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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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Judas Priest’s Rob Halford to Undergo Surgery for Umbilical Hernia

Judas Priest are soon to come back extremely strong with 'Redeemer of Souls' on July 15, but right now, iconic vocalist Rob Halford is focusing on his health. The Metal God will soon undergo surgery to take care of an umbilical hernia that looks like "the alien just burst forth!"

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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 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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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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GWAR’s Oderus Urungus + Balsac the Jaws of Death Immortalized in New ‘Throbblehead’ Set

Fellow measly humans, GWAR have just announced the release of a limited edition 'Throbblehead' set featuring guitarist Balsac the Jaws of Death and immortal frontman Oderus Urungus. Only 1000 of these sets will be made and a portion of the proceeds will go towards the Dave Brockie Fund.

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Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt Plays ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’

This week's edition of 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?' features one of modern metal's greatest frontmen, Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt. Having also led death metal giants Bloodbath and experimental act Storm Corrosion, Akerfeldt has left a giant impact on music, so we invited the multitalented frontman to partake in a game of 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?'.

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Longtime Bad Religion Guitarist Greg Hetson Confirms Departure From Band

Longtime Bad Religion guitarist Greg Hetson has confirmed that he is no longer part of the legendary punk band. Fans have been speculating about Hetson's status in the band since last year, and although Bad Religion have yet to release an official statement, Hetson confirmed his departure via Twitter.

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Former Misfits Singer Glenn Danzig Suing Bassist Jerry Only for Trademark Infringement

According to various sources, former Misfits frontman Glenn Danzig is suing current Misfits bassist Jerry Only over rights to a lucrative merchandising deal with Hot Topic. Additionally, Danzig claims that Jerry Only registered trademarks "for everything Misfits-related in 2000" behind the singer's back.

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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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