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Slayer, Jane’s Addiction, Offspring + More to Play Classic Albums in Full at 2014 Riot Fests

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

On Wednesday, the lineups were announced for the annual  events in Chicago and Denver. Today (May 14), it was revealed that 10 of the bands will be playing classic albums in their entirety at the festivals, including , Jane's Addiction and the Offspring.

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Rise Against, Slayer, Bring Me the Horizon + More Highlight Riot Fest Chicago + Denver Lineups

Riot Fest featured

Following the recent announcement of the Toronto lineup, the organizers of Riot Fest have now unveiled the list of bands performing at the Chicago and Denver editions of the festivals, as well. While there are a great deal of alt-rock acts, there are a number of heavy hitters on the bills.

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Watch the Best Ukulele Player Ever Shred Slayer’s ‘War Ensemble’

Slayer 'War Ensemble' on Ukelele
YouTube: Rob Scallon

This video will cause you to drop your jaw and raise your horns. The ultimate cover of Slayer's 'War Ensemble' has been recorded and posted on YouTube. Even better, the monster track is pulverized by a man, Rob Scallon, wielding a ukulele.

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Loudwire’s #ScreamForJeff Slayer Campaign Gets Huge Worldwide Response [Watch]

Jeff Hanneman
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Thanks to all the fans who watched our video, shared our video and made their own video yelling "SLAYER!," Loudwire's #ScreamForJeff campaign was a huge success. To celebrate your participation, we're proud to share just a small percentage of the many Jeff Hanneman memorial videos posted online by Slayer superfans (watch below).

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Scream ‘SLAYER!’ for Jeff Hanneman

Scream For Jeff

May 2, 2014 marks the one-year anniversary of the day we lost legendary Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman. In tribute to one of metal's finest, Loudwire is launching a worldwide 'Scream "SLAYER!" for Jeff Hanneman' campaign.

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Download New Slayer Song ‘Implode’ for Free

Slayer Tom Araya Kerry King
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Last night, we reported that Slayer surprised attendees and viewers of the Revolver Golden Gods Awards with an unannounced show-opening set that included the brand-new song 'Implode.' Today, the news gets better for Slayer fans, as the legendary band has made the tune available for free download!

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Slayer Open 2014 Revolver Golden Gods Awards With Surprise Set Featuring New Song ‘Implode’

Slayer Tom Araya
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

At last year's Revolver Golden Gods Awards, the night was unofficially dedicated to late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman. This year, however, the Golden Gods were kicked off in brilliant fashion as Slayer took the stage for a surprise three-song set.

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Drummer Dave Lombardo Doesn’t Ever Foresee a Reunion With Slayer

Dave Lombardo
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Ousted drummer Dave Lombardo doesn't ever foresee a return to Slayer. This news shouldn't shock the fans who have been following (or have been bummed out by) the drama surrounding Lombardo's most recent exit from the band. Things have been acrimonious and messy, with private details about financials and other business and personal issues becoming public knowledge.

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Korn, Slayer, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch and More to Play 2014 Rock USA Festival

Korn - Slayer - Rob Zombie
Ethan Miller, Getty Images / Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire / Antonio Marino, Loudwire

You'll want to start booking travel for Wisconsin this summer. That's because the lineup for this year's Rock USA festival has been unveiled and it definitely rocks. The event, which will be held July 16-19 at Ford Festival Park in Oshkosh, Wis., features such big name acts as Korn, Slayer, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch and more.

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Guitarist Gary Holt Discusses Upcoming Tour, Adapting to Slayer + Exodus Album Plans

Slayer Gary Holt
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Slayer and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. He spoke with Jackie about the mind-blowing dates he's about to do, performing with Slayer, Exodus and Suicidal Tendencies. And he also gave an update on the progress of the next Exodus record. If you missed the chat, here’s Jackie’s full interview with Gary Holt.

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