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The 10 most-read stories on Metal Hammer last week

Phil Anselmo dominated the news again last week, this time sending the future of Down into jeopardy after telling his band mates to move on. But it wasn’t all doom and gloom as we celebrated some of metal’s finest moments and watched some young Slipknot fans tear a house to pieces.

The excellent kids from the O’Keefe Music Foundation have recreated Slipknot’s Duality along with the iconic video.

Watch a bunch of children recreate the Slipknot Duality video

The future of Down is in doubt after under-fire singer Phil Anselmo suggested the band “move on” without him.

Anselmo tells bandmates to 'move on' without him

If you strip away the history and controversy surrounding these albums, you may be pleasantly surprised when you give them a second chance.

10 albums that deserve a second chance

Megadeth’s new guitarist chooses his favourite five solos in rock and metal history.

Kiko Loureiro's favourite guitar solos of all time

Metallica’s pre-Super Bowl show in San Francisco this weekend will be broadcast free online.

Metallica Super Bowl show to air free online

Disturbed frontman David Draiman has vowed to give fans a memorable experience on their upcoming tour.

Disturbed promise 'never seen before' stage spectacle

The first part of our epic guide to the best music from the worlds of rock and metal.

300 Albums you must hear before you die! - Part One

Organisers of Dutch festival FortaRock have pulled Phil Anselmo’s Down from this year’s bill.

Down pulled from Dutch festival bill

Ten albums made 1980 the best year in heavy metal history.

Why 1980 was the greatest year for heavy metal

Nobody sounds like Motörhead but over the years we’ve seen countless bands add a cover version or two to their set. Here are ten of the best!

The 10 best Motorhead cover versions of all time

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