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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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Ozzy Osbourne’s Lawyers Shut Down Unauthorized ‘Ozzy’ Beer

A tremendous amount of bands have released signature beers, but one legendary group omitted from that list is Black Sabbath. Due to his alcoholic past, it seems like an improper decision for Ozzy Osbourne to create his own beer, which may be one of the reasons that Osbourne's lawyers have stepped in to shut down an outside brewer's brand of 'Ozzy' beer.

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‘The Daily Show’ Pays Tribute to Late GWAR Frontman Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus)

It's always amazing when metal gets its due respect from mainstream media. It's even greater when a television legend like Jon Stewart takes a moment to memorialize a late metal icon like GWAR frontman Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus), which is exactly what happened last night (March 25) on 'The Daily Show.'

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GWAR Issue First Official Statement on Death of Frontman Dave Brockie

It's only been a few days since the passing of GWAR frontman Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus) and the entire metal world is still in mourning. Many heartfelt tributes have been extended by musicians and fans, but nothing has been said by GWAR's camp. However, GWAR have just released their first official statement commenting on Brockie's death.

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KISS Bassist Gene Simmons: Ace Frehley + Peter Criss ‘No Longer Deserve to Wear the Paint’

How much uglier could it get between current and former members of KISS? The iconic act will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, choosing not to perform at the ceremony after various conflicts. However, Gene Simmons just launched perhaps the most insulting comment to date in the direction of classic members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss.

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Lars Ulrich: ‘Lords of Summer’ Is Representative of Metallica’s Current Creative Headspace

Last week in Bogota, Colombia, Metallica debuted 'The Lords of Summer,' a new song from the thrash legends. Now that we've heard the song, fans are beginning to ponder how 'The Lords of Summer' will fit into Metallica's next album. Now, drummer Lars Ulrich explains how the new song represents Metallica's current creative mindset.

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Kurt Cobain
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Kurt Cobain’s Death Reviewed by Seattle Police, Never-Before-Shown Photo Revealed

The death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain is being reviewed by Seattle police 20 years after the musician's death, and KIRO 7 Eyewitness News has unveiled a photo from the death scene that's never before been made public (see below).

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Philip Anselmo + Corey Mitchell Discuss Success of Housecore Horror Film Festival – Exclusive Video

In 2013, legendary Pantera / Down vocalist Philip Anselmo and best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell launched an event like no other: the Housecore Horror Film Festival. The Austin, Texas, event screened well over 100 films and showcased some of metal's finest acts over a three-day period in October. In a new interview premiering exclusively on Loudwire, both Anselmo and Mitchell reflect on the fest's first incarnation following the recent announcement that it will be back again in 2014.

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Nirvana ‘In Utero’ Tribute Album to Feature Thursday, Circa Survive, Daughters + More

On Sept. 13, 1993, Nirvana released what would become their final studio album, 'In Utero.' The influence of 'In Utero' and the rest of Nirvana's discography are still very present, and many celebrated rock and metal acts have teamed up to record 'In Utero: In Tribute' just in time for Record Store Day.

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Rock Hall of Fame CEO on Why KISS’ Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer Are Not Being Inducted

Ever since KISS were announced as 2014 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, there has been a tremendous amount of controversy. From tension between classic band members, to quarrels with the Hall of Fame itself, KISS' induction has been a topic of discussion, in many cases, for all the wrong reasons. Adding to the tension is Rock Hall CEO Joel Peresman, who has explained why current members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer aren't being inducted with the founding KISS members, saying they merely "took the persona of characters that were created by Ace and Peter .”

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Zakk Wylde Talks ‘Catacombs of the Black Vatican,’ Masturbatory Accidents + More

When it comes to interviews, Zakk Wylde is all business. We invited the Black Label Society frontman to our studio to learn about the band's ninth studio album, 'Catacombs of the Black Vatican,' along with everything Zakk Wylde. It didn't take long for Wylde to open up, enlightening us about the courage it takes to get in bed with a woman, the pain of masturbatory accidents + much more.

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Carlton Banks From ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ Dances to Cannibal Corpse

Every single person who grew up watching 'The Fresh Prince of Bel Air' in the early-to-mid '90s can do two things: recite the show's entire theme song at the drop of an extremely colorful hat and dance just like power-nerd Carlton Banks. However, one thing we bet you've never seen is Carlton do his unique dance to Cannibal Corpse's 'Butchered at Birth.'

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