Cobain's death that really brought the notion of a ‘27 Club' to the public eye. 

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Queensryche, ‘Fallout’ – Best 2013 Metal Songs

Queensryche has experienced somewhat of a rebirth as of late. Well … technically two rebirths, but we're talking about the Todd La Torre-fronted incarnation of the iconic heavy metal band. Geoff Tate's Queensryche? Not so much.

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Gorguts, ‘An Ocean of Wisdom’ – Best 2013 Metal Songs

The return of Gorguts will surely be seen as one of the most meaningful comebacks in death metal history. 12 years since the band unleashed 'From Wisdom to Hate,' a new Gorguts record, 'Colored Sands' was released digitally on Aug. 6.

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Nine Inch Nails, ‘Came Back Haunted’ – Best 2013 Rock Songs

2013 marks the much anticipated return of Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails with their new disc Hesitation Marks out on Sept. 3. Marking the first new material heard from the NIN camp since 2008, there's no surprise that the excitement surrounding the first single ‘Came Back Haunted' was at an all time high.

The song, true to Nine Inch Nails form, mixes indus

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Sick Puppies, ‘There’s No Going Back’ – Best 2013 Rock Songs

On Sick Puppies’ latest release ‘Connect,’ the band wrote and recorded a collection of songs that encompass everything from up-tempo rockers to slower paced ballads. The first single ‘There’s No Going Back’ comb

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Avenged Sevenfold, ‘Hail to the King’ – Best 2013 Rock Songs

 

Avenged Sevenfold have a knack for spinning a web of vivid imagery through their lyrics, and the title track from their upcoming disc ‘Hail to the King’ certainly keeps up with that that tradition of rich storytelling. The song paints an epic tale of the chaos and devastation of

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AFI, ‘I Hope You Suffer’ – Best 2013 Rock Songs

After nearly five years since they released ‘Crash Love’ in 2009, AFI make their return this year with new disc ‘Burials’ due out on Oct. 22. Fans first taste of ‘Burials’ is the first single ‘I Hope You Suffer’ and the song lives up to its gut punch of a name.

‘I Hope You Suffer’ serves as one o

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