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“That’s the actual Ride The Lightning backdrop – the real one,” Hammett says. “I love looking at it because it brings me back to those times of 1984/85.

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Ariana Grande marked the one-year anniversary of the Manchester Arena bombing with a short, poignant message on Twitter.

"Thinking

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The producer Steve Aoki has fond memories of hisfirst meeting with the seven-man K-pop ensemble BTS. "We got a big oldBluetooth boombox, huddled around it and just jammed," Aoki recalls."The last time I saw them in L.A., I gave [the rapper] RM my hoodie; hegave me his jacket. We were doing the Aoki jump together. Right off the bat, wewere in sync – the language barrier didn't stop us

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Rob Sheffield's book Dreaming the Beatles: The Love Story of One Band and the Whole World is a celebration of the band, from the longtime Rolling Stone columnist. It tells the weird saga of how four lads from Liverpool became the world's biggest pop group, then broke up – yet somehow just kept getting bigger.

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Headlines haven’t been kind to electric guitars. Slipping sales year over year made for a bleak portrait, and by last September, even Eric Clapton wondered if the instrument was on its way out. “Maybe the guitar is over,” he mused, responding to reports that electric guitar sales had

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Black Sabbath may have created metal, but that sound all came from somewhere. See which 10 albums made the biggest impact on Birmingham’s pioneers.

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The LGBT community has made rock and metal more colorful for over 50 years; here are ten examples.

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‘Even to this day, for all the money that metal moves, it’s amazing how disrespected it is,’ says Corgan.

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Björk returned to television for the first time in eight years, performing two tracks, "Courtship" and "The Anchor Song," on Later… With Jools Holland Tuesday.

For her performance of "Courtship," which appears on 2017's

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