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Korn, Slayer, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch and More to Play 2014 Rock USA Festival

You'll want to start booking travel for Wisconsin this summer. That's because the lineup for this year's Rock USA festival has been unveiled and it definitely rocks. The event, which will be held July 16-19 at Ford Festival Park in Oshkosh, Wis., features such big name acts as Korn, Slayer, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch and more.

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Shinedown’s Smith & Myers Tackle Bon Jovi’s ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’ – Exclusive Video Premiere

Shinedown are catching a bit of a breather at the moment, but singer Brent Smith and guitarist Zach Myers of the always generous band are filling the time by giving fans not one but two collections of acoustic covers. Here, Loudwire is proud to exclusively bring you the video for their rendition of Bon Jovi's 'Wanted Dead or Alive' (watch above).

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GWAR’s Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus) Dies – Rockers React

Yesterday evening (March 23), GWAR frontman Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus) passed away at the age of 50. We've been mourning the loss of a true original, as have many of rock and metal's finest artists.

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Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott Labels Rock Hall Voters ‘Faceless Tuxedo-Wearing Morons’

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliot has no interest in being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Gwar Frontman Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus) Passes Away at Age 50

Gwar frontman Dave Brockie has died at the age of 50.

The metal star, known to fans by his stage name Oderus Urungus, was found dead at his home yesterday evening (March 23) by his roommate.

Lamb of God frontman Randall Blythe wrote on Instagram: "I got a very sad call tonight from my buddy Chris Bopst, who was one of the original members of GWAR- my friend Dave Brockie, AKA Oderus Urungus, the singer of GWAR, has left the building & taken off back to his home planet"

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Ted Nugent Paid $16,000 NOT to Perform in Longview

The Motor City Madman just made the easiest $16,000 in Rock & Roll, by being paid by the city of Longview, Texas to not play there. Wait, what?!?

Yep, the outspoken Ted Nugent was slated to appear at the city's annual Fourth of July Festival, but city officials decided the Nuge was "not the right feel for this kind of community event."

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Lars Ulrich: ‘Lords of Summer’ Is Representative of Metallica’s Current Creative Headspace

Last week in Bogota, Colombia, Metallica debuted 'The Lords of Summer,' a new song from the thrash legends. Now that we've heard the song, fans are beginning to ponder how 'The Lords of Summer' will fit into Metallica's next album. Now, drummer Lars Ulrich explains how the new song represents Metallica's current creative mindset.

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35 Years Ago: Van Halen Release ‘Van Halen II’

Van Halen broke the dreaded sophomore jinx on March 23, 1979.

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In This Moment’s Chris Howorth Talks Evolution of the Band, Memorable Fan Moments + More

In This Moment are no strangers to ShipRocked, and this year they performed two stellar sets on the Deck Stage and the Stardust Theater. We had the chance to sit down with guitarist Chris Howorth on the Norwegian Pearl as we made our way back to Florida during a full day at sea.

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Avatar, ‘Hail the Apocalypse’ – Exclusive Video Premiere

Avatar are set to unleash the new album 'Hail the Apocalypse' this spring and they've got a great new video for the title track that we're exclusively premiering for you right here at Loudwire (watch above).

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Living Colour Discuss ‘Vivid’ Songs, Brooklyn Parties, New Album + More

In Part 1 of our interview with Living Colour, the band spoke all about their experience on ShipRocked 2014 as well as the making of their classic album ‘Vivid,’ which recently celebrated it’s 25th Anniversary. They also talked about their musical roots in New York City and much more. In Part 2 (which you can watch above), the members discuss specific tracks on ‘Vivid’ at length and explain that each of the songs have a different story and personal meaning behind them.

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In This Moment Guitarist Chris Howorth Discusses Upcoming Album + More

It’s no secret that In This Moment’s latest album, ‘Blood,’ has had massive success, and the reception to both the album and the live performances have made the band one of the most unique and interesting rock acts today. The music and production definitely won over ShipRockers as the band performed on the Norwegian Pearl for ShipRocked 2014 earlier this year. While on the cruise we spoke to guitarist Chris Howorth and in Part 1 of our interview he talked about memorable fan moments, the growth of the band and much more.

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