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Disturbed set to release Evolution

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Bay of Plenty Base Jumper goes Viral!

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Killswitch Engage's Jesse Leach Speaks up about mental illness

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Prince's "The Black Album" Vinyl Sells For a Record Breaking $27,500!

A vinyl copy of Prince's "The Black Album" from 1987 has sold for $27,500 on the online music store Discog, making it the most expensive record ever sold online! Originally the LP was with held from being released and in 1991 Prince told Rolling Stone that he had a moment where he realized that people can "suddenly die at any stage and we are judged by what we leave behind, I didn't want that angry bitter thing being the last thing" It was for this reason that the album has become so valuable. The copy that was sold for $27,500 on Discog's was one of the 500,000 retail versions that Prince had recalled to be destroyed. The previous owner of the record chose to stay anonymous as he was a prev

Metallica "One" played on one guitar string

Daaaamn.... this is some serious talent.. So there never seems to be a lack of Metallica covers floating around the internet but this has to be one of the more impressive efforts. Youtuber Pete Cotrill covers Metallica One using a one string guitar and he does a bloody good job of it too. Check out the video below Source"Loudwire

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