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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’s Kerry King: Gary Holt Writing on Next Album Is ‘Like Throwing Somebody to the Wolves’

The future of Slayer was brought into question after founding member and creative mastermind Jeff Hanneman passed away. Combined with the ousting of drummer Dave Lombardo, Slayer were only left with two founding members, frontman Tom Araya and guitarist Kerry King. Despite these setbacks, Slayer are expected to release a new album in 2014, and although new drummer Paul Bostaph will drum in the studio, Kerry King claims that "fans aren't ready" for contributions from guitarist Gary Holt.

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Lita Ford Recalls Passenger Flying Out of Her Car After Sharon Osbourne Phone Call

Rock legend Lita Ford has been a professional musician since the age of 16, when she became a part of the Runaways. Having dedicated nearly four decades to the music business, anyone would have a phenomenal stockpile of crazy stories, and Lita Ford told us one of her favorites during an exclusive video interview.

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Slayer’s Tom Araya Reveals Why Dave Lombardo Was Ousted From the Band

Earlier this year, legendary Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo was kicked out of the band. The news became public shortly before Slayer began a string of Australian tour dates, leaving fans shocked and somewhat disappointed. Lombardo has offered his two cents on the Slayer split, but for the first time since the drummer's departure, frontman Tom Araya spoke out on exactly why Lombardo was given the boot.

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Machine Head
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Machine Head’s Robb Flynn Recalls Invitation To Become Drowning Pool’s Singer

Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn just typed up another post for his always entertaining 'The General Journals: Diary of a Frontman… And Other Ramblings' blog. This edition celebrates the 10th anniversary of the band's album 'Through the Ashes of Empires,' nearly becoming the singer of Drowning Pool and much, much more.

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Celebrates Lou Reed in Heartfelt Tribute

Since rock legend Lou Reed passed away on Oct. 27, an incredible amount of musicians have offered their condolences. However, not much had been heard from the members of Metallica, who recorded the collaborative album 'Lulu' with Reed in 2011. However, one day shy of the 'Lulu' album's second anniversary, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has offered a lengthy and heartfelt tribute to Reed.

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AC/DC Nearly Fired Bon Scott After Heroin Overdose, According to Former Bassist

A revealing piece of information has been uncovered in the new book, 'The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC.' In an interview for the book, former AC/DC bassist Mark Evans claims that legendary vocalist Bon Scott was nearly fired from the band after a 1975 heroin overdose, , according to The Australian.

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Mick Mars Restates That His Health Is Not the Reason for Motley Crue’s Upcoming Farewell

The topic of Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars' health has been a talking point amongst fans for a very long time. Within the past few years, various members of Motley Crue have noted Mars' condition as the reason they will soon call it quits, but Mick Mars has denounced these statements yet again.

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Marilyn Manson Makes Uncomfortable Guest Spot on ‘Talking Dead’

Last night (Oct. 27), another awesome episode of 'The Walking Dead' hit our televisions. Much like the zombies themselves, 'Walking Dead' followers drooled, stumbled and craved blood. In those cases however, it was to catch the show's newest episode, 'Isolation.' Although the highly emotional installment of the AMC original series sparked much fan discussion, Marilyn Manson's appearance on 'Talking Dead' lit up the Internet during its broadcast directly after the latest 'Walking Dead' episode concluded.

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Mastodon to Unleash ‘Mastodon Live at Brixton’ Audio + Video Releases

Nearly two years ago, Mastodon invaded London's O2 Academy to finish off a world tour. The band's sold-out performance lured in a great mass of metal fans, who erupted for the Southern metallers from beginning to end. Thankfully, those unable to attend will be able to experience the show this holiday season, as Mastodon will unveil the audio and video editions of the gig digitally on Dec. 10.

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