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Megadeth Flying Born-Deaf YouTube Star to Las Vegas for First Rock Concert + Interview

Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

If you're the type to go YouTube surfing, there's a good chance you've seen the video above. Having amassed nearly 21 million views, this video immortalizes the moment when Sarah Churman, who was born deaf, heard sound for the first time at 29 years of age. Countless tears have been shed witnessing Churman's life-changing moment, apparently from members of Megadeth, as well, because the band is flying Sarah and her husband Sloan to Las Vegas to experience her first rock concert on Thursday (April 17).

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Vinnie Paul Doesn’t Foresee a Pantera Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

Vinnie Paul
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Let's face it. When it comes to hard rock and metal, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has dragged their feet over the years with inducting some of the big names of the genre, so with that in mind, Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul says he's not confident that the groundbreaking metal band will have their named called.

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Motorhead, Queens of the Stone Age, AFI + More Bring Heavy Music to Hipster Coachella Fest

Motorhead
Charles Epting for Loudwire

Weekend one at Coachella is in the books. The famed Southern California music oasis drew more than 90,000 fans who endured blistering daytime temps, a surreal Saturday night sandstorm and a wide buffet of sonic treats. Sure, the onetime indie fest now features as much hip-hop and EDM as it does anything else. But it's not like there wasn't any metal or hard rock buried in the sand. You just had to know where to look and thankfully, the headbangers in the house were able to catch ultra-solid sets by the likes of Motorhead, Queens of the Stone Age and a host of others.

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AC/DC Release Official Statement on Malcolm Young’s Health + Future of Band

Malcolm Young
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Although AC/DC singer Brian Johnson just revealed in a new interview that the band would not be breaking up, AC/DC have just released their first official statement addressing the reports that have surfaced over the past few days. The band states that guitarist Malcolm Young will be "taking a break from the band due to ill health," but also makes it clear that AC/DC will continue to make music.

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Ace Frehley on What Really Happened at KISS’ Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction [Exclusive]

KISS' Ace Frehley
Larry Busacca, Getty Images

On April 10, KISS were inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during a ceremony at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, and a lot has been written about the event. But we had the privilege of having founding KISS guitarist Ace Frehley drop by our studio the very next day to set the record straight as to what really went down at the ceremony. Check out the interview in the video above.

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AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Denies Breakup Reports, Confirms Band Member Illness

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Frank Micelotta, Getty Images

Over the past few days, conflicting reports have been popping up about the future of AC/DC. Potential health issues with guitarist Malcolm Young were rumored to signal the end of the legendary Australian band, but according to vocalist Brian Johnson, AC/DC will soon get together to jam on some potential ideas.

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Adelitas Way Vocalist Rick DeJesus Talks Grand Vision for New Album + Touring

Adelitas Way
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Adelitas Way are inching closer to a new album, with the single 'Dog on a Leash' recently hitting the airwaves. While an album title and release date have yet to be revealed, the group is close enough to the finish line that frontman Rick DeJesus can now share some details on the upcoming disc.

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Wayne Static, Smile Empty Soul, Otep and Dope Head Up 2014 ‘Civil Unrest Tour’

Wayne Static Smile Empty Soul
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Wayne Static and Smile Empty Soul will join a solid lineup of bands taking part in the 2014 'Civil Unrest Tour.' The trek, which gets underway in May, is rounded out by Otep, Dope and Thira, making for an impressive night of hard rock glory.

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