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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
Evanescence
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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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Kurt Cobain
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Nirvana Fan Aims to Turn Kurt Cobain’s Childhood Home Into Memorial Museum

An incredibly ambitious project has been undertaken by a Nirvana fan from Portland, Oregon. Journalist Jaime Dunkle recently discovered that late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's childhood home was on the market, and with this discovery, Dunkle began an effort to purchase the house and turn it into a museum.

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Mike Vallely
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Black Flag Announce 2014 ‘Victimology’ North American Tour

Although Black Flag have been entrenched with lawsuits and changes in band members, the punk legends have just announced their 2014 'Victimology' North American tour. Opening for the band will be Black Flag guitarist Greg Ginn's experimental act HOR and Brooklyn punk duo Cinema Cinema.

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Category: Concerts, News, Rock
Agalloch
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Agalloch Debut Hypnotic Track ‘Celestial Effigy’

American blackened progressive metal titans Agalloch have just unleashed the first track off their upcoming fifth full-length, 'The Serpent & The Sphere.' The acclaimed metal act has released some brilliant material in the past, and if 'Celestial Effigy' is any indication of what to expect from Agalloch's next album, we've got a fantastic collection of tunes coming our way.

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Category: Metal, News
Metallica Lars Ulrich
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Lars Ulrich: ‘Lords of Summer’ Represents Metallica’s Current Creative Space

Last night (March 16) in Bogota, Colombia, Metallica debuted 'The Lords of Summer,' a new song from the thrash legends. Now that we've heard the song, fans are beginning to ponder how 'The Lords of Summer' will fit into Metallica's next album. Now, drummer Lars Ulrich explains how the new song represents Metallica's current creative mindset.

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Nirvana
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Nirvana ‘In Utero’ Tribute Album to Feature Thursday, Circa Survive and Daughters

On Sept. 13, 1993, Nirvana released what would become their final studio album, 'In Utero.' The influence of 'In Utero' and the rest of Nirvana's discography are still very present, and many celebrated rock and metal acts have teamed up to record 'In Utero: In Tribute' just in time for Record Store Day.

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Dave Lombardo
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Dave Lombardo on Slayer: ‘They Weren’t Really My Friends; They Were Just Business Partners’

It's already been over a year since Slayer parted ways with drummer Dave Lombardo. The legendary kit master has been keeping busy with Philm and drumming workshops, but Lombardo's ousting from Slayer has allowed the stickman time to reconsider the relationships he had with his former bandmates.

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Motley Crue / Megadeth / Mastodon
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Quebec’s PNR Amnesia Rockfest Reveals Lineup with Motley Crue, Megadeth and Mastodon

One of the most interesting North American festivals has just released its 2014 lineup. The ninth annual PNR Amnesia Rockfest will hit its massive festival crowd on June 20 + 21 with acts such as Motley Crue, Megadeth, Alice in Chains, Blink-182, Mastodon + many more.

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Scott Ian
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Scott Ian on Upcoming Anthrax Album: ‘This S–t Is a Real Kick in the Ass!’

We recently caught up with Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian shortly before the thrash legend took the stage for his March 5 'Speaking Words' performance in New York City. During our chat, Scott Ian radiated excitement for Anthrax's next album, explaining in great detail what his "perfect schedule" is for writing and recording Anthrax's new offering.

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Between the Buried and Me’s Tommy Rogers Announces Second Solo Album and Film Score

Between the Buried and Me frontman Tommy Rogers has announced some exciting new projects. Rogers is currently writing his second solo album under the moniker of Thomas Giles and has finished composing a film score while gearing up to film a new Between the Buried and Me DVD.

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