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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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Nine Inch Nails Debut New Song ‘Find My Way’ Live in Japan

Some very lucky Nine Inch Nails fans in Japan were given the opportunity to see Nine Inch Nails play their first show in four years. Trent Reznor's legendary industrial project played for the first time this decade at the 2013 Fuji Rock Festival, and as if that wasn't amazing enough, Nine Inch Nails debuted the track 'Find My Way' from the project's upcoming album 'Hesitation Marks.'

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Black Sabbath Kick Off 2013 North American Tour in Houston [Video]

More than a year-and-a-half after Black Sabbath first announced their reunion, the blueprinters of heavy metal have finally begun their invasion of North America. Sabbath will be stateside until September, and the band started off the long-awaited tour in Houston, Texas last night (July 25).

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Nikki Sixx: ‘Rolling Stone Has Disrespected the Families of the Boston Bombing Victims’

Yesterday (July 17), Rolling Stone revealed that the one still-living alleged Boston Marathon bomber would grace the iconic magazine's cover. Immediately after the announcement was made public, countless individuals unleashed their outrage via social media, condemning Rolling Stone for glamorizing a brutal terrorist and perpetuating the idea that sensational acts of violence will make you famous.

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Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe to Write Memoir of Czech Manslaughter Case

Clear out a space on your bookshelves, metalheads, because Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe is writing a memoir. The book, which is currently planned for a Spring 2014 release will focus on the last year of Blythe's life, detailing his controversial arrest and imprisonment for manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic all the way to his 2013 acquittal and beyond.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Anthony Kiedis Brawls with Security Guards [Video]

Earlier today (June 21), Red Hot Chili Peppers vocalist Anthony Kiedis got into a brawl with two security guards outside the Four Seasons hotel in Philadelphia. Even more interesting, it wasn't even hotel security that Kiedis had the confrontation with -- they were apparently bodyguards for the Rolling Stones, who were also staying in the same hotel.

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Metallica Post Footage of Surprise ‘Kill ‘Em All’ Performance From 2013 Orion Festival

At the second installment of Metallica's Orion Music + More Festival, the legendary thrash band pulled off a massive surprise by performing their debut album, 'Kill 'Em All,' in its entirety. It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but for those who weren't lucky enough to see it for themselves, Metallica have posted some pro-shot video footage of the surprise set.

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Ozzy Osbourne: ‘I Must Have Been in a Cocaine Haze, Because I Can’t Remember the ’90s at All’

Black Sabbath are currently enjoying some of their career's greatest success. Along with gaining critical acclaim, the band's newest album, '13,' has debuted at No. 1 in the U.K. -- the first time Sabbath have achieved that distinction since 'Paranoid' was unleashed in 1970. Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne may remember that achievement, but during a recent interview, Ozzy shared that he legitimately does not remember the 1990s.

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GWAR Spew Out 2013 North American Tour Dates With Hatebreed + Iron Reagan

Yet another must-see metal tour has just been announced. Intergalactic metalmongers GWAR have just announced a handful of North American tour dates with Hatebreed and crossover thrash act Iron Reagan, which boasts members of Municipal Waste and Cannabis Corpse.

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Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell Recalls Epic Prank War with Van Halen During 1991 Tour

It's story time with Jerry Cantrell! In a recent fascinating and hilarious interview, the Alice in Chains mastermind spoke about the essential art of the prank. When two bands have been touring together for some time, pranks are bound to happen, and Cantrell went into detail about an epic prank war between Alice in Chains and Van Halen from 1991.

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