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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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Lostprophets’ Ian Watkins Jokes His Child Sex Crimes Were ‘Mega Lolz’

Lostprophets singer and convicted pedophile Ian Watkins pleaded guilty to 13 sex crime counts on Nov. 26. He was handed a lengthy sentence earlier today (Dec. 18), but in the time span between his guilty plea and returning to court for sentencing, Watkins had two disgusting phone calls from prison, joking around about the many atrocities he committed against children.

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Metallica Issue Downloads of ‘Freeze ‘Em All’ Antarctica Concert

Chances are you didn't get to see Metallica's Antarctica performance in person, but no worries, the band has you covered. Metallica's entire 'Freeze 'Em All' concert is now available for download straight from Metallica themselves. In addition, the band has posted an official recap of the historic concert (watch above).

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Ian Watkins
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Lostprophets Singer Ian Watkins Receives 35-Year Sentence for Child Sex Crimes

Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins was sentenced today (Dec. 18) after pleading guilty to a total of 13 offenses, most of which revolve around child sex crimes. Watkins admitted to the most heinous and disturbing crimes in rock history, and for his despicable acts, the singer has been sentenced to 29 years in prison and an additional 6 years on extended license (probation). He will not be eligible for parole until he has served at least two-thirds of his sentence.

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All That Remains
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All That Remains Involved in Bus Accident, Phil Labonte Goes Off on New York State Trooper

All That Remains were involved in a road accident while heading to the final gig of their 2013 tour with Soil, Era and Cry to the Blind. Yesterday (Dec. 15), during wintery weather in New York, a car slammed into the band's tour bus, putting a huge dent into the luggage compartment. Following the crash, a state trooper asked for the names and dates of birth for each person on board the bus, leading to an angry rant by singer Phil Labonte.

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Arrest Warrant Issued for Puddle of Mudd Frontman Wes Scantlin

Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin is in trouble -- again! Scantlin was scheduled to appear in court Thursday (Dec. 12) for a progress report on his cocaine possession case, but the musician never showed up. Because of Scantlin's truancy, a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

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Corey Taylor Gives First Interview Following Joey Jordison’s Departure From Slipknot

As we reported late last night, Slipknot have parted ways with longtime drummer Joey Jordison. The news shocked fans worldwide last night (Dec. 13), leaving us all on the edge of our seats. Will Slipknot continue without Jordison? What about the new album Slipknot just started working on? In a new interview, Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor comments on the Joey's departure and the follow-up to 2008's 'All Hope Is Gone.'

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Slayer Christmas Light Show
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Slayer Christmas Light Show Dedicated to Late Guitarist Jeff Hanneman

This may be the most impressive metal Christmas light show we've ever posted. Paying tribute to late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman, a dedicated metalhead took the time to put together a phenomenal light show using a medley of Slayer anthems including 'Hell Awaits,' 'Angel of Death,' 'War Ensemble,' 'Raining Blood' and 'New Faith.'

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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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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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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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