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Mastodon’s Troy Sanders: System of a Down Not Responsible for Brent Hinds’ Hospitalization

Troy Sanders
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Mastodon singer-bassist Troy Sanders recently sat down with Hysteria Magazine during the band's residency on Australia's touring Soundwave Festival. During the interview, Sanders took the opportunity to dispel the rumors once and for all about a reported altercation between Mastodon and System of a Down, which put Mastodon singer-guitarist Brent Hinds in the hospital.

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Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance 2012 Grammy – Readers Poll

Larry Busacca
Larry Busacca, Getty Images

At the 2012 Grammy Awards, millions of people tuned in to see Foo Fighters conquer the rock awards by winning five trophies during the ceremony. One of their five golden gramophones was for the Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance category -- as the band beat out fellow nominees Megadeth, Mastodon, Dream Theater and Sum 41.

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Foo Fighters Beat Mastodon, Megadeth + Others for 2012 Best Hard Rock / Metal Grammy Award

Dave Grohl
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

And the winner is... Foo Fighters for 'White Limo!' Foo Fighters have just beaten out Mastodon, Megadeth, Dream Theater and Sum 41 for the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance.

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Mastodon ‘Last Call With Carson Daly’ Performance to Air on February 20

Mastodon
Michael Buckner, Getty Images

TV alert! 2012 Grammy Award nominees Mastodon, who are about to embark on one of the most anticipated tours of the spring, if not the entire year, with Opeth and Ghost, will provide musical entertainment on the Feb. 20 episode of 'Late Night With Carson Daly,' which airs every week night at 1:35 AM ET. It's likely a repeat of the band's November 2011 performance on the show, so if you missed it then, enjoy the reprise.

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Megadeth, Dream Theater, Mastodon Members Excited for Grammy Awards

Megadeth / Dream Theater / Mastodon
Ethan Miller, Getty Images / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire / Karl Walter, Getty Images

As the Grammy Awards are quickly approaching this Sunday (Feb. 12), the nominees for the 'Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance' category are readying their tuxedos and preparing their speeches. Foo Fighters, Dream Theater, Mastodon, Megadeth and Sum 41 are all nominated for the precious prize and have been sharing their excitement with a cluster of new quotes.

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Rock on the Range 2012: Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Shinedown, Incubus, Slash, Mastodon, Megadeth, Chevelle + Much More

Rock on the Range Lineup
Mary Ouellette / Antonio Marino Jr.

Rock on the Range returns to Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on May 18-20 and this year's monster lineup includes a little something for everyone, whether you’re a metal head, a headbanger or just a melodic rock junkie.

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Opeth, Mastodon + Ghost Officially Announce 2012 North American Tour

Opeth / Mastodon

It was recently reported that Opeth, Mastodon and Ghost intended to join forces for one of the most anticipated North American tours of 2012. After a few weeks of suspense and a ton of buzz throughout the metal populace, the official tour dates have been announced.

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Trivium vs. Mastodon – Cage Match

Cage Match Trivium vs Mastodon
Photos: Liz Ramanand, Loudwire / Michael Buckner, Getty Images

Since My Darkest Days are off to the Cage Match Hall of Fame after winning five matchups in a row, it’s time to introduce two new monster singles into today’s competition.

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Mastodon, ‘Dry Bone Valley’ – Song Review

Mastodon
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Mastodon have been one of the most dominant metal acts of the 2000s. Treading a thin line between being underground heroes and mainstream darlings, Mastodon have been able to intrigue music fans from all walks of life. 'Dry Bone Valley' is the third single from Mastodon's critically acclaimed and Grammy nominated album 'The Hunter.'

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Mastodon Video Director Says ‘Dry Bone Valley’ Was ‘A Dream Project’

'Dry Bone Alley'
Reprise Records

How did Mastodon end up scoring noted "lowbrow" pop-surrealist artist Tim Biskup to direct the video for 'Dry Bone Valley,' the latest single off their 'The Hunter' album? It turns out that not only is he a good buddy of the band's, but his artwork is highly regarded in camp Mastodon. "Tim is an old friend of ours and one of my favorite artists," says Mastodon's Brann Dailor. "The opportunity to work with him was unique and very special for us."

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