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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
Black Sabbath Geezer Butler
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Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler on Bill Ward: ‘We Desperately Wish That It Had Worked With Him’

Black Sabbath have had a monster year in 2013, but it almost didn't happen at all. On top of guitarist Tony Iommi's lymphoma diagnosis, original drummer Bill Ward pulled out of the Sabbath reunion due to contractual issues. Although Black Sabbath have captured success with Brad Wilk in the studio and Tommy Clufetos on tour, both Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler have reiterated that they wished it had all worked out with Ward.

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Puddle of Mudd
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Arrest Warrant Issued for Puddle of Mudd Frontman Wes Scantlin

Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin is in trouble -- again! Scantlin was scheduled to appear in court Thursday (Dec. 12) for a progress report on his cocaine possession case, but the musician never showed up. Because of Scantlin's truancy, a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

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Slipknot
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Corey Taylor Gives First Interview Following Joey Jordison’s Departure From Slipknot

As we reported late last night, Slipknot have parted ways with longtime drummer Joey Jordison. The news shocked fans worldwide last night (Dec. 13), leaving us all on the edge of our seats. Will Slipknot continue without Jordison? What about the new album Slipknot just started working on? In a new interview, Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor comments on the Joey's departure and the follow-up to 2008's 'All Hope Is Gone.'

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Christopher Lee
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91-Year-Old ‘Dracula’ Legend Christopher Lee Releases ‘A Heavy Metal Christmas Too’

We metalheads love to argue about music. There's absolutely nothing that we can all agree upon, except for one thing … Christopher Lee is the man! The 91-year-old has released two heavy metal albums, singing in a powerful baritone while his backing band shreds around him. Lee's newest metal offerings are re-imagined classics of 'Jingle Bells' and the Frank Sinatra classic 'My Way.'

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Slayer Tom Araya
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Slayer’s Manager Clarifies Band’s Relationship With Producer Rick Rubin

In a new interview, Slayer's Tom Araya and Kerry King revealed that the legendary thrash band was no longer signed to Rick Rubin's label, American Recordings. The news was quite surprising, as the band have worked with Rubin ever since recording 'Reign in Blood' in 1986. However, it turns out Slayer may be sticking with Rubin, as evidenced in an official statement from the band.

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Linkin Park / The Offspring
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Linkin Park, The Offspring + More to Play ‘Concert for the Philippines’ Typhoon Relief Benefit

Linkin Park, the Offspring and other special guests have been confirmed to perform at Concert for the Philippines on Jan. 11, 2014. The show will take place at Los Angeles' Club Nokia and the amount of tickets available are very, very limited.

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Duff McKagan / Josh Homme / Jello Biafra
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Duff McKagan, Josh Homme, Jello Biafra + More to Appear on Fourth Season of ‘Portlandia’

Hipster-smashing comedy 'Portlandia' is about to enter its fourth season on IFC. The critically acclaimed show, starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, is set to welcome a bunch of musicians as guest stars. Guns N' Roses / Walking Papers bassist Duff McKagan, Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, Dead Kennedys' Jello Biafra + more have all been confirmed to appear in the new 'Portlandia' season.

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Steel Panther
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Steel Panther Expose New Song ‘Glory Hole’

As if they had emerged from a time machine, throwback rockers Steel Panther have risen up to become one of metal's greatest live bands. In the year 2013, there's nothing quite like a Steel Panther show, which is why hearing a new track from the band live is the perfect way to experience some Steel Panther goodness.

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Lamb of God
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Lamb of God’s ‘As the Palaces Burn’ Documentary to Hit Theaters in 2014

Lamb of God's 'As the Palaces Burn' documentary is soon to hit theaters! Originally meant to showcase how extreme music and bring people together, the film was suddenly forced to change direction after vocalist Randy Blythe was arrested for manslaughter in the Czech Republic. Beginning in February 2014, fans will be able to watch 'As the Palaces Burn' on the big screen thanks to a new worldwide distribution deal.

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