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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
John Dolmayan
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System of a Down’s John Dolmayan: ‘We Are Going to Make a New Album at a Certain Point’

It's been a long, long time since System of a Down have released an album … about seven-and-a-half years to be exact. Now that the band has been playing live shows again over the past couple of years, fans have been drooling for some new material, and according to drummer John Dolmayan, System of a Down "are going to make a new album at a certain point."

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Dave Mustaine
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Megadeth Frontman Dave Mustaine To Appear as Featured Soloist With San Diego Symphony

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has been named as a featured soloist for California's San Diego Symphony. The thrash shredder will participate in an April 2014 program, which will feature music from Richard Wagner, Antonio Vivaldi and Antonin Dvorak.

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30 Seconds to Mars
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30 Seconds to Mars Announce New Album Title, Unleash New Single ‘Up in the Air’

30 Seconds to Mars have just released the track 'Up in the Air,' the band's first single from their upcoming fourth studio album, 'Love Lust Faith + Dreams.' The song made its outer space premiere at the International Space Station today, and now you can hear 'Up in the Air' right here on Earth.

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Black Sabbath
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Black Sabbath: First North American Tour Date of 2013 Confirmed

Black Sabbath have confirmed their first North American tour date of 2013. The band is expected to tour stateside from July through September, with an Aug. 14 show in Toronto being the first confirmation that Black Sabbath will indeed grace North American soil once again.

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Rob Zombie, Rick James and Ozzy Osbourne
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Rob Zombie Reminisces About Smoking Crack With Ozzy Osbourne and Rick James

Rob Zombie is set to have a monster year in 2013. The multi-talented artist will be releasing his latest film, 'The Lords of Salem,' on April 19, with the soundtrack for the movie dropping on April 16. Additionally, Zombie's fifth solo album, 'Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor,' will become available on April 23, and amidst all the excitement, Zombie recently decided to tell a fascinating story about smoking crack with heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne and late R&B star Rick James. 

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Duff McKagan
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Duff McKagan Kicked Out of Guns N’ Roses Bootleg Shop in Japan

Duff McKagan isn't just a famed bassist for bands such as Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver and Loaded, he's a hell of a storyteller as well. In McKagan's Seattle Weeky column, he tells a tale of being thrown out of a store in Japan for eating a lovely peanut-and-rice cracker mix, but here's the kicker … the shop McKagan was removed from specializes in selling bootlegged Guns N' Roses merchandise.

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2013 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards
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Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2013 Nominees Unveiled

The nominees and official show date for the 2013 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards have been revealed. Not to be confused with the Revolver Golden Gods Awards, the Metal Hammer event will be held on June 17 at England's esteemed Indigo2 venue, with the legendary Motorhead set to headline the gig.

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Dizzy Reed
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Guns N’ Roses Keyboardist Dizzy Reed: ‘Axl’s Work Ethic Has Really Rubbed Off on Me’

While Axl Rose may have a reputation for arriving late to shows or spending more than a decade recording an album, Guns N' Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed says the singer's work ethic in the studio is unmatched.

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Marilyn Manson and Alice Cooper Apparently Teaming Up for 2013 Tour

Shock rock icons Marilyn Manson and Alice Cooper are apparently heading out on tour together sometime in 2013. In a possible premature move by someone at Alice Cooper's camp, a poster of a 'Masters of Madness: Shock Therapy Tour' baring the faces of the two rock stars has been unveiled within Cooper's official website.

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Lemmy Kilmister / John 5 / Glenn Hughes
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Members of Motorhead, Rob Zombie’s Band, Deep Purple + More to Play 2013 Rock Against MS Concert

An all-star lineup has been constructed for the 2013 Rock Against MS charity concert. Slated for March 27 at Hollywood's Whisky A Go-Go, the benefit will feature past and present members of Guns N' Roses, Motorhead, Megadeth, Ramones, Rob Zombie and many more.

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Lemmy Kilmister
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Motorhead in the Studio Working on New Album

If you're not pumped for Motorhead's new album, we suggest you check your pulse. Just in case you need an extra jolt to keep you on the edge of your seat, a photo has surfaced of frontman Lemmy Kilmister laying down some bass tracks in the studio for Motorhead's follow-up album to 2010's 'The Wörld Is Yours.'

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30 Seconds to Mars
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30 Seconds to Mars to Launch ‘Up in the Air’ Single Into Outer Space

It may not quite reach the red planet, but 30 Seconds to Mars are about to make their debut in the realm of outer space. The band's new single 'Up in the Air' will actually be launched into orbit on Friday (March 1) to eventually reach its destination of the International Space Station.

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