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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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Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows Responds to Machine Head Frontman’s ‘Blatant Jackery’ Claim

Earlier this week, Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn slammed Avenged Sevenfold and their new album 'Hail to the King.' Calling 'Hail to the King' a "covers album," Flynn channeled his inner David Letterman to construct a Top 10 list of jokes about Avenged Sevenfold's latest record, in the process accusing A7X of "blatant jackery" of Metallica, Megadeth and Guns N' Roses songs. Having seen the list, Avenged vocalist M. Shadows has offered a retort in Flynn's direction.

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Nine Inch Nails Release Live EP via Spotify

Nine Inch Nails may have just released their first new full-length album in five years, 'Hesitation Marks,' but Trent Reznor and co. aren't finished just yet with 2013 releases. The iconic industrial act have revealed a live, four track EP available exclusively via Spotify.

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Sharon Osbourne Reveals Past Fling With ‘Tonight Show’ Host Jay Leno

Be prepared, because this will certainly be the weirdest news story you'll read today. Sharon Osbourne, famously the wife of Black Sabbath's Ozzy Osbourne, revealed on her show 'The Talk' that she once dated 'Tonight Show' host Jay Leno before her relationship with Ozzy began.

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Alice in Chains Unveil Music Videos for ‘Voices’ + ‘The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here’

Alice in Chains have just debuted two new music videos from the group's mainstream rock-salvaging album 'The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.' Along with a clip for the record's title track, the legendary band has unveiled a video for 'Voices,' as well.

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Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington Reveal ‘High Rise’ EP Release Date + Artwork

There probably isn't a person on Planet Earth who would've guessed that Linkin Park's Chester Bennington would replace Scott Weiland as the singer for Stone Temple Pilots. Now that a few months have passed by to let that reality sink in, Stone Temple Pilots have announced details of the release of their first EP with Bennington, 'High Rise.'

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Jeff Hanneman’s Widow Kathryn Recalls How She First Met the Slayer Guitarist

Of course, the metal world misses iconic Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman. The axeman was one of thrash metal's greatest songwriters and it's truly sad that Hanneman will never bestow us with another gigantic riff. As much as we miss Hanneman, it's nothing compared to what the guitarist's wife Kathryn must be going through. In memory of her late husband, Kathryn Hanneman recently shared the sort-of heartwarming and metal-as-hell story of how the two met.

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Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Posts Short Film About Czech Manslaughter Trial

Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe was found not guilty of manslaughter by a Czech court on March 5. Since the judgement was handed down to Blythe, Lamb of God picked up right where they left off and hit the road to blast fans with 'Pure American Metal.' Along with seeing the band live, relieved Lamb of God fans can now watch a short film created by Randy Blythe, meant to represent the singer's state of mind throughout the legal process.

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Korn Announce 2013 North American Tour Dates With Asking Alexandria + Love and Death

Korn will soon release their 11th studio album, 'The Paradigm Shift,' which is the band's first record to feature guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch since 'Take a Look in the Mirror' dropped in 2003. Luckily for you, Korn will gear up for the release of 'The Paradigm Shift' by embarking on a North American trek of dates beginning Sept. 26 with support from Asking Alexandria and Love and Death.

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Nirvana’s Original Sub Pop Contract Reveals Band Was Signed With $600 Advance

It seems like ever since the rock world lost Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain in 1994, little bits and pieces of Nirvana's famed history have been popping up. This latest discovery posted online is a simple piece of paper. However, printed on that very page is Nirvana's first-ever contract with Sub Pop records, who signed the band for a mere $600.

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Avenged Sevenfold’s ‘Hail to the King’ Album Streaming in Full

Brace yourselves, because the internet is about to explode. The near-religious fan base of Avenged Sevenfold is about to flock over to iTunes in vast numbers, as the band's new album 'Hail to the King' is now streaming in full.

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Former Korn Drummer David Silveria Releases New Songs With INFINIKA

Former Korn drummer David Silveria has been making a bit of noise lately by offering his take on the band's current lineup and their history, but Silveria has also made some new noise with his band INFINIKA. The group has just posted six new songs for you to check out.

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Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Documents Life of Mysterious Artist Roger Brilliant

Lamb of God fans, meet your favorite new musician! The man's name is Roger Brilliant and he fronts the fantastic new band, Roger Brilliant and the Wankers! You've probably never heard of Roger Brilliant, but Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe has, and Blythe has used the power of social media to document the soon-to-be-famous artist on his way to the top.

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