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Best of 2013

Loudwire’s Best Concert Photos of 2013

Loudwire Photographers
Loudwire Photographers

At Loudwire, we pride ourselves on bringing you the best and biggest stories in rock and metal throughout the year, whether it be the latest news, features or viral videos. But our greatest thrill comes in covering the live concerts.

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Megadeth’s Favorite Albums + Songs of 2013

Megadeth
Photo Credit: Jeremy Saffer

We've got yet another year-end list for you! To help round off the year with some expert opinions on 2013, we've got an exclusive from each member of Megadeth. That's right, Dave Mustaine, David Ellefson, Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover have all submitted their Top 5 albums or songs of 2013!

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Rock and Metal Musicians Pick Their Top Albums + Songs of 2013

Sevendust / Anthrax / Five Finger Death Punch
Kevin Winter / Ethan Miller / Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

We've already put out our Best of 2013 lists, but as an added extra, we asked some of rock and metal's biggest bands to throw in their own two cents. In this post, you'll see several Best Albums and Best Songs lists from some of your favorite artists, and you may be surprised by their choices.

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10 Biggest Rock + Metal Stories of 2013

Tim Lambesis / Jeff Hanneman / Randy Blythe
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire / Bradley Kanaris, Getty Images

As 2013 draws to a close, we look back on the many stories, triumphs and tragedies that affected us all this year. We were shocked by some, disgusted by others, inspired by many and even reduced to tears at times. There were many headlines in the worlds of rock and metal in 2013, but these are the stories that made us stop in our tracks.

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10 Awesome Rock + Metal Songs You May Have Missed in 2013

Pig Destroyer / Purson / The Bronx
Relapse / Rise Above / Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Although we've released all of our lists of the 10 Best Rock Songs and 10 Best Metal Songs of 2013, there are still a lot more artists that deserve recognition for their work this year. In this list, we delve into the underground and shine our spotlight onto 10 Awesome Rock + Metal Songs You May Have Missed in 2013.

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Filed Under: Category: Lists, Metal, Original Features, Rock, Songs

10 Great Rock-Related Charities To Support

Alice Cooper, Ronnie James Dio, Slash
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com / Facebook: Official Ronnie James Dio / Mary Ouellette, SheWillShotYou.com

The rock lifestyle isn't all just sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Countless musicians use their celebrity status as a platform to reach out and help those in need. Those lucky enough to make a living off of being in a band often give back via charities they create or support. 

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10 Best Rock Videos of 2013

Queens of the Stone Age Escape the Fate Black Label Society
YouTube (3)

The video format is still alive and well in 2013, and a number of top rockers used it to the best of their ability to further the promotion of their music. Some acts went to great lengths with their clips, turning things over to directors to create elaborate animated videos. Others went the more traditional format with a full-on narrative to deliver their message.

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10 Best Metal Videos of 2013

Best Metal Videos 2013
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire (2) / Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

The music video used to be the most crucial medium for a band to gain exposure back when the M in MTV stood for "music." Today, we live in a world full of lyric videos and the typical clips of bands playing in an empty warehouse with no amps to be seen. However, each year some bands rise to the occasion and create some visually stunning and entertaining music videos that make us remember why this medium is still so much fun!

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10 Best Rock Albums of 2013

Mary Ouellette / Antonio Marino Jr. / Chuck Armstrong, Loudwire
Mary Ouellette / Antonio Marino Jr. / Chuck Armstrong, Loudwire

So, what are the 10 Best Rock Albums of 2013? We offer our humble opinion with a list that includes a handful of acts who took a long time between albums, but returned in a big way this year. Patience paid off for fans of such veteran bands as Queens of the Stone Age and Alice in Chains, as both of those acts released stellar discs in 2013

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10 Best Metal Albums of 2013

Ghost / Black Sabbath / Gorguts
Theo Wargo / Frazer Harrison, Getty Images / David Stevens, www.gravenimage.us

A multitude of metal bands deserve recognition for their achievements in 2013, but now's the time to narrow it down to a Top 10! Who made the cut? These are our picks for the 10 Best Metal Albums of 2013.

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