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Slash, Limp Bizkit Join Guns N’ Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer + More on Graspop 2012 Lineup

Going to be in the neighborhood of Dessel, Belgium, this June? Then you’d be a fool to miss out on the incredible lineup that the 2012 Graspop Metal Meeting has put together. Newly announced acts such as Slash, Black Label Society and Limp Bizkit join Ozzy Osbourne & Friends, Guns N’ Roses, Motorhead and Slayer on the festival’s power-packed lineup.

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Former Hole Guitarist Eric Erlandson Releasing Kurt Cobain Book ‘Letters to Kurt’

Former Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson has signed a deal to publish a book about the late and legendary Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Having been friends with Cobain and band mates with his wife Courtney Love, Erlandson has composed 52 letters and compiled them together in ‘Letters to Kurt.’

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Dave Mustaine Reaffirms Desire To Play With James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich Again

Megadeth‘s Dave Mustaine has said some interesting stuff lately, such as supporting Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum only to rebuke that support, opposing gay marriage, telling women in Africa to “put a plug in it” regarding birth control, but now he has said something even more interesting. In a recent radio interview with Minneapolis radio station 93X, Mustaine spoke about the proposed supergroup with Megadeth bassist David Ellefson and Metallica‘s James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich that he spoke about last year.

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Slipknot’s Joey Jordison: ‘We’ve Worked Hard for Everything’

Slipknot are currently on tour in Australia with a million other awesome bands for the 2012 Soundwave Festival. Drummer Joey Jordison sat down with SoundwaveFestTV to speak about topics such as their love for Australian fans, their determination as a band and the death of bassist Paul Gray.

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Bullet for My Valentine Begin Recording New Album in Thailand

Welsh metal titans Bullet for My Valentine have just entered a studio in Thailand to begin the recording process for their fourth full-length album. Earlier today (Feb. 15), frontman Matt Tuck tweeted a picture of drummer Michael “Moose” Thomas laying down drums for the yet-untitled upcoming album.

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Iron Maiden Announce 2012 North American Tour Based on 1988 ‘Seventh Son’ Trek

Oh happy day! We are thrilled to report the news that Iron Maiden fans have been eagerly waiting for since their 2010 invasion of North America. Iron Maiden have just announced that the band will extensively tour North America in 2012 for two months from June through August with special guest Alice Cooper until July 21 and special guests Coheed and Cambria from July 21 until the end of the tour.

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Supports Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine recently had a very extensive interview with MusicRadar. Among the many subjects discussed, Mustaine talked politics — supporting Senator Rick Santorum, the Republican Party and breaking down what he thinks of each major Republican presidential candidate.

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Dave Grohl on Foo Fighters’ Hard Rock / Metal Grammy Win: I Feel Bad for Dream Theater

As the 2012 Grammy Awards slowly become a spotlit memory, one of the most successful and featured winners of “music’s biggest night” were Foo Fighters. With his band having captured five Grammy awards (only one less than pop star Adele), including Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance, frontman Dave Grohl revealed to MTV that he feels bad for beating out Dream Theater for that very award.

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Foo Fighters Win Best Rock Album, Best Rock Song + More 2012 Grammy Awards

So far at tonight’s 2012 Grammy Awards, Foo Fighters have taken home four awards, bringing their all-time Grammy wins from six to 10. During the pre-telecast ceremony, the band won for Best Long Form Music Video, Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance, Best Rock Song and Best Rock Album.

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Drummer Vinny Appice Says Black Sabbath Invite Would Be ‘A Hard Thing To Say No To’

We recently had the pleasure of interviewing former Black Sabbath / Dio / Heaven and Hell drummer and current Kill Devil Hill stickman Vinny Appice. One of the topics we discussed with Appice was the current drama surrounding original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward‘s threat to drop out of the band’s reunion and the rest of Sabbath’s decision to continue without him. 

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Megadeth, Dream Theater, Mastodon Members Excited for Grammy Awards

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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