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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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Metallica Fans Vote Two New Songs Into Band’s Signature Pinball Machines

You may have heard about Metallica's own signature pinball machine, and if you're lucky, you may have even manned the flippers on one. Either way, the developers of Metallica Pinball recently polled fans to vote two new songs into the game, with 'Ride the Lightning' and 'Blackened' coming out on top.

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See the First Tweets From Metallica, Slayer, Slash, Black Sabbath, David Draiman + More!

Today (March 21) marks Twitter's eighth birthday. Although the iconic social media platform was launched in July 2006, it was March 21, 2006 that Twitter was officially founded. We've all seen how Twitter has changed the world, but do you remember the site's humble beginnings? It's a bit of a blur, but thanks to Twitter's 'Discover' feature, we can see the very first tweets sent out by your favorite rock and metal musicians.

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Corey Taylor To Be Roasted by Shawn Crahan, Scott Ian, Sebastian Bach + More

Let's hope Corey Taylor's skin is as thick as his mask, because the Slipknot / Stone Sour vocalist is set to be roasted! Taylor will be ripped to shreds by some brilliant comedians, awesome musicians and even the Slipknot singer's own bandmate Shawn 'Clown' Crahan.

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Former Nirvana Drummer Chad Channing Will Not Be Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Over the weekend, it was reported that former Nirvana drummer Chad Channing, who manned the kit for the band's debut album, 'Bleach,' would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl. However, according to a new message sent by the Rock Hall, Channing will not be included in Nirvana's induction.

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Lars Ulrich: ‘Lords of Summer’ Is Representative of Metallica’s Current Creative Headspace

Last night (March 16) in Bogota, Colombia, Metallica debuted 'The Lords of Summer,' a new song from the thrash legends. Now that we've heard the song, fans are beginning to ponder how 'The Lords of Summer' will fit into Metallica's next album. Now, drummer Lars Ulrich explains how the new song represents Metallica's current creative mindset.

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Maynard James Keenan’s Hollywood Hills Home on the Market for $2.795 Million

Every hardcore Tool fan (and there are a LOT of them) has wondered what the inside of singer Maynard James Keenan's home looks like. You may imagine Maynard dwelling in some sort of psychedelic kaleidoscope or even one of the worlds created for a Tool music video, and you wouldn't be entirely incorrect. Luckily, if you've got $2.795 million burning a hole in your pocket, you can buy Maynard's home in the Hollywood Hills.

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Dave Lombardo on Slayer: ‘They Weren’t Really My Friends, They Were Just Business Partners’

It's already been over a year since Slayer parted ways with drummer Dave Lombardo. The legendary kit master has been keeping busy with Philm and drumming workshops, but Lombardo's ousting from Slayer has allowed the stickman time to reconsider the relationships he had with his former bandmates.

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One-Armed Drummer Returns to Kit Thanks to Amazing ‘Cyborg’ Prosthesis

This is truly mind-blowing. A professor at the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology, who has built robotic musicians in the past, has created a piece of technology that can allow an amputee to play drums. In fact, the inventor himself claims that "the drummer essentially becomes a cyborg."

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Is Tool’s New Album Already Recorded?

Update: Tool guitarist Adam Jones has publicly claimed that his comment about the band's new record being done was simply a joke:

It's been almost eight full years since Tool gifted fans with '10,000 Days' back in 2006, and ever since, followers of the massively successful band have been praying for a new record. There have been tons of small updates on the progress of Tool's fifth full-length album in the past couple of years, but in a new report, a reliable source has written that Tool may be "100 percent done" with the record.

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