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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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Ministry’s Al Jourgensen Enters Rehab for Alcohol Abuse With .33 Blood Alcohol Level

As expected, Al Jourgensen entered rehab for alcohol abuse yesterday (Feb. 3). But what was unexpected was that he entered rehab with a .33 blood-alcohol level! On his personal Facebook page, the Ministry mastermind shared a slew of colorful posts the day before his stint in rehab began, tackling subjects such as Philip Seymour Hoffman's death, the Super Bowl, the Puppy Bowl, the Kitten Bowl + more.

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Jamie Casino
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Georgia Lawyer Brings the Metal to Eye-Catching Local Super Bowl Commercial

Many would say last night's Super Bowl was a thrashing. However, no play executed on that field compares to the beatdown that personal injury lawyer Jamie Casino will inflict in a court of law. The Georgia-based attorney bought out a full two minutes of Super Bowl commercial time so locals could witness how bad ass he is -- using metal music to hammer the point home.

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Lars Ulrich
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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Answers Fan Questions During Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ Session

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich just participated in one of Reddit's 'Ask Me Anything' Q&A sessions yesterday (Jan. 30). The site's AMA sessions are well-known to extract new and fascinating information from the subject themselves, and this instance is no different. During the AMA session, Ulrich responded to fan questions about criticism aimed at Metallica, progress on the band's next album, the drummer's current thoughts on longtime friend / rival Dave Mustaine + much more.

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James Hetfield
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Metallica’s James Hetfield: ‘Orion’ Festival Was a ‘Disaster Financially’ + ‘Not Able To Happen Again’

Even when you're the most commercially successful metal band in history, financial issues can still set you back. In a new interview, Metallica frontman James Hetfield calls the band's 'Orion Music + More' festival a "disaster financially." Additionally, after back-to-back years of 'Orion,' Hetfield believes that because of money issues, the festival will not happen again.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers
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Red Hot Chili Peppers on Next Album: ‘We’re Gearing Up to Start Writing Again’

It's been a little while since Red Hot Chili Peppers released their 10th studio album, 'I'm With You.' It's not unusual for the band to let a little time pass between records, but in a new interview, RHCP drummer Chad Smith says the act is "gearing up to start writing again."

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Nine Inch Nails
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Grammys Executive Producer Apologizes to Trent Reznor for Cutting Short All-Star Performance

The 2014 Grammy Awards was yet another successful broadcast of the annual event, but within the worlds of rock and metal, a tremendous amount of controversy and perceived disrespect caused a heated worldwide conversation. Most spiteful amongst Grammy performers this year was undoubtedly Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor, who offered a strong "F--- You" to the Grammys, but now the award show's Executive Producer has offered a public apology to Reznor.

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Dave Mustaine / Nick Menza
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Former Megadeth Drummer Nick Menza: Dave Mustaine ‘Blew Me Off’ at NAMM 2014

For over 100 years, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) hosts a gathering like no other. A tremendous amount of talented and influential individuals from all corners of the music industry got together to share ideas, set up merch booths and witness special performances from legendary artists. Each NAMM event attracts many elite musicians to the convention, and although NAMM's Winter 2014 showcase was a success, former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza had an unpleasant run-in with ex-bandmate Dave Mustaine.

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
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Trent Reznor Hints at New Nine Inch Nails Tunes, Talks Beats Music Streaming Service

Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor always has something up his sleeve. Just a few days ago, Reznor helped launch the Beats Music streaming service as the project's Chief Creative Officer. In addition to that feat, Reznor suggests that there may be new Nine Inch Nails music under way.

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Slayer
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Slayer, Pantera, Megadeth, Anthrax Members + More Rock Metal Masters 5 [Videos]

Last night (Jan. 22), metalheads were treated to the fifth installment of Metal Masters. Boasting a lineup of brilliant musicians, the 11 legendary players tore through 22 songs for a captivated Anaheim, Calif., audience. If you were unable to check out Metal Masters 5 in person, no worries! We've got some fan-filmed footage to share with you here.

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Pantera to Release 20th Anniversary Edition of ‘Far Beyond Driven’

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pantera's seventh studio album, 'Far Beyond Driven,' a new two-disc edition of the record will soon hit shelves. The upcoming anniversary edition of 'Far Beyond Driven,' due March 25, will include a newly remastered version of the original recordings along with a new live performance from the 1994 Monsters of Rock Festival.

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