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Graham "Gruhamed" Hartmann is a 26 year-old music addict with a taste for punk, metal and the touch of a keyboard. He is the current Senior Writer for Loudwire. Graham has been active in the music and entertainment industries since college, having worked for Metal Injection, Earache Records, The End Records, The Opie and Anthony Show and the Le Scandal Burlesque Show as a musician and stage manager. Favorite bands: The Ramones, Iron Maiden, Strike Anywhere, Poison the Well, Tool, Puscifer, Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Bad Religion, Rufio, Salome, Shining, Descendents, Gwar, System of a Down, The Beatles, Suffocation, Bloodbath, Polaris, Mark Mulcahy, Nirvana, Dead Kennedys ---> www.facebook.com/gruhamed
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The Pretty Reckless Announces U.S. Tour Dates

The Pretty Reckless have just announced a new batch of U.S. tour dates.

The band will hit the road for a month and a half, going all across the U.S. before heading overseas this summer. There are no Michigan dates, but the band is at Rock on the Range in Columbus, Ohio, on May 17.

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Brian ‘Head’ Welch to Pen New Memoir About Time Away From Korn

Korn guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch is getting ready to pen his latest book. The memoir, which will be the fourth book of Welch's personal bibliography, will focus on the eight years he was away from Korn -- a period of time Welch calls his "wilderness years."

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Exodus Enters Studio to Record 11th Studio Album

San Francisco thrash legends Exodus are back in the studio to record their 11th album! The album will act as the follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2010 recording 'Exhibit B: The Human Condition,' although it has not been said if Exodus' next album will become 'Exhibit C' in the band's chronology.

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‘The Daily Show’ Pays Tribute to Late GWAR Frontman Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus)

It's always amazing when metal gets its due respect from mainstream media. It's even greater when a television legend like Jon Stewart takes a moment to memorialize a late metal icon like GWAR frontman Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus), which is exactly what happened last night (March 25) on 'The Daily Show.'

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Police: GWAR Singer Dave Brockie’s Death Investigated as Drug-Related

Breaking news on the death of GWAR frontman Dave Brockie (a.k.a. Oderus Urungus).

According to a Richmond, Va., news outlet WTVR, law enforcement is investigating Brockie’s death as drug-related based on evidence gathered at the scene of the singer’s death.

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KISS Bassist Gene Simmons: Ace Frehley and Peter Criss ‘No Longer Deserve to Wear the Paint’

How much uglier could it get between current and former members of KISS? The iconic act will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, choosing not to perform at the ceremony after various conflicts. However, Gene Simmons just launched perhaps the most insulting comment to date in the direction of classic members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss.

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Metallica Unleash Epic Ronnie James Dio Medley ‘Ronnie Rising’

Metallica have their share of naysayers, but after hearing the band's new Ronnie James Dio tribute medley, 'Ronnie Rising,' we have a feeling the lips of those naysayers will be sewn shut. The nine-minute song is masterfully put together, combining the iconic tracks 'A Light in the Black,' 'Tarot Woman,' 'Stargazer' and 'Kill the King.'

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Evanescence’s Amy Lee: ‘For the First Time in 13 Years, I Am a Free and Independent Artist’

In the very beginning of 2014, news broke that Evanescence singer Amy Lee was suing Wind-up Records for $1.5 million in unpaid royalties, along with other allegations. However, it seems like part of Lee's struggle with Wind-up has come to an end, as the rock vixen just announced that she is finally a "free and independent artist."

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