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MetallicaX-070916.jpg Metallica rocker James Hetfield recently lent his voice to a documentary opposing the porn industry. The film, titled Addicted To Porn: Chasing The Cardboard Butterfly, was narrated by Hetfield and directed by Justin Hunt. The pair also connected on Hunt's previous documentary titled Absent, which centers on absentee dads.

kissband-061416.jpg Gene Simmons has reportedly signed on to give five solo performances at upcoming Comic Con events across the country. The events are slated to take place in Cleveland (March 18-19), St. Louis (April 8-9), Philadelphia (June 2-3), Chicago (August 26-27) and Austin (November 17-18).

liamgallagher-061616.jpg Liam Gallagher has been confirmed as one of the headliners for the 2017 Exit Festival. The event is set to take place between 6-9 July at the Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad, Serbia. According to the event's promo materials it has been scheduled to coincide with the anniversary of the historic "Summer of Love" in 1967.

steven-tyler-060916.jpg Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler reportedly performed at the post-wedding party of NASCAR star driver Kurt Busch and his new bride, model Ashley Van Metre.

thekillers-072516.jpg The Killers have opened up about progress on their forthcoming new release and say that the songs on this record will be "heavier" than their previous work. Speaking with Q Magazine, front man Brandon Flowers notes that the new songs also benefit from the experience the band has accrued over the years.

amylee2-090916.jpg Evanescence has announced their first U.K. date in nearly five years. The band will play London's Eventim Apollo on June 14. Evanescence last played live in the U.K. in 2012 when they embarked on a four-date arena tour. The band took a break following their 2012 tour before regrouping in 2015 for a series of live shows in the U.S.

chriscornell-070116.jpg Soundgarden has officially announced the release of a remixed deluxe edition of their debut LP, 1988's Ultramega OK. The album will be released via Sub Pop Records.

iron-maiden-070619.jpg Iron Maiden have announced a new 25-date North American leg of their 'Book Of Souls Tour.' The band also announced that they will be supported at the new shows by Ghost. The new trek kicks off June 3 in Bristow, Virginia and is currently scheduled to wrap up with the band's first-ever show in Brooklyn, New York on July 21 at the Barclays Center.

3Doors-10122009.jpg 3 Doors Down have offered an explanation for performing at Donald Trump's presidential inauguration ceremony. "Once you get to the point that you've been in rock for 16 years and a whole bunch of people get p*ssed off with you on Twitter, it's like: that's good for us," the band's manager Angus Vail tells Vice.

red-hot-chili-peppers-070916.jpg Red Hot Chili Peppers have signed on for a headlining performance at this year's Lollapalooza Paris. The event is scheduled to take place this year at the Hippodrome de Longchamp between July 22 and 23. This year marks the first edition of the Paris event. In addition to the long running Chicago location, Lolla organizers have also expanded into festivals in Chile, Brazil, and Argentina.

liamgallagher-061616.jpg Liam Gallagher has revealed that he is set to perform with Richard Ashcroft. News of the upcoming show came from the former Verve front man, who also performed alongside Liam last year. Ashcroft broke the news during a recent interview with NME.

AudioSlave-011817.jpg Audioslave have revealed that they will reunite for a performance at the upcoming Anti-Inaugural Ball event. The event has been planned in protest of President Elect Donald Trump's Inauguration and will take place on January 20 at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles. Jackson Browne has also signed on to appear.

korn-061416.jpg Korn has signed on as one of the headliners of this year's Open Air Festival in Chicago. The event is set to take place on Friday, July 14, Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois.

kissband-061416.jpg KISS has signed on as one of the headliners of this year's Open Air Festival in Chicago. The event is set to take place on Friday, July 14, Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois.

MetallicaX-070916.jpg Metallica is set to perform at this year's Grammy Awards ceremony. This will mark the band's fourth appearance as a live act at the awards program. While making the announcement, Metallica promised something "very special and unique." At their last appearance on the show they performed their hit song, "One" with classical pianist Lang Lang.

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