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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
The Pretty Reckless
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The Pretty Reckless Announce 2014 ‘Going to Hell’ North American Tour

The Pretty Reckless have been riding high with their chart-topping single 'Heaven Knows,' and they'll continue their momentum with a headlining North American tour in the fall. Led by singer Taylor Momsen, the group will embark on the 'Going to Hell' 2014 trek in September with support from Adelitas Way on select dates.

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Metallica's James Hetfield
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Metallica Cover Beatles, Deep Purple + More at MusiCares Tribute To Ozzy Osbourne

Last night (May 12), the 10th Annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert was held at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Black Sabbath legend Ozzy Osbourne and Village Studios owner / CEO Jeff Greenberg were the night's honorees, but Metallica were also an important part of the show, performing a four-song set of classic covers.

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Warbringer Lose Drummer + Founding Guitarist; Vocalist John Kevill Contemplates Band’s End

California thrashers Warbringer have just announced that guitarist John Laux and drummer Carlos Cruz have exited the band. Though Cruz was only a member of Warbringer since 2011, Laux was an original member of the act, leaving vocalist John Kevill wondering whether or not Warbringer should trudge onwards.

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Vinnie Paul on Hellyeah: The Only Pressure Is Not To Let Myself or Dimebag Down

Legendary Pantera / Damageplan / Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul has carved out a remarkable career since forming Pantera in 1981. Paul will add yet another album to his resume when Hellyeah release 'Blood for Blood' on June 10, but as evidenced in a new interview, the drummer is only feeling pressure from two sources: himself and his late brother 'Dimebag' Darrell Abbott.

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Maynard James Keenan
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A Perfect Circle, Puscifer + Failure Play Maynard James Keenan’s Two-Night 50th Birthday Bash

Tool / A Perfect Circle / Puscifer frontman Maynard James Keenan's birthday was back in April, but the prolific musician celebrated his 50th in grand fashion on May 10 and May 11. Maynard's 'Cinquanta' event was held at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and the guest of honor performed with both A Perfect Circle and Puscifer during the occasion.

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Billy Corgan / Tommy Lee
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Billy Corgan Explains Why Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee Is Playing on New Smashing Pumpkins Album

A surprising story broke this week when it was revealed by Billy Corgan that Motley Crue's Tommy Lee would be playing drums on the Smashing Pumpkins' upcoming full-length 'Monuments to an Elegy.' This means current Pumpkins drummer Mike Byrne won't be featured on the record, but Corgan has just released a statement explaining why Lee was recruited.

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Cynic
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Cynic’s Paul Masvidal + Sean Reinert Publicly Come Out as Gay

For the first time ever, longtime Cynic musicians Paul Masvidal and Sean Reinert have discussed their sexuality in a public forum. In a new interview, Masvidal and Reinert publicly come out as being gay while discussing the hardships of homosexuality in the world of metal.

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GWAR’s Oderus Urungus + Balsac the Jaws of Death Immortalized in New ‘Throbblehead’ Set

Fellow measly humans, GWAR have just announced the release of a limited edition 'Throbblehead' set featuring guitarist Balsac the Jaws of Death and immortal frontman Oderus Urungus. Only 1000 of these sets will be made and a portion of the proceeds will go towards the Dave Brockie Fund.

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Nikki Sixx and Sully Erna
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Nikki Sixx: Motley Crue Threatened to Ditch Headlining Festival Spots If Godsmack Played

We knew the bad blood between Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx and Godsmack went deep, but an entirely new part of the story has just been revealed. From the Crue bassist's own mouth, it was shared that Motley Crue, at one point, threatened to pull out of approximately 15 headlining festival spots if Godsmack were to be added onto the various bills.

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Glenn Danzig
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Former Misfits Singer Glenn Danzig Suing Bassist Jerry Only for Trademark Infringement

According to various sources, former Misfits frontman Glenn Danzig is suing current Misfits bassist Jerry Only over rights to a lucrative merchandising deal with Hot Topic. Additionally, Danzig claims that Jerry Only registered trademarks "for everything Misfits-related in 2000" behind the singer's back.

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