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The competitors of the first Heavy Metal Knitting world championship react on stage, Thursday, July 11, 2019 in Joensuu, Finland. With stage names such as 'Woolfumes,' 'Bunny Bandit' and '9" Needles,' the goal was quite simple: to showcase their knitting skills whilst dancing to heavy metal music in the most outlandish way possible. (AP Photo/David Keyton)
July 12, 2019 - 8:10 am
JOENSUU, Finland (AP) — Armed with needles and a yarn of wool, teams of avid knitters danced Thursday to the deafening sounds of drums beating and guitars slashing at the first-ever Heavy Metal Knitting World Championship in eastern Finland. With stage names such as Woolfumes, Bunny Bandit and 9"...
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June 11, 2019 - 8:15 am
ROCKPORT, Ind. (AP) — The former drummer of the heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch has a new gig, as a southern Indiana police officer. Jeremy Spencer was sworn in Sunday with the Rockport Police Department. He grew up near that Ohio River community in the city the Boonville, which he left at...
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This May 23, 2019 photo released by Niji Entertainment shows, from left, singer Tim Owens, bassist Bjorn Englen, keyboardist Scott Warren, Wendy Dio, widow of Ronnie James Dio, Eyellusion CEO Jeff Pezzutti, guitarist Craig Goldy, drummer Simon Wright, singer Oni Logan posing to promote the Dio Returns tour. A hologram of Ronnie James Dio, who died nine years ago, will appear with a live band for the tour, which starts Friday in Ft. Myers, Fla. (Stephanie Cabral/Niji Entertainment via AP)
May 30, 2019 - 4:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Images of explosions, fire and dragons stream across a massive digital screen set behind a band playing the opening chords of Dio's "King of Rock and Roll." The screen switches to an apocalyptic scene of nuclear power plant smokestacks spewing against a molten-colored sky. The...
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This May 23, 2019 photo released by Niji Entertainment shows, from left, singer Tim Owens, bassist Bjorn Englen, keyboardist Scott Warren, Wendy Dio, widow of Ronnie James Dio, Eyellusion CEO Jeff Pezzutti, guitarist Craig Goldy, drummer Simon Wright, singer Oni Logan posing to promote the Dio Returns tour. A hologram of Ronnie James Dio, who died nine years ago, will appear with a live band for the tour, which starts Friday in Ft. Myers, Fla. (Stephanie Cabral/Niji Entertainment via AP)
May 30, 2019 - 4:25 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ronnie James Dio is returning to the stage in hologram form. A hologram of the heavy metal singer will take center stage in the "Dio Returns" tour that kicks off Friday in Fr. Myers, Florida. The hologram will be joined onstage by Dio's former band members and a pair of guest...
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CORRECTS ARREST DATE TO WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 - This booking image released by the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal shows Holden Matthews, 21, who was arrested Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in connection with suspicious fires at three historic black churches in southern Louisiana. Matthews faces three counts of simple arson of a religious building on the state charges. Federal investigators also were looking into whether hate motivated the fires. (Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal via AP)
April 12, 2019 - 5:27 pm
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — Authorities said he had no known criminal record. A friend described him as an introverted animal lover who showed no animosity toward any race, and a talented, if frustrated heavy metal guitar player and singer. A fellow musician called him "a really sweet guy." But Holden...
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April 12, 2019 - 1:11 am
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — Authorities said he had no known criminal record. A friend described him as an introverted animal lover who showed no animosity toward any race, and a talented, if frustrated heavy metal guitar player and singer. A fellow musician called him "a really sweet guy." But Holden...
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CORRECTS ARREST DATE TO WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 - This booking image released by the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal shows Holden Matthews, 21, who was arrested Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in connection with suspicious fires at three historic black churches in southern Louisiana. Matthews faces three counts of simple arson of a religious building on the state charges. Federal investigators also were looking into whether hate motivated the fires. (Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal via AP)
April 11, 2019 - 2:31 pm
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — The suspect in a string of fires that destroyed three black churches in rural Louisiana is the white son of a sheriff's deputy whose father helped arrange for his son's arrest, authorities said Thursday. Holden Matthews, 21, faces arson charges in the connection with the...
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Bruce Dickinson poses for cameras with his honorary citizen certificate at the city hall in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Saturday, April 6, 2019. Bosnia's capital Sarajevo has declared Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson an honorary citizen in gratitude for the concert the heavy metal band held while the city was under siege during 1992-95 war. (AP Photo/Eldar Emric)
April 06, 2019 - 8:11 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's capital has declared Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson an honorary citizen for the concert the heavy metal band performed while the city was under siege during the 1992-95 war. Sarajevo Mayor Abdulah Skaka on Saturday presented the award at city...
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August 27, 2018 - 6:27 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Medical examiners found that Vinnie Paul, the 54-year-old co-founder and drummer of the metal band Pantera, died of natural causes including heart disease. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg announced Monday that Paul, whose full name was Vincent Paul Abbott, died June 22 at home...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2016 file photo, Jill Janus of Huntress performs at Ozzfest 2016 at San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, Calif. Janus, lead singer of the heavy metal band Huntress, has died at age 43. A statement from Janus' bandmates and family released Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, through publicist Alexandra Greenberg said Janus had long struggled with mental illness, and killed herself outside Portland, Ore., on Tuesday, Aug. 14. (Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
August 16, 2018 - 7:56 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jill Janus, lead singer of the heavy metal band Huntress, has died at age 43, her family and band said Thursday. Janus had long struggled with mental Illness, and killed herself outside Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday, her relatives and bandmates said in a statement released...
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