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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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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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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, 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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Former Bassist Adam Duce Sues Machine Head for Infringement, Defamation + More

On Feb. 11, 2013, Machine Head fired bassist Adam Duce after over 20 years of playing music together. Very little has been heard from Duce since, but news just broke that the former Machine Head bassist is suing the band, all three current members and the group's manager for alleged trademark infringement, breach of partnership agreement, defamation + more.

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Thai Black Metal Musician Apparently Murdered; Satanic Fan Confesses to Crime via Facebook

This story is not for the faint of heart. Samong Traisattha, vocalist for Thai black metal band Surrender of Divinity, was allegedly murdered on Jan. 8. According to various sources, the deceased musician's widow, Jaruvan Surapol, named fan Prakarn Harnphanbusakorn as the key suspect.

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Metallica to Perform at 2014 Grammy Awards with Classical Pianist Lang Lang

Not planning to watch the 56th Annual Grammy Awards? You may want to reconsider, because Metallica will be performing at the show! In typical Grammy fashion, Metallica won't be simply playing a song straight-up. Instead the thrash band will collaborate with Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang. 

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