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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
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Wayne Static: ‘Last Year Was a Tough Year, I Thought I Was Gonna Kill Myself’

The life and times of Static-X frontman Wayne Static have been bizarre lately. That may not surprise too many people who are familiar with the 'Dragonball Z'-haired nu-metaller, but between his feud with former Static-X bassist Tony Campos, being pressed with felony drug charges, hernia surgery, suicidal thoughts and much more, Static's life has been turbulent in all the wrong ways.

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Nine Inch Nails Superfan and Photojournalist Andrew Youssef Dies at 38

It was only two weeks ago when we wrote about Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor using Facetime to interact with a terminally ill fan onstage during a performance in Las Vegas. That fan was esteemed concert photographer and journalist Andrew Youssef, and we've just learned he passed away from colon cancer on Nov. 30.

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Fleshgod Apocalypse
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Fleshgod Apocalypse Release Signature Pasta

The brutal death metallers of Fleshgod Apocalypse are truly embracing their Italian heritage. During a time of the year where bands are releasing special editions, reissues and awesomely ugly Christmas sweaters, Fleshgod have instead gone classy with their own brand of pasta!

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Lostprophets Release Statement on Singer Ian Watkins’ ‘Guilty’ Plea for Child Sex Crimes

On Nov. 26, Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins pleaded guilty to a disturbing number of sex crimes. Many of these crimes involved children, two of which involved infants who were willingly victimized by their own mothers, who were "superfans" of Lostprophets. The band has kept relatively quiet since Watkins' guilty plea, but over the holiday weekend, Lostprophets released an official statement on their former singer.

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Maynard James Keenan
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Maynard James Keenan to Perform With A Perfect Circle + Puscifer at 50th Birthday Celebration

Maynard James Keenan's 50th birthday isn't until April of next year, but the multitalented rocker has already got the day planned. On May 10, 2014, Keenan will celebrate his half-century on Earth by performing with both A Perfect Circle and Puscifer in Los Angeles. Adding to the excitement, L.A. alternative rock band Failure, who recently announced plans to reunite, will also play the celebration.

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Randy Blythe
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Lamb of God Vocalist Randy Blythe’s ‘Dark Days’ Memoir Receives 2014 Release Date

Back in July, it was announced that Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe would write a memoir of his Czech manslaughter case. In a new catalog from Da Capo Press, the publishers of Blythe's 'Dark Days: My Tribulation and Trials,' the memoir will be released in summer 2014.

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Mastodon
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Mastodon Defend Thanksgiving Shirt Depicting Pilgrim Pointing a Gun at Native American Woman

On Thanksgiving Day, Mastodon took to their Facebook page to advertise a new t-shirt. The shirt reads 'Happy Thanksgiving' and portrays a pilgrim holding a gun to a Native American woman's head while she holds a cooked turkey on a platter. Although the shirt provides social commentary on the very real massacre of Native Americans surrounding the first celebration of Thanksgiving, Mastodon have come under fire in response to the shirt's release.

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All That Remains
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2014 New England Metal & Hardcore Festival Announces First Wave of Confirmed Acts

New England Metal & Hardcore Festival has announced the first wave of acts for the fest's 2014 edition. So far, bands such as All That Remains, Iced Earth, Nile, Bleeding Through and many others have been confirmed to perform at NEMHC next year.

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Lostprophets Ian Watkins
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Woman Claims She Warned Police About Lostprophets Singer’s Pedophiliac Desires in 2008

Yesterday (Nov. 26), former Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins pleaded guilty to 11 counts of various sex crimes, most of which involved children. The unbelievably graphic and predatory nature of Watkins' crimes has shocked rock fans worldwide, but in a new update, an ex-girlfriend of Watkins claims that she had warned police in 2008 that the singer "wanted to abuse children."

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Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong: ‘We’re Going to Take a Break’ in 2014

2013 has been a year of redemption for Green Day. The band returned to the stage for the first time since frontman Billie Joe Armstrong entered rehab in 2012. Both Armstrong and Green Day toured the world this year, but in a new interview, Armstrong says that the iconic pop-punk band will be taking a break following their Australian tour in early 2014.

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Rage Against the Machine-All That Remains
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Tom Morello Responds to All That Remains Singer Phil Labonte’s Political Criticism

In a recent interview we conducted with All That Remains' Phil Labonte, the singer criticized Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello for his political views. After reading the interview, Morello responded to Phil Labonte's comments with a Twitter post directed straight at the All That Remains frontman.

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Alex Skolnick / Randy Blythe
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Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Recruits Testament’s Alex Skolnick for iPad Music Project

Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe recently recruited Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick for a new 'wacked out' musical project he's recording using his iPad.

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