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Spencer Kaufman is the Editor-in-Chief of Loudwire. He grew up playing stickball and basketball in Brooklyn, N.Y., before graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Communication Arts. He has been a professional music journalist for more than a decade in New York City. He digs punk, hardcore and industrial music, and fondly remembers the time Iggy Pop landed on him after a stage dive. His favorite movie is 'Taxi Driver' and he once played in a fictional college band called the Raging De Niros.
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Metallica Unleash New Trailer and Poster for 3D Film ‘Through the Never’ at Comic-Con

Metallica made a mighty appearance at Comic-Con on Friday (July 19) in San Diego. All four members of the band attended a panel discussion along with the film's director Nimrod Antal, producer Charlotte Huggins and lead actor Dane DeHaan.

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Avenged Sevenfold Unveil Full Version of New Single ‘Hail to the King’

After teasing fans with a 30-second clip last week, Avenged Sevenfold have unleashed the full version of their new single, 'Hail to the King,' which is the title track off their upcoming album, due Aug. 27.

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Nine Inch Nails Unveil Track List + Guest Musicians for New Album ‘Hesitation Marks’

More and more details are pouring out about the return of Nine Inch Nails. Now, the band has unveiled the full track list for their upcoming album, 'Hesitation Marks,' as well as a few guest musicians who appear on the disc.

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Nikki Sixx Mourns Death of His Mother

Sad news to report, as Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx's mother Deana Richards passed away yesterday, June 8, at the age of 74. The musician announced the news via a simple tweet that reads 'RIP Mom 5-5 1939 to 6-8 2013.' No further details are known about her passing at this time.

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Nine Inch Nails Announce 2013 North American Arena Tour Dates

The big news keeps piling in for Nine Inch Nails fans! Shortly after unleashing a brand-new single, 'Came Back Haunted,' and details of their new album, NIN have announced dates for a 2013 North American arena tour kicking off in the fall.

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2013 Rock Allegiance Tour With Volbeat, HIM, All That Remains + Airbourne: More Dates Unveiled

This summer's Monster Energy Rock Allegiance Tour, featuring the international lineup of Volbeat, HIM, All That Remains and Airbourne, has unveiled several more dates of its itinerary. The trek now spans from Aug. 23 through Sept. 28.

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Scott Weiland: Chester Bennington-Fronted Band Is ‘Not Stone Temple Pilots’

Many music fans were surprised last weekend when Stone Temple Pilots not only played a secret gig with Linkin Park's Chester Bennington as their new singer at the KROQ Weenie Roast in Los Angeles, but also released a new song called 'Out of Time.' But perhaps no one was more surprised than original STP frontman Scott Weiland, who was apparently fired from the band earlier this year.

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David Draiman Ensures Eventual Return of Disturbed, Asks for Support of Side Projects

Disturbed singer David Draiman is currently finding success with his new band Device, whose single 'Vilify' recently topped the Active Rock chart. Meanwhile, Disturbed guitarist Dan Donegan and drummer Mike Wengren are taking off with their new outfit Fight or Flight, as bassist John Moyer continues to work with Adrenaline Mob.

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Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman Died of Alcohol-Related Cirrhosis; Band + Family Planning Memorial Event

Following last week's tragic passing of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman on May 2, his official cause of death has been revealed to be alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver, according to a statement from the band. In the same press release, Slayer also announced that a public memorial will be held to honor Hanneman at a yet-to-be-revealed date.

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2013 Uproar Festival Lineup Boasts Alice in Chains, Jane’s Addiction + More

The lineup for the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival was announced this morning (April 22), and the headliners are Alice in Chains and Jane's Addiction, two '90s alt-rock goliaths who are still going strong.

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Ozzy Osbourne Reveals Drug and Alcohol Relapse, Apologizes to Family, Friends + Fans

In a surprising Facebook message posted tonight (April 15), heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne has admitted to "drinking and taking drugs" over the past 18 months. The revelation comes after rumors earlier today that he has split with his wife Sharon.

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