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From the Vault: Metallica’s Kirk Hammett on Entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

We've started digging through the Noisecreep interview archives for our new feature called From the Vault. This series will transport you back in time, reflecting on some of the top names in rock and some of the interesting -- and in some cases prophetic -- things they had to say in years past that make for an interesting read.

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MCRut.com / Jeremiah Mayhew
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Middle Class Rut’s Zack Lopez Discusses ‘Pick Up Your Head’ Disc, Unique Instrumentation + Uproar Festival Trek

The day is finally here. Middle Class Rut's 'Pick Up Your Head' arrives in stores today (June 25) and the duo of Zack Lopez and Sean Stockham are looking forward to a summer on the road promoting the new disc. The album has already spawned the hit single 'Aunt Betty,' with plenty more expected to follow.

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CathedralCoven.com
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Cathedral’s Lee Dorrian on the Band Ending, How Their Former Label Tried to Make Them the Next Black Crowes

Cathedral is dead. Long live Cathedral.

What started 21 years ago when then-former Napalm Death vocalist Lee Dorrian plumbed the depths of the then unhip doom metal underground has finally come to its end. Cathedral's final eulogy will be spoken later this month with the release of their final album, 'The Last Spire.'

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Skillet Frontman Is ‘Sick’ of the ‘Negative’ Influence Hollywood Has on Children + More

Two-time Grammy nominated Skillet are set to release their new album, 'Rise,' on June 25. The lead single, "Sick of It," was released on iTunes and radio on April 9 and in the meantime, the band has released a short teaser video of the track.

Noisecreep spoke with Skillet frontman John Cooper about the anthemic new single and the rest of the album, too!

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Corey Taylor on His Love/Hate Relationship With Los Angeles, Why He Thinks the Grammys Are a Joke

"I think the Grammys have spent so much time ignoring heavy metal that we all said, 'screw it,' and started our own awards show," Corey Taylor tells Noisecreep.

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Young Guns: UK Rockers Love America, Foo Fighters (VIDEO INTERVIEW)

Young Guns are on fire.

The British band's "Bones" single went to number one at Active and Mainstream Rock radio, Kerrang! named it the number one song on their list of the 250 Best of 2012 and they are nominated for a Revolver Best New Talent Golden Gods award.

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Jordan Rudess on His Two New Projects, the Musicians He Wants to Perform for Him in His Living Room

Dream Theater keyboard wizard Jordan Rudess is pushing the boundaries once again. He has just teamed up with PledgeMusic to help launch a pair of new projects: an orchestral composition, "Explorations for Keyboard and Orchestra," as well as a solo piano album, 'Explores.'

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Charles Epting
Charles Epting
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Derek Riggs: the Artist Behind Iron Maiden’s Iconic ‘Eddie’ Character Creates New Work for a Great Cause (VIDEO EXCLUSIVE)

This coming Saturday, April 27, the annual Metal Jam benefit for the organization Autism Speaks will be taking place at the Gaslampin Long Beach, Calif.

Metal Jam is the passion project of Jeff Fahnestock, a SoCal-based musician whose autistic son reacts and positively responds to certain Black Sabbath songs. Hosted by KNAC's DJ Jordan West aka The Junkman, the benefit will feature local musicians performing a pre-selected list of heavy metal classics from the likes of Dio, Megadeth, Rush and many others.

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Paul Harries
Paul Harries
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HIM’s Ville Valo Looks at Life Through Dark Ray-Bans, Loves ’60s Girl Groups

HIM frontman Ville Valo of all people is complaining about the cold in his native Finland on the day in late March when we connect on the phone. The cold, dark, dreary, glass-half-full-and-laced-with-poison mentality is the goth rock band's stock in trade, so it was certainly humorous to hear Valo, a darkly handsome figure and figurehead for the disaffected and lovelorn who have prefer the romanticization of heartbreak to romance itself, bemoan the dank weather!

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Charles Epting
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Zakk Wylde Has Hamburger Named in His Honor (VIDEO EXCLUSIVE)

What do you get when you cross a legendary metal shredder with metal's hippest burger joint? The Berzerker Burger!

Last Saturday, April 20, Black Label Society leader Zakk Wylde was on hand at Grill 'Em All in Alhambra, Calif. to unveil the heart-stopping behemoth burger. A select few fans joined Wylde and got to meet the metal legend, take photos, hear a special acoustic set also featuring BLS guitarist Nick Catanese, and choke back a Berzerker.

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