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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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Slayer Drummer Dave Lombardo Dismissed From Australian Tour After Financial Dispute

Legendary Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo has just detonated a pipe bomb regarding the thrash band's business dealings and internal turmoil. One week ago, on Valentine's Day, Lombardo was notified by the band's lawyers that his services behind the kit would not be needed for Slayer's upcoming Australian tour dates. The entire story feels beyond odd and incredibly cold, and Lombardo has detailed the sudden decision in an official statement.

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Billy Corgan
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Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Stars in Wrestling-Themed Ad for Furniture Store

Here's a video that will scramble your brains … Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has just filmed a commercial for furniture and design company Walter E. Smithe. Set in a wrestling ring, chaos unfolds as a game of musical chairs goes awry. Of course, chairs are a staple of any legit wrestling organization, which leads to a strange dilemma in the mind of Corgan, who is a rabid wrestling fan and promoter.

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Tony Iommi / Brian May
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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi + Queen’s Brian May Plan to Collaborate on Guitar Riffs Album

Two masters of the guitar are apparently making plans to create a "riffs" album. Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi and Queen's Brian May are expected to begin this riffs record soon, which will allow fans to build their own songs using the recordings.

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Anthrax’s Cover of Rush’s ‘Anthem’ Hits YouTube, Guitarist Scott Ian Previews Spoken Word Tour

Anthrax's long-awaited, much-anticipated 2013 covers EP, 'Anthems,' will see a March 19 release date, and to keep the buzz going, a "Viral Video Version" of the band's take on the Rush classic 'Anthem' has made its way onto YouTube.

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Iron Maiden to Release ‘Maiden England ’88′ Concert DVD With Never-Before-Seen Footage

Arguably the greatest live metal act on the planet, Iron Maiden have just announced the release of a new concert DVD! The band used their 1988 'Maiden England' tour setlist as a basis for their most recent North American tour, but now, those who were unable (or weren't born early enough) to see the tour can relive the heavy metal mastery beginning March 25, when Iron Maiden release their 'Maiden England '88' double-disc DVD.

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Danny Carey
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Tool Drummer Danny Carey Suggests New Album Will Drop in 2013, Talks About Vespa Crash

Tool fans were disappointed to say the least when singer Maynard James Keenan announced that there would be no release from the band in 2013. The modern experimental legends have been working on a new album for some time, and drummer Danny Carey says, along with a bunch of other news, that a 2013 release is still planned.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
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Rob Zombie Unveils ‘The Lords of Salem’ Film Trailer No. 2

A second trailer for Rob Zombie's next feature film, 'The Lords of Salem,' has been unleashed by the rocker-director and it looks pretty effing cool. Starring Rob Zombie's wife, Sheri Moon Zombie, the film draws a very thin line between hallucinogenic madness and reality, with a stylistic method that feels familiar to Rob Zombie's past film work.

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