Here are the 13 biggest news stories of the week

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Slipknot finally unveil their new masks
After teasing fans with video snippets throughout the week, Slipknot finally unveiled their new masks in the video for Unsainted – and revealed details about their new album.

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Black Sabbath reunite with Bill Ward at Grammy event
Bill Ward hooked up with Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler in Los Angeles, as Black Sabbath received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy.

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Duff McKagan: We wanted Izzy to be part of Guns N’ Roses reunion
Duff McKagan said Guns N' Roses had amps set up for Izzy Stradlin to rehearse with the band ahead of their Not In This Lifetime tour.. but it was to no avail.

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The Who’s Roger Daltrey calls out pot-smoking fans at New York show
Roger Daltrey wasn’t happy with some fans at The Who’s show in New York last Monday evening for smoking weed: “You f***** my night” he said.

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Jered Threatin’s former bandmates win legal case
Guitarist Joe Prunera and drummer Dane Davis win lawsuit against the musician after his notorious 2018 European tour ended in chaos.

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Tom Morello and Scott Ian slay the Game Of Thrones theme on Game Of Thrones guitars
Tom Morello, Scott Ian, Nuno Bettencourt and more performed the famous theme on Fender's Game Of Thrones-inspired guitars… and the results were amazing!

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Rick Wakeman announces the Grumpy Old Rock Star Tour
Rick Wakeman announced he would head out on the road across North America later this year for evenings of music and chat.

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Motley Crue now the fans' choice for Rock Hall induction
Motley Crue have swiped the top spot from Blink-182 in the Voice Your Choice fan vote at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland after The Dirt’s success.

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Disturbed’s David Draiman meets his match in Manchester
During their show in Manchester this week, the crowd thought they were seeing double when frontman David Draiman invited his lookalike on to the stage.

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Hellyeah drop video for Welcome Home
Hellyeah shared their video for Welcome Home – the title track from their upcoming album, which features the final recordings on late drummer Vinnie Paul.

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Marilyn Manson and Steven Tyler join Hollywood Vampires onstage in LA
Marilyn Manson and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler surprised everyone when they turned up at the Hollywood Vampires show in Los Angeles for a couple of live tracks.

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Kiss team up with Crocs for new range of footwear
They might have their name on pinball tables, coffins, Funko figures, bottle openers, mugs and more… but Kiss’ latest collaboration walks over all the rest!

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Brian May says Queen haven’t earned a penny from Bohemian Rhapsody
Despite Bohemian Rhapsody being a smash hit at the box office all over the world, the Queen guitarist says he’s still waiting for money from the movie to come in.

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Tool finally reveal the release date for their new album
After playing two new tracks last weekend at their set at Welcome To Rockville, Tool took everyone by surprise by announcing the release date for their first album since 2006.

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Ghost’s next album will be darker and heavier than Prequelle
Ghost leader Tobias Forge revealed his plans for the band’s next album – and said he thought 2018’s Prequelle was “a little ballad heavy.”

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Metallica's Kirk Hammett falls on stage in Milan… but he keeps on playing
Kirk Hammett slipped on his wah wah pedal during Metallica's show in Milan on Wednesday night... but he didn't let that stop him playing.

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Babymetal return with new single Elevator Girl
They’ve played the song live before, but this week saw Babymetal release the studio version of Elevator Girl, which is expected to feature on their new album.

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Nick Mason presents new BBC series on music and technology
The former Pink Floyd drummer is to present a new series on the BBC World Service charting the history of music and technology.

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Bruce Springsteen has written a bunch of tracks for The E Street Band
After recently revealing news about his new album Western Stars, Bruce Springsteen checked in this week to report that he has almost an album’s worth of new E Street Band material.

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Hellyeah tap Stone Sour’s Roy Mayorga for Vinnie Paul tribute show
As Hellyeah prepare to honour the late Vinnie Paul in Las Vegas, they revealed that their “dear friend and brother” Roy Mayorga would join them this weekend.

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Dave Grohl covers Motorhead and Thin Lizzy classics at Dio event
No one expected the Foo Fighters leader to attend the annual Ride For Ronnie event – but he did, and proceeded to wow the crowd with his drum skills.

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Are we about to see Slipknot’s new masks?
Well, it appears we are! Slipknot are due to play on Jimmy Kimmel Live! – and the chances are we’ll see their new alter egos for the very first time. Excited? We are!

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Not enough evidence to suggest Keith Flint’s death was suicide
An inquest into The Prodigy frontman’s death recorded an open conclusion – with the coroner stating there wasn’t enough evidence to suggest Flint intended to take his own life.

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There’s a Led Zeppelin documentary in the works
Led Zeppelin’s 50th anniversary celebrations continue with the news that an official film about the band has entered post-production.

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Five Finger Death Punch are back in the studio
Five Finger Death Punch confirmed their return to the studio with a short video this week. The new album will be the follow-up to 2018’s And Justice For None.

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Molly Hatchet singer Phil McCormack dies aged 58
Phil McCormack, singer with Southern rockers Molly Hatchet for over two decades, passed away last weekend: “He will be missed but never forgotten,” say his bandmates.

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Duff McKagan says Axl Rose has become a vocal master
Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan revealed this week that he’s been blown away by Axl Rose’s work ethic since they reunited back in 2016.

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Slipknot tease album no.6 in new video
Slipknot shared a video featuring a snippet of new music from their highly anticipated sixth studio album, which will arrive on August 9… and we can’t wait!

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Ozzy announces rescheduled UK and European tour dates
After the Prince Of Darkness was forced to pull the plug on all his live 2019 shows, this week he revealed he’d return to the UK and Europe with Judas Priest in early 2020.

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New York Dolls’ Sylvain Sylvain reveals cancer battle
A crowdfunding campaign is set up for former New York Dolls guitarist Sylvain Sylvain after he revealed he's been battling cancer for the last year.

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Uncertainty surrounds Woodstock 50
First the festival was called off after the financial backers pulled out, only for organisers to insist that Woodstock 50 would go ahead as planned.

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Sepultura were banned from performing in Lebanon
Sepultura expressed their “deep dissatisfaction” after their show in Beruit was cancelled after they were denied entry into Lebanon.

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UFO will continue to tour despite the death of Paul Raymond
UFO bring back former member Neil Carter in order to complete their Last Orders tour after the death of Paul Raymond earlier this month.

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Watch trailer clips from The Queen & Adam Lambert Story 
The Show Must Go On: The Queen & Adam Lambert Story was broadcast on US network ABC this week - but those unable to access the channel had the chance to see three new clips – along with an interview with Roger Taylor.

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Bruce Springsteen-inspired film Blinded By The Light gets its first trailer
The comedy/drama is based on the true story of Sarfraz Manzoor and the impact Springsteen’s lyrics had on him while growing up in England… and the trailer is fantastic!

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Corey Taylor covers Poison… and Bret Michaels thought it was "awesome”
The Poison frontman said he was honoured that Corey Taylor covered Nothin' But A Good Time at recent solo show in Iowa as he shared footage of the performance.

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Heavy metal was the fastest-growing genre in 2018
New figures from independent digital music distributor TuneCore showed what we’ve all known for years… heavy metal isn’t dying, it’s thriving!

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Rush’s Geddy Lee announces book tour
The Rush vocalist and bassist will head out across Canada for his Big Beautiful Book Of Bass Tour over the coming weeks - as bass exhibition details are revealed.

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Taron Egerton performs Elton John classic Rocket Man
Actor’s version of Elton John’s 1972 single will feature on the Rocketman soundtrack - which will be released later this month.

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Deep Purple accountant jailed for stealing £2.4 million
Dipak Rao was jailed for 6 years and 4 months after being found guilty of diverting cash from Deep Purple’s royalty accounts into his own.

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