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Atreyu – Top 15 New Wave of American Heavy Metal Albums 

These are the albums that defined the aughts. The '00s were quite a fertile period for heavy music. So much so that the press and fans anointed the era "The New Wave of American Heavy Metal" or "The New Wave of American Metal." Same difference. MTV resurrected Headbanger's Ball, with Jamey Jasta of

Lamb of God — New Wave Of American Heavy Metal Albums 

These are the albums that defined the aughts. The '00s were quite a fertile period for heavy music. So much so that the press and fans anointed the era "The New Wave of American Heavy Metal" or "The New Wave of American Metal." Same difference. MTV resurrected Headbanger's Ball, with Jamey Jasta of

Spotlight On: Lena Fayre 

Los Angeles singer is readying new EP Is There Only One?, but you need to start paying attention to her ghost pop sound now! Lena Fayre conjures up a delightful hybrid of indie, alternative, and pop that we're going to very fondly dub "Ghost Pop." That's because it haunts in the most wonderful way.

Sexy Selfie: Perrie Edwards Gets Hand Tattoos Like Rihanna 

But it's henna so they are not permanent. Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards, who is engaged to former One Direction singer Zayn Malik, got hand tattoos like Rihanna. But Edwards opted for henna tattoos, which means they are temporary and not permanent. Rihanna's hand tattoos are real. Even though

Music Regram: Halsey & Steve Aoki Collide 

On a bus, that is... Halsey, who admits she writes songs about sex and being sad, and who is buzzing like crazy, shared a photo of herself and EDM icon Steve Aoki. Facing one another. On a tour bus. Between the bunks. While wearing some pretty rad sunglasses you know you want to own. Halsey and Aoki

First Reaction: Bob Thiele & The Forest Rangers 'LAND HO!' 

Sons of Anarchy composer churns out a roots-y, bluesy rock opus with a little help from some high-profile friends. If you followed Sons of Anarchy, then you're familiar with the music of Emmy Award-nominated songwriter and composer Bob Thiele Jr. He gave a musical identity to everybody's favorite
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