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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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Black Sabbath Celebrate ’13′ With New York City Town Hall Event – Recap + Exclusive Photos

After a 35-year wait, Black Sabbath have finally released a new full-length album featuring original members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler. The album, '13,' is charting at No. 1 in 50 countries according to comedian Jim Norton, who hosted Sabbath's '13' album kickoff celebration last night (June 11). The live event included the premiere of a short Black Sabbath documentary, music video showings, fan questions for Osbourne, Butler, Iommi and Sabbath studio drummer Brad Wilk of Rage Against the Machine + much more.

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Testament’s Chuck Billy Honored by California State for Positive Native American Influence

Whenever thrash metal is recognized by the mainstream world, we rejoice! Testament vocalist Chuck Billy was not only recently acknowledged, but celebrated by Jim Frazier of the California State Assembly for the positive influence he has made in the Native American community and the general public.

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Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell Recalls Epic Prank War with Van Halen During 1991 Tour

It's story time with Jerry Cantrell! In a recent fascinating and hilarious interview, the Alice in Chains mastermind spoke about the essential art of the prank. When two bands have been touring together for some time, pranks are bound to happen, and Cantrell went into detail about an epic prank war between Alice in Chains and Van Halen from 1991.

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Lamb of God Vocalist Randy Blythe’s ‘Not Guilty’ Manslaughter Verdict Upheld by Czech Court

Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe was found "not guilty" of manslaughter on March 5, 2013, after a controversial legal situation that lasted nine months. After the court's original ruling, prosecutors appealed the decision. However, the ruling was just re-evaluated by a Czech court and the vocalist's verdict has been upheld, effectively putting an end to the case.

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Late Pantera Guitarist ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott Immortalized in Canadian Wax Museum

If you happen to be on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls anytime soon, you may want to check out the Rock Legends Wax Museum during your trip. The tourist attraction boasts a fair number of wax statues, but now metalheads can gather round a new life-sized figure of late Pantera guitarist 'Dimebag' Darrell Abbott.

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Slash Praises New Chester Bennington-Fronted Stone Temple Pilots Song

The news of Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington replacing Scott Weiland's spot in Stone Temple Pilots has been receiving a ton of buzz since it was revealed during a live performance on May 18. Having also experienced a complex musical relationship with Scott Weiland in Velvet Revolver, Slash offered his two cents on the new STP lineup via Twitter.

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Chester Bennington Confirms Longterm Commitment as Stone Temple Pilots Singer

Stone Temple Pilots recently parted ways with singer Scott Weiland (again), leaving a vacant spot center stage that needed to be filled. In an unexpected twist, Stone Temple Pilots stunned an Irvine, Calif., crowd as Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington took the stage with STP to perform an eight-song set Saturday night at KROQ's Weenie Roast. The collaboration would be exciting enough simply as a one-off, but as reported in a new interview, it looks like Bennington will act as Stone Temple Pilots' new full-time singer.

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Robin Finck Rejoins Nine Inch Nails

On May 15, bassist Eric Avery revealed that he had left the newly resurrected Nine Inch Nails. Avery, a founding member of Jane's Addiction, recently spent a year on the road with Garbage, leaving the musician "overwhelmed" at the prospect of hitting the road again with Nine Inch Nails. Avery's departure left NIN fans deflated, but thankfully, on Trent Reznor's birthday no less, the Nine Inch Nails mastermind has announced the return of classic member Robin Finck.

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