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Graham "Gruhamed" Hartmann is a 27 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
Bad Seed Rising
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Bad Seed Rising, ‘Hey Kid’ – Exclusive Lyric Video Premiere

Bad Seed Rising are an up-and-coming rock band hailing from Baltimore. Having already signed with Roadrunner Records, the band has just released its debut EP, 'Charm City.' To further introduce you to Bad Seed Rising, we're giving you the exclusive premiere of the new track 'Hey Kid.'

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Krist Novoselic
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Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic Reflects on Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

At the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, the surviving members of Nirvana put on a performance for the ages. Drummer Dave Grohl, bassist Krist Novoselic and guitarist Pat Smear pounded out a four-song set of Nirvana tunes with a rotation of female vocalists taking on each song. Joan Jett, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon, St. Vincent and pop superstar Lorde all took part, and in a new blog post by Novoselic, the musician reminisces about the hallmark night.

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Wovenwar
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As I Lay Dying Members Announce New Project Wovenwar, Plot First Single + Debut Album

As I Lay Dying members Jordan Mancino, Nick Hipa, Phil Sgrosso and Josh Gilbert have been teasing new music for some time now. Since vocalist Tim Lambesis pleaded guilty to murder-for-hire charges, the future of As I Lay Dying and its instrumental section was unsure, but the four musicians have just revealed the new project Wovenwar.

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KISS' Paul Stanley
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KISS’ Paul Stanley Calls Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Co-Founder a ‘Spineless Weasel’

The original four members of KISS are now officially Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. Although the April 10 ceremony is in the past, Paul Stanley's criticism of the institution continues. This time, Stanley takes aim at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame co-founder and Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner, whom Paul Stanley calls a "spineless weasel."

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Frank Bello + David Ellefson
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Anthrax’s Frank Bello and Megadeth’s David Ellefson Talk Altitudes & Attitude

Anthrax bassist Frank Bello and Megadeth bassist David Ellefson are legendary musicians in their own right, but the 'Big 4' thrashers have taken their music in a new direction with Altitudes & Attitude.

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GWAR
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Surviving GWAR Members Pay Tribute to Dave Brockie and Introduce New Foundation

The loss of GWAR frontman and mastermind Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus) sent the metal world into mourning on March 24. Countless tributes have been paid by some of rock and metal's finest musicians along with fans from around the world. In memory of the late frontman, the surviving members of GWAR memorialized their friend and announced the launch of the Dave Brockie Foundation.

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As I Lay Dying Reveals More New Audio Snippets

The members of As I Lay Dying are continuing to move forward even after vocalist Tim Lambesis pled guilty to murder-for-hire charges. Right before the weekend, the instrumental section of AILD posted new audio snippets in videos revealed on the Instagram pages of each member. Now, more audio has been posted along with a new, mysterious logo.

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Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi
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Ozzy Osbourne on Tony Iommi’s Cancer Diagnosis: ‘I Always Think Cancer Means Death’

For over two years, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has battled cancer. Through songwriting, massive touring and all the work that comes with releasing a new album, Iommi has risen to the occasion, giving all he has to millions of Sabbath fans worldwide. Despite Iommi's incredible efforts, Black Sabbath vocalist Ozzy Osbourne admitted that he initially thought Iommi was handed a death sentence by doctors.

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Paul Stanley / Krist Novoselic
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame CEO Discusses Kiss and Nirvana

With the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony coming up on April 10, there has been a whirlwind of controversy and speculation. From the inner turmoil involving the current and former members of KISS, to a potential performance from surviving members of Nirvana, many questions were recently asked to Rock Hall CEO Joel Peresman.

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