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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
Lars Ulrich
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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Answers Questions On Reddit

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich just participated in one of Reddit's Ask Me Anything question-and-answer sessions Thursday.

The site's Ask Me Anything sessions are well-known to extract new and fascinating information from the subject themselves, and this instance is no different.

During the session, Ulrich responded to fan questions about criticism aimed at Metallica, progress on the band's next album, the drummer's current thoughts on longtime friend / rival Dave Mustaine + much more.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers
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Red Hot Chili Peppers on Next Album: ‘We’re Gearing Up to Start Writing Again’

It's been a little while since Red Hot Chili Peppers released their 10th studio album, 'I'm With You.' It's not unusual for the band to let a little time pass between records, but in a new interview, RHCP drummer Chad Smith says the act is "gearing up to start writing again."

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At the Gates’ Tomas Lindberg on Comeback Disc: ‘We Live and Breathe This New Album 24/7′

The metal world is buzzing about Swedish metal pioneers At the Gates releasing a new album in 2014. After what will be 19 years since At the Gates unleashed the game-changing 'Slaughter of the Soul,' the band's upcoming record 'At War with Reality' will grace us in fall of this year. What should we expect from At the Gates' fifth full-length? Vocalist Tomas Lindberg spoke all about it in a new interview with Decibel.

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Cynic
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Cynic Premieres ‘True Hallucination Speak’ [Video]

Here is an exclusive premiere from legendary progressive metal act Cynic.

Having spent over four years crafting their third full-length album, "Kindly Bent To Free Us," the disc will become available Feb. 14.

However, we've got an early peek into the record with the album's opening track, "True Hallucination Speak."

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Nine Inch Nails
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Grammys Executive Producer Apologizes to Trent Reznor for Cutting Short All-Star Performance

The 2014 Grammy Awards was yet another successful broadcast of the annual event, but within the worlds of rock and metal, a tremendous amount of controversy and perceived disrespect caused a heated worldwide conversation. Most spiteful amongst Grammy performers this year was undoubtedly Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor, who offered a strong "F--- You" to the Grammys, but now the award show's Executive Producer has offered a public apology to Reznor.

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Ghost B.C. Announces North American Tour with King Dude

‘And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.' Revelation 12:9. In other words, Ghost B.C. (Ghost) have just announced a new string of North American tour dates!

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Randy Blythe of Lamb of God
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Randy Blythe: I Will Not Be Thinking About Lamb of God for a Good Long While

Since releasing 'Resolution' in 2012, Lamb of God have experienced an incredibly eventful chapter of their career. After performing in nearly every corner of the globe and suffering a setback that left vocalist Randy Blythe in Czech court, Blythe has revealed he needs a break from Lamb of God and that he "will not be thinking about Lamb of God, touring, playing heavy metal writing new Lamb of God material" for a long time.

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Trent Reznor Hints at New Nine Inch Nails Tunes, Talks Beats Music Streaming Service

Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor always has something up his sleeve.

Just a few days ago, Reznor helped launch the Beats Music streaming service as the project's Chief Creative Officer. In addition to that feat, Reznor suggests that there may be new Nine Inch Nails music under way.

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Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society
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Black Label Society Unleashes ‘My Dying Time’ Single

Black Label Society has just released the first song from its highlyianticipated 'Catacombs of the Black Vatican' album, which is the 10th BLS studio disc. The track 'My Dying Time' (hear above) is up for your listening pleasure and can even be owned right now by pre-ordering 'Catacombs of the Black Vatican' via iTunes.

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Lemmy Kilmister
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Motorhead Cancel 2014 European Tour Due to Issues Related to Lemmy Kilmister’s Diabetes

Another health-related setback has forced Motorhead to cancel a run of 2014 European tour dates. According to the band, frontman Lemmy Kilmister has been advised by doctors to stay off the road due to issues stemming from diabetes.

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Slipknot
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Slipknot Without Masks [Video]

Before the rise of the Internet, it was damn near impossible to stumble upon the true faces of the masked nine known as Slipknot. However, as Stone Sour reunited in 2002, the identities of vocalist Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root became public for all to see. Finally, with the release of 'Voliminal: Inside the Nine' on DVD in 2006, the faces of the nine were officially revealed.

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