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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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Ozzy Osbourne’s Baby Granddaughter Pearl Dresses as ‘Princess of Darkness’

Ozzy Osbourne is known for his trademark glasses and long black hair. They have been part of his look for decades (save for that blond period in the '80s). Now, his baby granddaughter Pearl is following in his footsteps, as you can see from the photo below posted by Ozzy's son Jack on Twitter.

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Lamb of God to Unleash 10th Anniversary Edition of ‘As the Palaces Burn’

Back in 2003, Lamb of God were an up-and-coming band who had just released their second album 'As the Palaces Burn.' A decade later, they are one of the biggest bands in metal, and will issue a 10th anniversary edition of the landmark album on Nov. 11. A remixed and remastered version of the song 'Purified' from the album is now available via Revolver (listen above).

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3 Doors Down Reveal Details of 10th Annual Better Life Foundation Concert

In 2003, rockers 3 Doors Down started The Better Life Foundation, whose mission is to make a positive change in the lives of children in need of food, shelter, and medical assistance, and to enhance the lives of children and young adults with special needs. Each year, the band holds a benefit concert for the foundation, and the 2013 event takes place Nov. 16 at the Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, Miss.

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Dream Theater + Metallica Albums Debut in Top 10 of Billboard 200 Chart

It was another good week for heavy music, with pioneers of two different metal genres landing in the top 10 of the Billboard 200. Dream Theater's self-titled album cracks the chart at No. 7, while Metallica's 'Through the Never' soundtrack debuts at No. 9. Additionally, 'Dream Theater' grabbed the No. 1 spot on the Hard Rock Albums chart.

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Slash on Pop Star Fergie Naming Her Baby Boy Axl: ‘I Think It’s Really Cool’

Last month, Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie and her actor husband Josh Duhamel announced that they had named their son Axl. It's not a very common name, and Fergie has said she's a big Guns N’ Roses fan, meaning the kid was likely named after Axl Rose. This week, TMZ caught up with Slash and asked him his thoughts on the name (watch video above).

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Rage Against the Machine’s L.A. Rising Festival Returning in 2014

Not too long ago ago, Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello said he wasn't sure if the band would ever perform again. And although a lot can happen between now and then, the L.A. Rising concert that they organized and performed at in 2012 will return next year.

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Alter Bridge Unleash Single ‘Addicted to Pain’ From Upcoming Album ‘Fortress’

After recently revealing the cover art and track listing for their latest album, 'Fortress,' Alter Bridge have now released the disc's first single, 'Addicted to Pain.' Fans can now get a taste of the material from their fourth album, which set to be released Oct. 8.

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