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Pop Evil’s Leigh Kakaty Discusses ‘Onyx’ Album + ‘Being a Minority Frontman in the Rock World’

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Pop Evil kicked off this year with a massive trek with Stone Sour, and now the band is hitting the road with Escape the Fate. For a full list of dates go here. We had the opportunity to sit down with Pop Evil frontman Leigh Kakaty, who spoke all about the band’s latest disc ‘Onyx.’ He gives an honest account of their need for creative freedom and expression on the album, as well as challenging recording moments.

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Antemasque, Featuring Former Members of The Mars Volta, Reveal Album Details

Antemasque
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 disbanded last year, and as was recently revealed, vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala, guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and onetime drummer Dave Elitch formed the new band , with some help from Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea. They have announced their self-titled debut album will be unleashed July 15.

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DevilDriver vs. Demon Hunter – Death Match

DevilDriver vs. Demon Hunter
Napalm / Solid State

In one of our closest Death Matches to date, DevilDriver managed to pick up a win against Arch Enemy featuring new vocalist Alissa White-Gluz. The victory was hard-fought, bringing DevilDriver just three wins away from Death Match Hall of Fame glory. However, they've got a powerhouse act ready to take them on this week.

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Wilson Frontman Chad Nicefield Discusses ShipRocked, Latest Album + More

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Wilson are a band that everyone talked about during the 2014 ShipRocked Cruise as they crushed both the Melati Stage and the Headbanger’s Lounge. It’s no surprise they will be at sea again since it was recently announced the band will be part of Motorhead’s first ever Motorboat 2014 Cruise this year.

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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
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

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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