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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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KISS’ Paul Stanley: It Was Not An Honor to Be Nominated For the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

You'd think after over 40 years of making music, rock legends KISS would be over the moon about their upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. This may be the case for some members, but not Paul Stanley. In fact, the KISS legend goes as far to say, "Was it an honor to be nominated? No."

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Bill Ward
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Bill Ward Details Recent Health Setbacks, Current Recovery and Future Projects

Former Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has struggled with a few health issues lately, but the man is healing up and will soon sit behind the kit once again. In a new update from Ward himself, the drummer writes about shoulder surgery, contracting perforated diverticulitis, rehab and when exactly he plans on being back.

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Chris Cornell
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Seattle Woman Charged for Tweeting Death Threats to Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell

Scary news concerning Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell. According to a recent news report, a Seattle woman has been charged for allegedly tweeting death threats to the rock singer. The woman is said to have written over 100 messages to Cornell from a total of nine different Twitter accounts.

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Skinny Puppy
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Skinny Puppy Say Latest Album Was an ‘Invoice’ to U.S. Government for Alleged Torture Practices

We've heard stories of the U.S. military using music as a means of torture during interrogations, as it has been reported that metal songs have been used to soften up prisoners of war. Veteran industrial act Skinny Puppy apparently heard that their music was used to torture prisoners in Guantanamo Bay, and the band says their latest album, 'Weapon,' serves as an 'invoice' to the U.S. government for use of their music.

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Shinedown
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Shinedown to Release ‘Unique’ Film Documenting Band’s History

Shinedown have been busy working on their fifth studio album lately, but fans of the Florida rock act are in for yet another treat. The band is shooting a film to tell the story of Shinedown's history, but according to frontman Brent Smith, the movie will be much different than what you'd expect.

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Guns N' Roses
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Guns N’ Roses Tease Possible Las Vegas Residency for Spring 2014

Looks like Guns N' Roses are headed back to Las Vegas for another residency. The band, along with the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Vegas have been teasing an upcoming event set for Spring 2014, even giving fans the opportunity to hear the big news before anyone else by texting a special number.

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Dave Mustaine
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Megadeth Rep: Dave Mustaine Not Responsible for Booting Newsted Off Australian Shows

On Feb. 5, news broke that Newsted had been booted from two of Megadeth's upcoming Australian tour dates. It was stated by organizers that Jason Newsted's eponymous band were removed from the shows "at the request of Megadeth," but according to a Megadeth representative, the band had nothing to do with kicking Newsted off the Australian gigs.

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Ronnie James Dio Tribute Album Features Metallica, Rob Halford, Motorhead + More

It's still hard to believe that perhaps metal's greatest voice, Ronnie James Dio, was silenced over three years ago. In celebration of Dio's life and unparalleled career, many of rock and metal's biggest names have joined forces to record the ultimate tribute album, 'Ronnie James Dio: This is Your Life.'

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Will Ferrell / Chad Smith
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It’s Official! Will Ferrell + Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Chad Smith Are the Same Person

Conspiracy theorists, you've just earned one point in the win column. It's been debated for years that comedy legend Will Ferrell is actually Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith. Such claims have been labeled as ludicrous, but surprisingly enough, the actor known as Will Ferrell has just come out admitting that he is, in fact, Chad Smith.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers
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Red Hot Chili Peppers Auction Off Super Bowl Halftime Show Drum Kit + Sticks for Charity

This year's Super Bowl between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos has officially been named the most-watched television broadcast in history. The Halftime Show starring Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers also set a record for being the most-watched Halftime Show ever, and if you want to own a piece of the historic event, look no further than Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith.

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Megadeth Apparently Kick Newsted Off Australian ‘Sidewave’ Shows

An interesting news story involving Megadeth and Jason Newsted has come across the pond from Australia. Ever year, tons of amazing bands are recruited to tour throughout Australia for the Soundwave Festival. Many acts take the opportunity to play extra 'Sidewave' shows while they're traveling around the country, but according to Soundwave itself, Jason Newsted's eponymous solo act has been booted from two Megadeth side shows "at the request" of the band.

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