- In what should be one heavy pairing, the Black Dahlia Murder and Skeletonwitch will unite for a fall 2013 trek. [Loudwire]

- The Doors' John Densmore and Robby Krieger may put aside their differences for a Ray Manzarek tribute concert. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- A Metallica soundtrack, a Sammy Hagar collaborations album and a Kiss book highlight September's new releases. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Break out the flannel and check out an excerpt from the unpublished grunge chapter of the 'Louder Than Hell' book. [Loudwire]

- Speaking of grunge, Diffuser.fm takes a look at the varied influences of Mudhoney in their "points of departure" piece. [Diffuser.fm]

- Shinedown, Sevendust, Skillet + more kicked off the 2013 Carnival of Madness tour. Read the review and see a photo gallery here: [Loudwire]

- Ultimate Classic Rock's countdown of the Top 50 Led Zeppelin Songs continues with a nocturnal choice for No. 48. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

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