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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
Limp Bizkit vs. Thomas the Tank Engine
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Mashup of Limp Bizkit’s ‘Break Stuff’ and ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ Theme Will Crack You Up

No matter how bad your day has been, this mashup is going to make you laugh. 'Thomas the Tank Engine' is a staple for kids, but it's never been presented quite like this. In this video recently posted to YouTube, the theme for 'Thomas the Tank Engine' has been masterfully mixed with the Limp Bizkit rage anthem 'Break Stuff.'

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Rob Zombie Announces U.S. Tour Dates

The one and only Rob Zombie is planning to invade the U.S. for a number of April and May tour dates. The horror rock icon is well-known for putting on one of the best live shows spanning any genre, and to expose even more fans to the experience, Zombie has crammed some U.S. dates between international ventures.

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Dave Grohl
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Dave Grohl Jams The Beatles’ Classics for 50th Anniversary Celebration on CBS

Last night (Feb. 9), a momentous television event aired on CBS celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' arrival to the United States. The band's performance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' introduced America to the Beatles, beginning the biggest rock and roll revolution of all time. In tribute to that day, 'The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles' aired featuring performances from Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, along with Foo Fighters / Nirvana rocker Dave Grohl.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith Challenges Will Ferrell to Drum Battle [Video]

Conspiracy theorists, you've just earned one point in the win column.

It's been debated for years that comedy legend Will Ferrell is actually Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith. Such claims have been labeled as ludicrous, but surprisingly enough, the actor known as Will Ferrell has just come out admitting that he is, in fact, Chad Smith.

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Shinedown to Release ‘Unique’ Film Documenting Band’s History

Shinedown have been busy working on their fifth studio album lately, but fans of the Florida rock act are in for yet another treat. The band is shooting a film to tell the story of Shinedown's history, but according to frontman Brent Smith, the movie will be much different than what you'd expect.

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Megadeth Kicks Newsted Off Sidewave Shows in Australia

Given that they are both former members of Metallica, one would think Dave Mustaine and Jason Newsted would get along famously.

However, that appears not to be the case, as we learn that Newsted’s self-titled band has been thrown off an Australian tour by headliner Megadeth.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Auction Off Super Bowl Halftime Show Drum Kit for Charity

This year's Super Bowl between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos has officially been named the most-watched television broadcast in history. The Halftime Show starring Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers also set a record for being the most-watched Halftime Show ever, and if you want to own a piece of the historic event, look no further than Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith.

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Axl Rose Offers Outlandish Take on Red Hot Chili Peppers Super Bowl Controversy

Red Hot Chili Peppers have been the center of discussion in the rock world since their Super Bowl performance of 'Give It Away.' It's been revealed that the band played to a pre-recorded instrumental track during the Super Bowl Halftime Show, drawing criticism from some. The latest to sound off on the subject is none other than Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose, who offers up a very interesting reaction to the RHCP controversy.

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Slayer Commemorates 50th Birthday of Late Guitarist Jeff Hanneman

Today (Jan. 31) would have been Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman's 50th birthday, and metalheads worldwide have been paying tribute to the fallen shredder. Slayer themselves added to the mass of memorials, paying their respects to Hanneman in a heartfelt post that every fan should read.

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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 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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