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KISS Inducted Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

KISS
Larry Busacca, Getty Images

As many rock fans will tell you, the induction of KISS into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was a long time coming. So it was fitting that a long time fan -- Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello -- had the honor of inducting KISS into the Rock Hall during tonight's ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Joey Jordison’s Scar the Martyr Part Ways With Vocalist Henry Derek Bonner

Scar The Martyr
Roadrunner

Times are tough at the moment for drummer Joey Jordison, who not only has been ousted from Slipknot but is now facing some turmoil with his new band. Jordison's Scar the Martyr group is now without a frontman after parting ways with vocalist Henry Derek Bonner.

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Surviving GWAR Members Pay Tribute to Dave Brockie + Introduce New Foundation

GWAR
Metal Blade

The loss of GWAR frontman and mastermind Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus) sent the metal world into mourning on March 24. Countless tributes have been paid by some of rock and metal's finest musicians along with fans from around the world. In memory of the late frontman, the surviving members of GWAR memorialized their friend and announced the launch of the Dave Brockie Foundation.

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Vital Vinyl: Guitarist Michael Repasch-Nieves of Junius Talks New EP + Upcoming Album

Junius - 'Days of the Fallen Sun' - Vital Vinyl

Following the success of their second studio album, 'Reports from the Threshold of Death,' Boston's Junius decided to release an eight-track EP rather than another full-length record. Stacked with four songs and four eerie interludes, 'Days of the Fallen Sun' proves that the band can break new ground no matter the record's length.

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The Word Alive Reveal New Album Title, Artwork, Track Listing + ‘Play the Victim’ Lyric Video

The Word Alive
Kathy Flynn, Wicked Goddess Photography

It's time to get "Real," and by that we mean that The Word Alive have revealed that their new album title is 'Real.' The disc, the band's third full-length overall, is set for release on June 10 via Fearless Records.

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Filed Under: Category: Metal, New Albums, News, Videos

Chris Jericho to Release New Book ‘The Best in the World: At What I Have No Idea’

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Chris Jericho is a one-of-a-kind talent. From success as a professional wrestler, musician, author and many, many other crafts, there's a reason why Jericho's wrestling persona claims to be the best at everything he does. In that vein, Jericho has announced his third book, 'The Best in the World: At What I Have No Idea,' which will be released on Oct. 14.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Music Reportedly Used by CIA to Torture Guantanamo Bay Detainees

Red Hot Chili Peppers
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

A new report from Al Jazeera suggests that the CIA once used Chili Peppers to torture prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, and we're not talking the spicy tongue-burning kind. The report states that a U.S. official confirmed that Red Hot Chili Peppers music was used to break prisoners.

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‘The Voice’ Contestant Ryan Whyte Maloney Covers Shinedown’s ‘Second Chance’

Ryan Whyte Maloney
YouTube

NBC's 'The Voice' has gotten past the Battle Rounds, which means that the remaining competitors now have a chance to shine on their own. And one of the musicians hoping to make a good impression on the coaches was Ryan Whyte Maloney, who decided to take on Shinedown's 'Second Chance' in hopes of advancing in the competition.

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Loudwire in Japan: Killswitch Engage Rock Osaka With Help From Opening Act Meaning

Killswitch Engage
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

With my brother living in Japan with his family, every few years I set out to visit him in the Land of the Rising Sun. This year it just so happened that Killswitch Engage were playing the intimate Osaka venue Club Quattro during my visit. To see the band play Japan was definitely an incredible experience, helped further by an awesome Japanese opening act called Meaning.

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