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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
The Pretty Reckless
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The Pretty Reckless Announce 2014 ‘Going to Hell’ North American Tour

The Pretty Reckless have been riding high with their chart-topping single 'Heaven Knows,' and they'll continue their momentum with a headlining North American tour in the fall. Led by singer Taylor Momsen, the group will embark on the 'Going to Hell' 2014 trek in September with support from Adelitas Way on select dates.

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Metallica's James Hetfield
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Metallica Cover Beatles, Deep Purple + More at MusiCares Tribute To Ozzy Osbourne

Last night (May 12), the 10th Annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert was held at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Black Sabbath legend Ozzy Osbourne and Village Studios owner / CEO Jeff Greenberg were the night's honorees, but Metallica were also an important part of the show, performing a four-song set of classic covers.

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Maynard James Keenan
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A Perfect Circle, Puscifer + Failure Play Maynard James Keenan’s Two-Night 50th Birthday Bash

Tool / A Perfect Circle / Puscifer frontman Maynard James Keenan's birthday was back in April, but the prolific musician celebrated his 50th in grand fashion on May 10 and May 11. Maynard's 'Cinquanta' event was held at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and the guest of honor performed with both A Perfect Circle and Puscifer during the occasion.

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Billy Corgan / Tommy Lee
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Billy Corgan Explains Why Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee Is Playing on New Smashing Pumpkins Album

A surprising story broke this week when it was revealed by Billy Corgan that Motley Crue's Tommy Lee would be playing drums on the Smashing Pumpkins' upcoming full-length 'Monuments to an Elegy.' This means current Pumpkins drummer Mike Byrne won't be featured on the record, but Corgan has just released a statement explaining why Lee was recruited.

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Phil Anselmo / Zakk Wylde
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Philip Anselmo Joins Black Label Society Onstage For Performance of Pantera’s ‘I’m Broken’

The 2014 Revolver Golden Gods Tour is going strong throughout the U.S., but the people of Worchester, Mass. were given a special treat at the conclusion of Black Label Society's set. To cap off the night, Down frontman Philip Anselmo took the stage with BLS to jam a ferocious performance of Pantera's 'I'm Broken.'

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Nikki Sixx / Michael Sweet
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Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx Fires Back at Stryper’s Michael Sweet After Autobiography Criticism

Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx has been involved in various wars of words lately, including battles with Godsmack and Sebastian Bach. Now, Sixx has completed a verbal hat trick, firing back at Stryper's Michael Sweet after the Christian rock frontman questioned the validity of Nikki Sixx's autobiography.

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Loudwire’s #ScreamForJeff Slayer Campaign Gets Huge Worldwide Response [Watch]

Thanks to all the fans who watched our video, shared our video and made their own video yelling "SLAYER!," Loudwire's #ScreamForJeff campaign was a huge success. To celebrate your participation, we're proud to share just a small percentage of the many Jeff Hanneman memorial videos posted online by Slayer superfans (watch below).

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Billy Corgan Reveals Title + Track Listing for Smashing Pumpkins’ Ninth Studio Album

Big news for Smashing Pumpkins fans. In an official post from frontman Billy Corgan, the Pumpkins are in the final stretch of finishing up studio album No. 9. Additionally, Corgan has revealed that the album will be titled 'Monuments to an Elegy,' along with unveiling its track listing.

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