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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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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 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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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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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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