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Book Report: Dave Ellefson’s ‘My Life With Deth’

Ellefson was the original bass player in the band, joining Mustaine (who’d just been kicked out of Metallica) in 1983, and staying through the band’s split in 2002. Two years later, Mustaine reactivated the band sans Ellefson, but he’d eventually rejoin in 2010, and is still with the band today.

11/25/2013

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Metal Icons Reinvent Michael Jackson Classics For Tribute Album

Get ready to hear Michael Jackson classics like you’ve never heard them before. Just in time to add to your party playlists this Halloween, superstars of the metal world have joined forces to transform the King of Pop’s hits into headbangers on a new tribute album Thriller – A Metal Tribute To Michael Jackson.

10/24/2013

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‘Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History Of Metal’

The book starts off in the pre-metal era of the ’60s, covering the Stooges, the MC5 and Alice Cooper (when “Alice Cooper” represented a band, not just the frontman). It quickly moves to the early ’70s, starting with the formation of Black Sabbath and Judas Priest.

10/11/2013

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Corey Taylor Discusses Religion, The Paranormal And ‘Pro Toolbags’

He’s the closest thing metal has to a renaissance man: Corey Taylor fronts no less than two major bands: Slipknot and Stone Sour, and has written books about the supernatural. He’s looking for answers.

10/10/2013

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Scientists Take The Fun Out Of Heavy Metal Mosh Pits

Despite concert-goer’s best efforts to incite chaos, four scientists at Cornell University have released a mathematical study that finds seemingly disorderly mosh pits to be quite predictable. Titled Collective Motion of Moshers at Heavy Metal […]

02/15/2013

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Black Sabbath Tops Led Zeppelin On Poll Of Most Important British Hard Rock Bands

Who’s the best hard rock band ever? It’s a subjective – and loaded – question. But according to a poll recently taken by BPI – the British Recording Industry’s trade group – Black Sabbath is the most important British hard rock band ever, followed by Iron Maiden.

11/19/2012

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Black Sabbath Reunite, Rock Lollapalooza Day 1

Lollapalooza’s first day featured an incredibly eclectic assortment of acts, but perhaps none seemed quite as left-of-center as, oddly, Black Sabbath.

08/04/2012

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X-Effect Playlist 03/18/12

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03/19/2012

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Black Sabbath Cancels Coachella; Reunion Tour in Jeopardy?

The much-anticipated[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Black Sabbath[/lastfm] reunion tour of 2012 may be put on hold. A rumor circulating in the festival industry says Tony Iommi’s unfortunate illness forced the band to cancel a headlining gig at Coachella in California.

01/11/2012

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Go Back In Time & Rediscover The Five Metal Albums That Defined A Generation.

[sponsored]Heavy Metal’s roots trace back to progressions of blues rock and psychedelic rock from as early as the late 1960’s with bands like [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Black Sabbath[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Deep Purple[/lastfm], & [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Led Zeppelin [/lastfm] stirring up […]

11/11/2011

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