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The 10 most-read stories on Metal Hammer last week

The biggest stories on Metal Hammer over the past seven days – from epic solos to children Slipknot fans

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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!

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