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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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Green Day Return to Stage for First Time Since Billie Joe Armstrong’s Rehab Stint

Back in September, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong had an onstage meltdown during Green Day's set at the iHeartRadio concert in Las Vegas. Soon after, he entered rehab to battle alcohol and prescription drug addiction, forcing the band to cancel their remaining 2012 dates and to postpone their winter 2013 gigs.

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Randy Blythe
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Verdict: Lamb of God Frontman Randy Blythe Ruled Not Guilty in Manslaughter Trial

Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe was acquitted of manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic when a not guilty verdict was handed down today (March 5). After spending five weeks in a a Czech prison this past summer and standing trial over two sessions this winter, Blythe is a free man.

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Adam Gontier
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Singer Adam Gontier Explains Departure From Three Days Grace

As Three Days Grace fans continue to absorb the surprising news from earlier today (Jan. 9) that frontman Adam Gontier has left the band, the singer himself has released a heartfelt letter explaining his departure.

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Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Pat Smear, Krist Novoselic
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Nirvana Members and Paul McCartney Perform ‘Cut Me Some Slack’ on ‘Saturday Night Live’

After a triumphant performance of their new song 'Cut Me Some Slack' at the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden, one-time Nirvana members Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear again joined forces with Beatles legend Paul McCartney to perform the song during last night's episode of 'Saturday Night Live.'

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Linkin Park
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One Fan Dies + 19 Injured in Scaffolding Collapse Outside Linkin Park’s South Africa Concert

Tragedy struck outside the stadium where Linkin Park performed in Cape Town, South Africa, on Wednesday night (Nov. 7). One female fan died and 19 others were injured when an advertising structure collapsed prior to the concert due to high winds.

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Frances Bean Cobain
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Man Arrested After Breaking Into Frances Bean Cobain’s Los Angeles Home

Despite being the child of one of rock's most famous frontmen, Frances Bean Cobain has managed to maintain a relatively low profile. However, the late Kurt Cobain's 20-year-old daughter seems to pop into headlines every once in a while for reasons of which she has no control.

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Phil Anselmo Open to Pantera Tour Featuring Zakk Wylde Filling in for Late Dimebag Darrell

Throughout the past year, the surviving members of Pantera have commented on the possibility of Zakk Wylde filling in for the late Dimebag Darrell if the band were ever to reunite. While it's all been speculation thus far, singer Phil Anselmo now reveals that he recently discussed the topic with Wylde himself.

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