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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
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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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Metallica Unleash Epic Ronnie James Dio Medley ‘Ronnie Rising’

Metallica have their share of naysayers, but after hearing the band's new Ronnie James Dio tribute medley, 'Ronnie Rising,' we have a feeling the lips of those naysayers will be sewn shut. The nine-minute song is masterfully put together, combining the iconic tracks 'A Light in the Black,' 'Tarot Woman,' 'Stargazer' and 'Kill the King.'

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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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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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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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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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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 ‘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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