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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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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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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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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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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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Slayer Commemorate 50th Birthday of Late Guitarist Jeff Hanneman

Today (Jan. 31) would have been Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman's 50th birthday, and metalheads worldwide have been paying tribute to the fallen shredder. Slayer themselves added to the mass of memorials, paying their respects to Hanneman in a heartfelt post that every fan should read.

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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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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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Sevendust + Living Colour Members in Episode 2 of ‘That Metal Show’ Season 13

'That Metal Show' is back in action and set for a new episode on Saturday night (Jan. 25). Already in its 13th season, the VH1 Classic series has an all-star lineup in the works, with members of Sevendust and Living Colour to guest on the Jan. 25 episode.

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Black Label Society Unleash ‘My Dying Time’ Single

Black Label Society have just released the first song from their highly anticipated 'Catacombs of the Black Vatican' album, which is the 10th BLS studio disc. The track 'My Dying Time' (hear above) is up for your listening pleasure and can even be owned right now by pre-ordering 'Catacombs of the Black Vatican' via iTunes.

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