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Chad Bowar

Chad has been writing about music since the mid '90s in genres ranging from mainstream pop to extreme metal. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and websites across the globe. He's currently the heavy metal editor for About.com and contributes to many other publications. Chad has worked in radio for more than a quarter century and resides in Charlotte.
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Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell ‘Surprised’ Nirvana Were Inducted Into Rock Hall Before Pearl Jam

Earlier this year, Nirvana entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making them the first "grunge band" from the Seattle scene to be inducted. As Alice in Chains prepare to play a show in Cleveland next week, where the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is located, guitarist Jerry Cantrell spoke with Cleveland.com about Nirvana's induction and more.

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Is Stevie Young Playing on New AC/DC Album?

With Malcolm Young taking leave from the band due to illness, it looks like AC/DC didn't have to look far for a replacement guitarist to work on their new album. Back in 1988, Stevie Young filled in on guitar for his uncle Malcolm during 's 'Blow Up Your Video' tour. Now, 25 plus years later, there is a report that he's filling in for his uncle again.

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Duff McKagan To Join Guns N’ Roses at Revolver Golden Gods, Suicide Silence Added to Bill

After playing with Guns N' Roses in South America, it has just been announced that bassist Duff McKagan will also be on stage with the band at this week's Revolver Golden Gods Awards taking place Wednesday, April 23, in Los Angeles. McKagan has been filling in with his former band while Tommy Stinson tours with The Replacements. Stinson is set to return to GN'R on May 13.

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Metallica Join MusiCares MAP Fund Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne

Metallica already have a lot on their plate, but they aren't too busy to help out a worthy cause. They will be performing at the 10th annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert on May 12 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles where their pal Ozzy Osbourne is being saluted.

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett: ‘We Have To Start Working on the Album’

Even though Metallica haven't released a new studio album since 2008's 'Death Magnetic,' they've kept plenty busy. Between global touring (they played all 7 continents including Antarctica in 2013) and making the 3D movie 'Through the Never,' they have remained in the spotlight. The question on everybody's mind is when that elusive next album will be recorded.

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